A Game Over is when the player is successfully stopped from ever being with Senpai. There are various types of Game Overs which occur under different circumstances, such as "Heartbroken", "Arrested", "Expelled", "Exposed", "Apprehended", "Senpai Lost", "Comatose", and "??????????". The full list of Game Overs can be found below.
Also, "??????????" can be earned by being inside the Headmaster's office for too long, holding a weapon inside the office, holding a dismembered body part in the room or dragging a corpse in the room. The Headmaster has to be in the room to give you this game-over.
Game Over Screen
Once a Game Over screen appears, the player has five options. If the Game Over screen is anything but a “Heartbroken” Game Over, the first four options are there instead.
- Reset Day: Restart the current day, losing all the progress made this day (except allocated Study Points, collectables and unlocked Student Profiles).
- Reset Week: Restart from Monday, losing all the progress made in the current week.
- Load Most Recent Save: Restart from whichever save file was last created before the Game Over happened.
- Main Menu: Go back to the Main Menu.
- SNAP: Enter true psycho mode. Currently can only be triggered by a "Heartbroken" Game Over. Check page for more details.
Various situations will initiate the "Heartbroken" Game Over. The "Heartbroken" Game Over ordinarily is directly linked to Senpai openly not finding Ayano desirable, rather than another obstacle preventing Ayano from being with Senpai.
|Situation||Senpai's Dialogue||Ayano's Dialogue|
|Ayano stands near Senpai for too long. After he comments four times on Ayano's behavior, he will act afraid. Wearing a mask will not cause this scenario to appear.||"Hey, cut it out! That's really creepy! Leave me alone!/Um, excuse me! Would you please stop doing that? You're scaring me!"||"I can never face my Senpai again.../I can never face him again..."|
|Senpai witnesses Ayano murdering someone or dragging (or carrying if physical level is high enough) a corpse.||"How could you do that?! Do you realize what you've just done?!/You...you killed them! Stay back! Get away from me!/What have you DONE?! You MONSTER!/Oh my god! You just MURDERED someone!/This can't be happening! Somebody, help! HELP!"||"Now Senpai could never love me.../He could never love me..."|
|Senpai notices Ayano with a suspicious weapon. Bloody weapons that are normally non-suspicious (like a screwdriver) do not trigger Senpai's reaction, as he can't see it.||"Why do you have a weapon? What are you going to do with that thing? Stay back!"||"Senpai noticed me...at the worst time.../I ruined...everything..."|
|Senpai notices Ayano laughing loudly/showing signs of low sanity.||"What the hell's wrong with you?! Get away from me!"||"Now he knows what I'm really like.../He knows the truth about me..."|
|Senpai notices Ayano while she is covered in blood.||"Why do you have so much blood on you? Did you hurt somebody?!"||"I shouldn't have let him see me like that.../He saw me at..my worst..."|
|Senpai witnesses Ayano taking panty shots.||"What the hell are you doing? That's horrible! Stop that right now!/What the hell are you doing? That's horrible! Stop it, you creep!"||"There's no way he could ever forgive me for that.../I just lost my chance..."|
|Ayano kills someone in front of Senpai while she's wearing a mask.||No dialogue||No dialogue|
|Ayano kills more than 50% of the school's population. The school shuts down. Senpai enrolls in a faraway school where Ayano cannot follow him, and another girl claims his heart. Ayano has permanently lost her chance to be with Senpai.||No dialogue.||No dialogue.|
- Main Article: Rivals
When a rival successfully confesses to Senpai on Friday under the Confession Tree, he will be so moved by her love confession that he will happily accept. This will happen at the end of every Friday of the debug builds regardless of the player's actions and will trigger the "Senpai Lost" screen, which has the same options as any other Game Over screen. This is due to the fact that no rival has been implemented (save for the test rival, which does not count), and therefore it's impossible to eliminate the rival.
If Ayano kills someone on Friday, hoping a police investigation will interrupt a rival confession, the current rival will simply wait until the police investigation ends and confess her feelings before she is cleared to leave the school campus.
- Main Article: Reputation
In the future, if Ayano's reputation drops below -100, Senpai will reject her love confession, resulting in a Game Over. If she goes to class with a reputation below -100, then she will receive a short cutscene of students laughing at her, followed by an instant Game Over.
When a Heroic student, a Protective student (namely Raibaru Fumetsu), a delinquent, or a teacher witnesses Ayano committing murder or dragging a corpse, they will attempt to apprehend her immediately.
If a student grabs Ayano, a struggle mini-game will begin. To get out of it, the player must press the Q, E, R, or F keys in a semi-rapid session to get the icon all the way to the right side of the bar. Should the player fail, if the icon reaches the left side of the bar, the student will pin Ayano to the ground with Ayano groaning, "Ugh! No!" and result in an "Apprehended" Game Over.
If the player has no self-defense, no struggle mini-game will initiate if a teacher catches the player; instead, an "Apprehended" Game Over will occur with the teacher pinning the player down immediately without giving a chance to fight back. When the player has a high enough self-defense stat, they will enter a struggle mini-game with the teacher, rather than being immediately apprehended.
