Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #84

Hey Blerdy Tribe! It’s Thrifty Thursday!! In a world where it’s all about the almighty dollar, sometimes it’s a little tough to make our pennies stretch enough to accommodate our hobbies. But, there are plenty of ways to balance your budget while still enjoying the things you love, you just have to be a little thrifty about it. So, I created Thrifty Gaming in order to spotlight some lesser known indie titles that are both entertaining an affordable.

If you’re a new follower or someone who has been following since my Nice Job Breaking It Hero days and have been gone for awhile, here’s a refresher… Thrifty Gaming, is a weekly post series where I spotlight three games/visual novels that are under $10.00. These can be mobile games, PC games, and a few times I have found some nice indie console titles too. The list used to focus on just otome games and romance visual novels, but after requests from a few readers I have since expanded to other gaming genres. I don’t include sales or limited time offers, each title has to be consistently priced at $10.00 or less without any promotions to be included in this line up.

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Note, these are not reviews, rather recommendations so your mileage may vary with some of these titles. This week’s post will include a brief synopsis and links to each game so you can add them to your gaming library! You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy your hobbies, so save a little bread and check out this week’s thrifty gaming picks!

Takorita Meets Fries

Takorita Meets Fries  (2020)Roseverte Games

Cost: $5.00


In Tako Kingdom, deep under the sea, soup is an everyday, common meal.
Princess Takorita is deeply dissatisfied with this food culture and demands a new dish which can spice up her life.
She decides to go up to the land together with the merman “Mer” as her guard.

On the land, Princess Takorita meets the humans Dino and Ina.
The culture differences greatly surprise the princess.

Then, finally, she has her fated encounter with the “french fries”.🍟🍟🍟

…Is that all?
No, that’s not all! French fries might look simple, but there’s more to it.

Princess Takorita continues her adventure to make the fries more and more tasty!

Her journey is far from over.
Even finding her long-lost grandfather is only a small part of her adventure.


Takorita Meets Fries is a short comedy visual novel developed by Rosevert Games. Follow Takorita on her quest to find delicious food! While it’s not a romance game, players can interact with a number of quirky and fun characters, your choices throughout will determine which of the four routes you end up on. Players can also unlock three unique endings and one epilogue. 

The Terrible Persistence of Memory Game

The Terrible Persistence of Memory (2021) Pixels and Pins

Cost: $2.00

Windows, Mac, and Linux

When you wake from a deep sleep, the first thing the goblin doctor asks is “What’s your name?” The problem is: you don’t know. A mysterious retrograde amnesia has left you with barely an inkling of your past, and you have yet to decide how much that actually bothers you.

Retrace your steps. Find what you’ve lost. Piece together who you are from the strange and incredible things you can do as you realize you’re not the only one looking for you.

Collect information and determine who can help you decipher it. Form your own feelings on your absent memories, and see what path it takes you down.


The Terrible Persistence of Memory is a mystery romance game developed by Pixels and Pins for the game jam, Nanoreno 2021. What’s unique about this game is that it features an all non-binary cast of characters for players to befriend and romance. Unlock your hazy memories and discover the truth behind your identity in this immersive mystery adventure. There are three routes to pursue and a total of six endings—like most visual novels the bulk of your interactions will be with other characters, but The Terrible Persistence of Memory does have a few point and click investigation segments. 

Perfect Gold Yuri VN


Perfect Gold (2021) Yangyang Mobile

Cost: $7.99


Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness is a short, coming-of-age yuri visual novel about two former friends who escape detention in order to celebrate the Sunflower Festival. Set in the magical city of Castlecoast, readers get to know Audrey Clary, an alchemy student and heiress who secretly dreams of a different life, and Marion LaRue, a rebellious elemental magic student in search of someone she once loved.


Perfect Gold is a heartwarming slice-of-life yuri visual novel developed by Yangyang Mobile In the game, play as both Audrey and Marion as they navigate the ups and downs of love, friendship, and their studies. While the game is short clocking in between 2-4 hours, Perfect Gold has a number of great features, including: full English voice acting, animated sprites, and backgrounds. 

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That’s it for this week’s thrifty buys, but, don’t worry I’ll have more titles for in next week’s post, so be on the look out for that next Thursday! But, if all that extra money you saved is burning a hole in your pocket and you just can’t wait for next week’s list, definitely check out some of my previous Thrifty Gaming posts, there are tons of games for gamers who like me are ballin’ on a budget!

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One thought on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #84

  1. Huh, the art of Perfect Gold looks really neat and appealing for a yuri vn! Thanks for the spotlight, I might just give it a look. Plus since it’s shot-ish, it won’t take over my life, cuz I got too many other games on my plate rn lol.

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