*A note about creepy undertones about teenage dating sims, most of the characters are mysteriously over twenty. Also, sometimes good things are problematic and that's okay.
Every game of Monster Prom begins with an intro straight out of an 80's teen romantic comedy. You play as one of four characters in their senior year of Monster High three weeks before the prom. Their goal is simple, seduce one of their class' six star students into being their prom date. The options are: a stupid but rich mermaid princess, a prince of hell, an idiot jock werewolf, a hipster vampire, a self-described party ghost, and a mean, self-made gorgon with a penchant for murder.
If you haven't thought this already, Monster Prom is a weird game. The scenarios where you build your stats and become closer to your potential dates run the gambit from stimulating the economic growth of a tiny tiny kingdom through nuclear warfare with some ants to robbing a bank by fist bumping a security ogre who happens to go to salsa class with you.
It's that kind of weird. But also one of the best games I've ever played. Monster Prom can be played in single player mode but also multiplayer for up to four people online, locally, or a mix of both. I was lucky enough to play with a couple of my friends yesterday and it was the best time I've had in a while. And I play video games for a living!
I pretty quickly realized, for what it is, Monster Prom is one of the best games I've ever played. Each game lasts a little over an hour and playing back to back is still entertaining. The art is fabulous, the absurdist humor is actually, genuinely, hilarious. Also, Monster Prom is Queer Culture. This is a short post because it's my birthday but also, I fucking love Monster Prom. And everyone should buy it.