How to Play Summertime Saga on Android? [The Ultimate Guide]

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Summertime Saga is one, if not the most, popular life simulation games nowadays. If it’s not your first time playing a sims game, then Summertime Saga’s gameplay might look familiar to you. It unravels mysteries as you play along, with a dark and riveting backstory that simulates your steamiest fantasies.

Summertime Saga became so popular because it gives players the freedom to go wherever on the map and do what they want within its storyline. It is often played on a computer but is also available on mobile so you can enjoy them even when you’re on the fly. Today, we’ll be taking you on the ultimate guided tour on how to play Summertime Saga on your Android phone.

 

What is Summertime Saga?

Summertime Saga
Screenshot from summertimesaga.com

Summertime Saga is not your ordinary mobile game. It is an adult-themed game rated for players ages 18 and up. Summertime Saga is a sultry visual-novel about its main character, a graduating high school guy whose dad mysteriously passed away. The game is wrapped around this tragic event mixed with all the seductive moments and adventures in between.

The game is in Alpha, meaning it’s currently in the works towards its final development. Since its release, it has received numerous updates, and it gets updated more or less every one to three months. As of this post, the latest version is 0.20.7 and every update usually receives more exciting features, characters, map locations, minigames, and improved effects.

 

How to Download and Install Summertime Saga on Android

Summertime Saga is free and is available on MacOS, Windows, Linux, and Android. Unfortunately due to publishing restrictions, the game is not available on iOS. But on the upside, it is available on Android, and we’re going to show you ways on how to download Summertime Saga on your mobile device.

The game requires at least Android Gingerbread 2.3 to run on mobile. Gingerbread was launched nine years ago, and although you can expect the game to work on the operating system, it would be best to run this on the more recent versions of Android. The game might not be as demanding as most mobile games, but be sure to check out the best mobile phones to achieve seamless and reliable gameplay.

Disclaimer

Summertime Saga has content inappropriate for young audiences 18 years below. This article only aims to inform readers about the game and does not promote its misuse in any way.

 

Where to Download Summertime Saga

Summertime Saga is not available on the Google Play Store, so you have to download it from its official website. If for some reason you want to get one of the previous versions, these are 14 downloadable versions that are currently available. You can download any of the 13 prior versions but you should expect fewer features. So, might as well get the latest version as it will sport better features and a more complete map and storyline.

Download Summertime Saga

 

How to Install Summertime Saga

Installing Summertime Saga is easy. But before you start downloading, make sure you prepare at least 2GB of space in your phone memory for the download and installation. Though you can download the game on your external memory, you should not install it on your SD card, otherwise, the game won’t play.

How to Download Summertime Saga on Android
Screenshots from SJTECH GAMES on YouTube

So now, here are the steps on how to install the app:

1. Commence download and wait until it’s completed.

2. Look for the APK file from your downloads folder.

3. Tap OK if prompted “This type of file can harm your device. Keep file anyway?”

(Rest assured that the APK file is safe, and will be virus-free on all versions)

4. Select Install and wait until it’s finished.

5. Select and launch the app.

If you have downloaded the APK file on your computer, follow the same steps after transferring the APK file from your computer to your Android device via USB cable.

 

Gameplay: All You Need to Know

Summertime Saga is a single-player game where you will meet many different characters and visit unique locations. You should expect minigames and scenes throughout your gameplay, and this is always accompanied by a heavy narrative and conversations of the characters.

 

Story Line

On the first day, you get into the shoes of the main character, whose father died of a mysterious death. You’ve been out of school for a month, grieving for your loss. But then you finally decide to come back and begin to realize that you are failing every class in high school.

You later learn that you inherited debt from your dad who owed loads of money to some criminals. And then you begin to receive phone calls from them, as well as other threats pressing you about your dad’s debt.

In the long haul, you are also troubled by the need to make ends meet at home, gather enough money for college, and find a special date for prom. We won’t spoil everything, but these are just the beginning parts of the story that will lead you to your wildest adventures.

 

Content

Starting out, it is going to come real handy to be familiar with the content of the game and what to expect along the way. You should also check the list of fetishes that you can expect throughout the game.