If a delinquent sees Ayano committing murder or dragging a corpse (unless it was one of the bullies, in which case they do nothing), they will enter a combat mini-game and will refuse to stop fighting until they have knocked her into a coma or until she kills them.
If Ayano kills a student around four and above other students, she will be overwhelmed and apprehended.
If Ayano kills a student in front of Raibaru, she will attempt to apprehend her immediately. If Raibaru grabs Ayano, no struggle mini-game will initiate regardless of how high the player's self-defense stat is, and Raibaru will break one of Ayano's arms before apprehending her. The same thing happens if the player attempts to attack Raibaru from behind. This is because Raibaru has been intended to be invincible.
|Ayano tries to attack a teacher with a large weapon or with low self-defense.||"Just what do you think you're doing?!"|
|Ayano kills someone, drags a corpse, or carries a corpse in front of a teacher.||"What have you done?"/"How could you?"/"Stop right now!"|
|Ayano appears bloody or carries a weapon in front of a teacher guarding a corpse.||"That blood/weapon...so it was you!"|
|Ayano shows up at the scene of the crime insane near a teacher guarding a corpse.||"There's no doubt... It was you!"|
|Ayano kills someone, drags a corpse, or carries a corpse in front of a heroic or protective student.||"You won't get away with this!"|
|Ayano kills someone or drags a corpse in front of a delinquent.||"You psychopath! You won't get away with this!'"/"You just killed someone, you freakin' maniac!"/"What have you done?! You lunatic!"|
|Ayano tries to attack a protective student.||"Ah!! What are you doing?! Are you crazy?! I won't let you hurt me!"|
The "Expelled" Game Over is linked to those with the Strict and Dangerous persona.
The information below is about the various circumstances in which the player can successfully instigate an "Expelled" Game Over in Yandere Simulator.
|Situation||Faculty/Student Council Dialogue|
|Ayano is punished for the sixth time or threatens the guidance counselor.||That's it! I've had enough! I've spoken to the Headmaster about you, and he's given me permission to expel you from Akademi at my discretion. Under his authority, you are hereby expelled from this institution! Get out of my sight!|
|A Student Council member witnesses Ayano murder someone.||"Stop, you villain!"/"On the ground!"/"Sorry."/"Cease and desist!"|
|Ayano walks too close to a Student Council member five times.||"Stop, you villain!"/"On the ground!"/"Sorry."/"Cease and desist!"|
|Ayano tries to kill a Student Council member without stealth.||"Stop, you villain!"/"On the ground!"/"Sorry."/"Cease and desist!"|
|Ayano attempts to walk through a metal detector carrying a weapon.||No dialogue. The metal detector pepper sprays her and she is immediately expelled.|
|Ayano did not return the stolen NPC's phone to the owner.||No dialogue. At the end of the school day, the faculty members will check the students belongings and will be expelled if she has a stolen student's phone in her inventory.|
If Ayano kills an NPC in front of a student with the Phone Addict persona, or a student with their phone out, they will take a picture and send it to the police, providing evidence against her and leading to an instant "Exposed" Game Over. Similarly, if she kills an NPC in front of a student with the Lovestruck persona, they will tell Senpai that Ayano committed the murder, leading to the "Exposed" Game Over.
- Main Article: Police
If Ayano hasn't cleaned up a murder scene and the police are called, she will get arrested for murder. To prevent this, Ayano must:
- Get rid of the body by using the incinerator or the wood chipper.
- Mop up all of the blood.
- Get a clean uniform and dispose of the old one. Currently, there are no penalties for being naked but clean.
- Get rid of the weapon by using the incinerator, or wash off the blood by using a drinking fountain.
- Retain high sanity by the time the police come.
- Dispose of gloves used.
- Dispose of masks used.
- Destroy any phones containing incriminating photos. (If witnessed and snapped a picture by a Phone Addict student)
- Avoid five witnesses from reporting to the police.
However, if Ayano disposes crucial evidence (bloody uniform, gloves, weapons) and has her composure, but still leaves the corpses and/or blood around, then she won't get caught, because the police can't trace the murder to Ayano. School atmosphere drops like usual.
