Slow Damage Madarame Walkthrough


Official Website: English | Japanese

Where to Buy: Digital | Physical

Read the review: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre


ROUTE TIPS & NOTES

  • Taku and Rei‘s routes are available from the start of the game.
    • Madarame‘s route should be cleared AFTER finishing the first two routes.
    • Fujieda‘s route unlocks after you clear Madarame’s route.
  • Each route has a Euphoria end and a Madness end, along with a few early Game Over ends.
  • Slow Damage doesn’t follow the usual visual novel gameplay. Gameplay is split between Exploration and Interrogation modes.
    • In Exploration, you can visit various locations and interact with other characters to collect key phrases that will be used during Interrogations.
    • In Interrogation, you can confront a character and get them to reveal their true desires by presenting the key phrases you collect during Exploration.
    • In lieu of traditional visual novel choices, you will react to situations by choosing Positive or Negative. These choices will shift the story towards either Euphoria or Madness.

Madarame Route Walkthrough

Chapter 1: Fraise

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, knife play, character death, graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Nov. 9 Noon)

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Residential Area

Select: Move > Shopping St.

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative

Select: Move > Tajima’s

  • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Nov. 14 Noon)

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “No problem for you” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Yanagawa Café

Select: Move > Shopping St

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “Like” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > ROSE

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “What’s gotten into you” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Nov. 15 Night )

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

Select: Move > Residential Area

  • “It’s all over” Palette Acquired
  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Shopping St

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “Don’t hold back” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Kokinoko Bridge

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “I feel you” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “screwed” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (NoV. 23 NIGHT)

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (NoV. 23 NIGHT)

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

Select: Move > Kouou St.

Select: Move > Abaro Alley

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Talk to him and calm him down

*Here you’ll use some of the inspiration phrases you collected previously

  • Choose Negative (…Provoke him a little?)
    • I feel you
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • screwed
    • No problem for you
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • I feel you
  • What did Ikuina use for his art? > Select Flowers (page 2)

Interrogation – Gotta Expose his Secrets

  • Choose Positive (Press him further?)
    • No problem for you
  • Choose Negative (Bait him?)
    • Don’t hold back
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Say it plainly?)
    • Like
  • Choose Negative (Make him sweat?)
    • What’s gotten into you?
  • The symbol of his desire is… > Select Pierced the heart (page 3)

Chapter 2: Madarame Kei – Immutable

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

sexual violence, erotic asphyxiation, rape, dubious consent, imprisonment, involuntary bondage, graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Dec 21 Night)

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “it’s all an act” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “c’mon hurry” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Abaro Alley

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “hard to read” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Nightlife District

Select: Move > Deathmatch Area

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Dec 24 Night)

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “trying to achieve” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “I don’t want to hear that shit”

Select: Move > Roost

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “more vulnerable” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Tajima’s

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “Not sure how long it’ll last” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. C)

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “spit it out already” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > City Ruins

Select: Move > Deathmatch Area

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “I love the thrill of the chase” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Talk with Madarame…?

  • Choose Negative (Ask?)
    • hard to read
    • trying to achieve
  • Choose Negative (Fight back?)
  • Choose Negative (Clamp down?)
    • Not sure how long it’ll last
    • spit it out already
  • Choose Positive (Clamp down?)
    • c’mon hurry
  • Choose Positive (Ask?)
    • it’s all an act
  • Madarame doesn’t seem to like that I was with Taku > Select Taku, unconscious (page 2)

Interrogation – Find out the truth

  • Choose Positive (Start pressing him?)
    • spit it out already
    • c’mon hurry
  • Choose Negative (Provoke him?)
  • Choose Positive (Ask bluntly?)
    • trying to achieve
    • it’s all an act
  • Choose Negative (Trap him?)
    • it’s all an act
    • I love the thrill of the chase
  • Choose Positive (Answer calmly?)
    • more vulnerable
  • Choose Negative (Push him away?)
    • I don’t want to hear that shit
  • The problem Taku is facing’s dealing with right now > Select Bad liar (page 2)

Directed Exploration (Jan 2 Night)

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

  • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Jan 2 Night)

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. C)

Select: Move > Madarame’s Hideout

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Talk with Madarame

  • Choose Negative (Make a joke?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Negative (Ask calmly?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Negative (Ask again?)
  • Choose Negative (Respond offhandedly?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Not yet.)
  • Ask the burning question on my mind > Select Madarame’s Lighter (page 1)

Interrogation – I need to know what Madarame desires

  • Choose Positive (Find out for sure?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Negative (Make a joke?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Positive (That makes sense.)
    • Not sure how long it’ll last
    • spit it out already
  • Choose Negative (Ask disapprovingly?)
    • hard to read
    • more vulnerable

Save for Madarame Madness Ending

  • Choose Negative (No need)

Madarame Euphoria End


Madarame Madness End

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, knife play, cannibalism (ingesting blood), graphic CG

Load Save for Madarame Madness Ending

Chapter 2: Madarame Kei – Immutable

Interrogation – I need to know what Madarame desires

  • Choose Positive (Not yet…)
  • Back when we were in the Takasato-gumi together… > Select Photo of the trio

Interrogation – Gotta search for his true desires

  • Choose Positive (Wait and see?)
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Speak my mind…?)
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Talk to him?)
    • Say nothing
  • I don’t know what to say… > Select Choose any clue 3x

Madarame Madness End


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