Summertime Saga Fetishes
Screenshot from summertimesaga.com

 

Characters 

When you have the latest version of Summertime Saga, you are expected to meet at least 60 different characters throughout the game. For now, let’s introduce you to some of the first ones you will meet.

Frank: the father of the MC (the main character). You will notice a good resemblance between the two of them. At the beginning of the game, you will watch introductory scenes of the MC attending his father’s funeral. These scenes will also show the first few days of the MC’s life after his father’s death.

Debbie: lessor or landlady of the house. She once had an intimate relationship with Frank during earlier times. Soon after his death, Debbie also begins to receive strange phone calls about Frank’s death. She also eventually takes the MC in under her care.

Jenny: one of the MC’s housemates, and the adoptive daughter of Debbie. She is the very first character you will encounter in the game. Jenny likes to get things her way, for example by asking the MC to give her money or buy her gifts. She also likes to wear a skimpy shirt and purple panties.

Roxxy: one of the MC’s schoolmates. She is also known as the girlfriend of their other schoolmate, Dexter.

Erik: MC’s best friend who is addicted to playing video games. You can expect a lot of interaction with him at school and other parts of the game.

Mia: the next-door neighbor of Erik. She is one of the first people you will meet in school who will ask if you’d like to study with her.

Kevin: a fellow schoolmate who works at the cafeteria. He will help you out at the gym with weightlifting to help improve your stats, so don’t forget to talk to him!

Routes

Perhaps one of the many reasons why the game has reached over 30 million downloads is that you can build intimate and sexual relationships with the characters. More than just being an erotic game, you develop your relationship by getting to know the story behind each character, learning about their personalities, and discovering their fetishes.

Each character has their own route, meaning you can gain progress with them individually during gameplay. A route is a series of things that can happen depending on your interactions with the characters.

Take note that sometimes you will need to wait a day or two before moving forward in a route with a certain character. This won’t be a buzzkill as there are lots more you can do in the game while waiting. Any route leads you mainly to sexual opportunities with the character, some requiring you to follow some steps before scoring your hard-earned reward.

Also, remember that you sometimes need to focus your route on one character before you can switch to another.   

 

Cookie Jar

Let’s say you couldn’t get your mind off one spicy encounter with a character. You can enjoy revisiting that scene anytime by just going to the Cookie Jar. You will find it in the main menu, and it will open as a gallery of unlocked scenes that you can watch over and over again. 

Summertime Saga Cookie Jar
Screenshot from wiki.summertimesaga.com

Always remember that any sex scene with a teacher needs to be played twice before it is unlocked in the Cookie Jar. Also, rest assured that nothing will be erased in the Cookie Jar if you begin a new game. 

 

Locations

The game is set in Summerville, a peaceful suburban town that offers everything you will need. You will notice that you will gradually unlock different locations throughout gameplay. So, the key is to just keep playing if you want to unlock more locations.

Summertime Saga Map
Screenshot from summertimesaga.com

Just bear in mind that you should, at all times, avoid going to the warehouse for safety reasons.

 

Minigames 

In Summertime Saga, you will find yourself entering over 20 different minigames in between your adventures. Four of these minigames will help you improve your stats, and they are the Maze Runner, Muay Thai, Rap Battle, and Weightlifting minigames. You will see some minigames squeezed in among jobs, while others are included for school. Wherever you are, keep an eye out for these games and make sure to do your best. Because at the end of the day, scoring higher stats from these minigames leads you to unlock more sexy adventures.

Summertime Saga Minigames
Screenshot from wiki.summertimeaga.com

Gameplay Progress

These are some things you should note about your progress on Summertime Saga.

1. Maintain Good Stats

As the main character, you will need to maintain good stats to enjoy the game. You can check your stats by tapping the phone icon on the upper right corner of your screen, where you will find your phone. You’ll find that it comes in four categories namely Strength, Dexterity, Charisma, and Intelligence.

You can improve your stats like Dexterity with your regular gameplay, although, for some such as Strength, you will need to hit the gym and play a minigame on weightlifting to improve.

 

2. Be mindful of In-game Time

It’s crucial to remember that Summertime Saga has its own in-game time divided into four different time slots. These are Morning, Daytime, Evening, and Late Night. You will notice that some quests are only available in the daytime, while others only at night. This is the same with certain locations and appearances of some characters. (E.g. restaurants are open during the day but are closed late at night, etc.).

