I have a new habit: instead of doing homework, I play Monster Prom for hours on Steam.
My grades are suffering for it, but I’m having a great time!
Monster Prom is a crowdfunded PC game where you, a student at Spooky High, have to ask one of six (eight with the DLC) monsters to the Monster Prom.
Sounds simple, right?
HAHAHA, THIS GAME IS SO MUCH HARDER THAN I EXPECTED.
I’ve spent 25+ hours with these characters and have learned all sorts of things about them.
Get ready for some feelings.
(SPOILERS for Monster Prom endings, secret and otherwise)
(Adult content ahead)
The Demonic Bad Boy
Damien loves murder, arson, and more murder. He QUITE OFTEN approaches the player character with a corpse he needs to hide.
I could talk about how much he loves his dads, drag, and crime.
Mostly, I think Damien was *ahem* drawn well.
(Nathan Sharp’s voice-acting sure helps.)
I HAVE OFT ADMIRED THE OPEN-NECKED SHIRT HE WEARS TO PROM.
Damien’s wardrobe is flawless.
I think it would look especially good on my bedroom fl- HAHA JUST KIDDING MY MOM READS THIS BLOG.
The Lycan Jock
My initial attraction to Scott morphed into horror when I learned he was a himbo.
Himbos generally don’t do anything for me.
Scott, however, differs from most himbos.
All Scott wants is for the player character to consider his feelings.
I CAN DO THAT. I would be HAPPY to do that!
I love that Scott is a sincere, straightforward, genuinely caring person.
He went to prom with me while I was PRETENDING TO BE A GHOST? I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.
I don’t think I’m a furry, but the evidence is stacked against me.
The Undead Party Girl
I didn’t expect Spooky High’s preeminent party girl to become my favorite character.
Polly supports and defends Spooky High’s aroace student.
She hypes up her friends.
She apologizes when she screws up.
She reads Russian literature.
She wears the hell out of a tank top.
She’s cool and nice and ALSO HOT, OKAY?
IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME TO SAY?
The Gorgon Rich Bitch
I am contractually obligated to love the Alpha Bitch in any story.
Vera is 100% that bitch.
She knows what she wants and demands respect. I CAN’T NOT BE IMPRESSED BY THAT.
I could explore why beautiful, emotionally unavailable women appeal to me so much…
…OR I could keep playing Monster Prom without diving deeper.
Now would be a great time to mention Vera’s HIDDEN EMOTIONAL DEPTHS.
She’s incredibly supportive of Scott and her sister Valerie and I LOVE HER FOR THAT.
She teaches Scott about found family and tells him that she’s NEVER GOING TO LEAVE.
IT’S POSSIBLE I CRIED.
The Mermaid Princess
I don’t really like Miranda as a person.
Unfortunately for me, she’s very cute.
She’s what Mia Thermopolis might have become if not for anxiety and scruples.
I won’t apologize for finding Miranda’s ruthlessness hot.
Liam de Lioncourt
The Vampiric Hipster
My favorite thing about Liam is his haircut…
…probably because I have the same haircut.
He’s also cute, I guess, in a lanky, nerdy way.
He’s like Hipster Lee Pace.
The Plant Person
When I started Kale’s storyline, I did not expect to cry.
I came here to romance monsters, not to confront how a single-minded romance focus can affect aroace people!!
OTHER PEOPLE’S FEELINGS MATTER, ACTUALLY.
At the end of Kale’s subplot, he asks the player character to prom, clarifying that it would be “as friends.”
I WOULD LOVE ATTEND PROM WITH YOU, KALE.
FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC.
This storyline was especially meaningful to me because two of my favorite people on earth are aroace.
I love them so much.
The Coven Leader
Wait a minute…
Joy, TV star and head of the Coven, is a romance option?
SHE’S SO PRETTY AND HER PROM DRESS IS SO CUTE.
Joy is my dream girl.
She might have eyes for Dmitri, but I’M THE ONE TAKING HER TO PROM.
The Witchy Sidekick
Turns out you can date the entire Coven using a lore coupon. Don’t worry about it.
Faith favors dry humor and trust-building.
She’s very upfront about not wanting anything serious, which I APPRECIATE.
Faith also calls out Polly for a racist joke. I’m still shocked that this dating sim is out here tackling everyday racism.
Of all the characters, I would most likely date Faith in real life. Or, more likely, we would date for a bit, then break up and stay friends. This is my dating MO.
Like Joy, Faith wears one of the cutest prom dresses I’ve ever seen.
Pheel the Eel
The Fishy Advisor
MAYBE I SHOULDN’T STAN THE SERF PLOTTING MIRANDA VANDERBILT’S ASSASSINATION.
UNFORTUNATELY, I’M KIND OF ON HIS SIDE.
HE MAKES SOME DECENT POINTS.
GLORY TO MERSTOTZKA.
The Interdimensional Prince and Dmitri
The Unexpected Power Couple
The Interdimensional Prince is a nosy royal who keeps trying to trick Spooky High students into marrying him.
Dmitri is an evil vampire who never wears a shirt.
With a bit of trickery, you can convince Dmitri and the Prince to marry each other.
If all goes well, the two of them will ask you to prom.
Yes, both of them.
As someone who regularly befriends couples, this pairing appeals to my natural state.
The Blob Boy
Blobert helps others using overly-specific greeting cards.
EVERYBODY loves Blobert, even Vera and Damien.
Best prom date, hands down.
The Fuzzy Mentor
To clarify, Coach is NOT a romance option.
Monster Prom wouldn’t let you date a TEACHER.
I just love that Coach tries his damnedest to support his students, even if it means letting them snort cocaine at prom.
He’s a keeper.
HE’S ALSO ACE AND RUNS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR ACE STUDENTS WHO TIRE OF SPOOKY HIGH’S CONSTANT SEXCAPADES.
I LOVE HOW MUCH COACH LOVES HIS STUDENTS.
HE’S SO PROUD OF THEM.
Are these my daddy issues coming to the forefront? I don’t want to dig that deeply, thanks.
Now that I’ve unlocked all 47 secret endings, my interest in this game has waned a bit.
What’s next for me?
Why, Monster Prom 2, of course!