However, it was unique in that it contained not only adventure-game elements but also a combat system borrowed from tactical combat games such as Tactics Ogre.
Today the industry has grown, with most publishers making releases for Windows, including download only files.
Some of the least pornographic and most successful also branching off into the console market.
Among early bishōjo adventure games it had a degree of polish that previous games lacked.
It was also the first to have recognizably modern anime-style artwork: its characters had very large eyes and a tiny nose and mouth but were otherwise basically normally proportioned, characteristics which today are found in virtually all bishōjo games.
Games ported to consoles usually have adult content removed.
The industry of bishōjo games is closely related to the industry of anime and Japanese manga.
In 2001 Tokimeki Memorial 3 became the first bishojo game to break this trend.
However, low sales make it likely that other companies will stick with the traditional 2D graphics.
To be accessible to a more mainstream audience, it contained no erotic elements, seeking instead to create a "romantic" atmosphere.