 

3. Three Events per Day

Fun as it sounds to binge-play while you’re at it, sadly you can only complete three events per day. If you’re done with the third event, the best thing to do is sleep. In some way, this is a good thing as it lets you look forward to the upcoming events.

 

4. Wait a Weekend If You Seem Stuck

You might sometimes notice that you are stuck at some part of the game. Don’t fret, as it is normal. You will just need to wait a day or sometimes a whole weekend before those parts get unlocked. While waiting, you can choose to hang out at other playable parts or walk around the map to get familiar with Summerville. Otherwise, just sleep!

 

5. Downloading an Updated Version Can Lose Your Progress

While some find workarounds saving their progress on some devices, you should consider that if a new version comes out, you’ll have to start over. This might sound like a bummer, but it shouldn’t be a big deal.

Since you’ve already been playing, it would be much easier to overcome quests and minigames. And the fun part is, you can enjoy the new features, scenes, and the widely-anticipated addition of characters. But you can always stay in the older version in any case that you don’t want to update yet.

 

Best Gameplay Tips

Summertime Saga logo
Photo by Summertime Saga

Since we have already talked about what to expect in gameplay progress, here are the best gameplay tips to help enjoy your Summertime Saga experience.

 

1. Don’t Forget to Sleep

Continuously playing helps you learn the ropes of the game, but part of that is learning to wait for a new day. As mentioned earlier, some parts of the game will not unlock themselves if you don’t sleep. Sleeping would speed up the development of the story faster than if you didn’t let your character sleep. So doze off for a bit to continue enjoying upcoming adventures.

 

2. Read the dialogues

You will notice that the conversations help you understand everything you need to know about the game and its characters. However, while this is important to strategically improve gameplay, it can sometimes get tempting to just skim through the dialogue or even ignore it altogether. Read the dialogues carefully; you’ll never know, you just might catch a detail that will help you on your next quest.

 

3. Work on Your Stats

Your stats show you what you need to improve under each category. Some parts of the game require a certain level from your stats before they can be unlocked. It may need a bit of effort to do well on minigames, but it’s fulfilling to know that it will reap tempting rewards.

 

4. Read Wikis Based on the Version of the Game You Have

Wikis are detailed guides on how to achieve specific goals in the game. Even though these are widely available in one Google search, some players fail to read up on wikis based on their version of Summertime Saga. Some wikis would definitely help, but if this were written based on a different update of the game, then chances are it won’t work its wonders. So, be sure to read wikis meant for the version on your device.

 

5. Download an Older Version When Bugs  Happen

If it so happens that your Android device is experiencing bugs or any kind of problems on the app, download an older version of Summertime Saga. This is kind of normal, especially among newly released versions. The developers always resolve this but in the meantime, you can try downloading an older version for better stability.

 

To Play or Not to Play with Cheats Enabled

When you start playing Summertime Saga, you will be asked at the beginning whether you like a clean game or like to have cheats enabled. In a clean game, you will start with minimum stats and limited cash. When cheats are enabled, on the other hand, you’ll have limitless cash and maximum stats, so you can expect challenges to be much easier. You should consider being decisive about this because you will no longer be able to change this setting once you start gameplay. You will need to start over should you decide to play in a different mode.

If it’s your first time playing Summertime Saga, you are encouraged not to play with cheats enabled. Choosing a clean game will challenge you with the fullest strength and difficulty of the game, giving you a more meaningful and stimulating experience. However, if you’ve been on the game for a while and choose to enjoy it more freely without the required challenges from minigames, then by all means give it a shot with cheats enabled.

 

Takeaways

Summertime Saga is an awesome mobile game and it also has an awesome community. You can use it for free but if you choose to be a Patreon, you will help the makers fund and continually develop the game. Depending on how much you pledge, you will also be given voting rights to character and story development, among many other perks and freebies that come with being a Patreon.

If you are looking for a simulation game that is kinky and exciting, and that can be played while on the go or without an Internet connection, Summertime Saga will challenge and quench you in all your deepest, most immodest wants and needs.

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