Rance is an adult fantasy RPG series started by Alicesoft in 1988. The series focuses on a character named Rance who was designed to be the opposite of the hero characters in traditional Japanese RPGs of the time. Consequently Rance is an extremely selfish, violent, horny asshole, and if he does anything good, it's usually by accident.
The games in the series make up a continuous story, but each is mostly enjoyable on its own as well.
Most of the games are some sort of RPG, but the gameplay in each varies wildly, to the point where most of them are completely different from a gameplay perspective.
Originally released: August 15th, 1989
In the Kingdom of Leazas, an aristocrat's daughter is kidnapped! Taking on the job of rescuing her, an adventurer named Rance searches the castle town, while his recently purchased slave, Sill, infiltrates the kidnapped girl's school. Also, a mysterious ninja attacks sometimes.Key Staff
Originally released: May 15th, 1990
Four girls training in magic in the town of Custom suddenly began a rebellion and sealed the whole city underground. Rance accepts a request to defeat them and goes with Sill to the underground dungeon.Key Staff
Originally released: November 15th, 1991
The militant nation of Helman's Prince Patton joins hands with the powerful beings known as fiends and invades Leazas, quickly taking over the country. Seeking help to save the imprisoned Princess Lia, Kanami the ninja pays a visit to Rance's house. Rance takes her virginity in exchange for driving Helman out of Leazas!Key Staff
Originally released: December 11th, 1993
Rance and Sill are teleported to the mysterious, floating city of Ylapu. While they search everywhere for a way back to the surface, Leazas and Custom put together a team to bring them back. At the same time, a group of Helmanian soldiers is snooping around Ylapu...Key Staff