Different Types of "Arrested" Game Overs
|The police timer runs out as Ayano is murdering someone.||Ayano will get arrested on the spot and the trial will find her guilty. Note: This would only happen in older builds.|
|The police timer runs out, all evidence but the gloves have been disposed of.||The police cannot find a weapon or corpse, but the police can trace the gloves back to Ayano, and she will be arrested.|
|The police timer runs out, a corpse is found, the weapon has been disposed of, but the gloves have not been disposed of.||The gloves are traced back to Ayano and she will be arrested.|
|The police timer runs out, Ayano has no sanity, but all other evidence is disposed of.||The police question Ayano and take her into custody due to her behavior. She will eventually admit everything and remain in custody.|
|The police timer runs out, a corpse is found, Ayano still has her bloody uniform, but her murder weapon has been disposed of.||Since Ayano is covered in blood, the police will arrest her.|
|The police timer runs out, a corpse is found, the murder weapon has not been disposed of, but Ayano's bloody uniform has been disposed of.||Everyone is forced to give their biological report, which the police will use to trace the murder weapon to Ayano.|
The police timer runs out, a corpse is found; Ayano has low sanity, is covered in blood, and still has her weapon.
|Since it's very obvious who committed the crime, the police will immediately arrest Ayano.|
Five or more students witnessed Ayano commit murder.
|The witnesses will report Ayano to the police. Due to the several amounts of accusations, she will be arrested.|
|Ayano was caught doing something suspicious by the security cameras.||The police will check the school's surveillance system and find Ayano's suspicious behavior. She will be arrested on the spot.|
|The police timer runs out, all evidence has been disposed of, but an incriminating photo taken by a Phone Addict student was left and hasn't destroyed their phone.||The police will check the victim's phone and find Ayano's incriminating photo. She will be arrested.|
If Ayano rigs a drinking fountain to electrocute someone and then walks into the trap, she will be zapped, causing her to fall into a coma. Before the April 26th, 2018 build, if Ayano attacked a delinquent, held a weapon near them for too long, killed a student in front of them, or dragged a body in front of them, they would hit her across the head with their weapon, also causing this Game Over.
This ending and the "????????" ending are the only two endings that do not allow for the "SNAP" option.
|“||Mr. Saikou, the deal is off.||”|
— Kocho Shuyona upon tasering Ayano
If Ayano threatens Kocho Shuyona, he will use his taser on her and she will fall unconscious.
|Kocho uses his taser if:|
|Ayano comes extremely close to him.|
|Ayano stands too close to him for 60 seconds.|
|Ayano threatens and backs off him ten times.|
|Ayano brings a corpse into his office.|
|Ayano brings a weapon into his office.|
If 50 students are killed, the headmaster will close down the school for the safety of the remaining students. He would never do it normally, but in extreme cases like this, he has to. Senpai will transfer to a different school far away, which will result in Ayano permanently losing her chance to be with him, causing a Game Over.  This may happen if a large number of teachers die as well.
Being a Delinquent
In the future, if Ayano is part of the delinquents' gang and is sent to the Counselor's Office, Ayano may get an automatic Game Over.
- Main Article: Mission Mode
If Ayano gets a Game Over in this mode, she will fail her mission and the player will be required to start over again. There are many unique Game Overs in Mission Mode.
If Ayano fails any of her mission objectives, such as killing a student who is not the target, she will fail the mission and receive a Game Over.
- Main Article: Nemesis
Nemesis will continuously stalk Ayano and if she catches Ayano, she'll kill her, resulting in a Game Over.
Metal Detectors And Security Cameras.
If Ayano acts suspiciously in front of a security camera or holds a weapon while passing through a metal detector, she'll receive a Game Over.
The awareness meter works similar to the reputation meter. If Ayano is caught doing too many suspicious things, her awareness meter will reach 100 and she'll receive a Game Over for blowing her cover.
Yanvania: Senpai of the Night
- Main Article: Yanvania: Senpai of the Night
The player character of this game, Beldere-chan, can take damage. If her health reaches zero, she will die and the Game Over screen will pop up, asking if the player would like to continue or not. Choosing "Aye" will restart the level, choosing "Nay" will take the player back to the main menu.
- Main Article: Burning Love
If Sakura chooses any incorrect choices through the game, the game will immediately end and the player will be taken to the title screen.
- When Sakura finds the ritual knife, and tells a teacher.
- When Sakura picks up the knife, and runs to get a teacher.
- When Sakura in the demon realms explains that she is lost or that she seeks power.
- When Sakura states that she is not worthy to see the Flame Demon.
- Choosing "That's Interesting" when the Flame Demon explains why his head is on fire.
- Choosing "Don't say anything" when the Flame Demon explains where demons come from.
- Choosing "That sucks" when the Flame Demon explains how he became a demon.
- Choosing "That's interesting" when the Flame Demon explains what he does all day in the demonic realm.
- Choosing "That's a lot" when the Flame Demon tells how many demons are actually in the realm.
- Choosing "That's nice" when the Flame Demon explains the back stories of two other demons near him.
Choosing the wrong choices while on the date with the Flame Demon will cause him to get annoyed and take Sakura's soul.
- Main Article: Yanderetale
The player can take damage from Oka's attacks. If the player's health reaches zero, they will die and the Game Over screen will appear, asking if the player would like to continue or not. Pressing "Z" will restart the game; pressing the "ESC" button will exit the game.
- Main Article: Midori Forest
If the player runs out of time or gets caught by one of the Midori's, they will be surrounded by Midoris and get a Game Over.
- The player can still change Ayano's hairstyle in the Game Over screen by pressing H.
- Certain actions by the player will allow them to continue playing even after receiving a game over.
- Ayano will never die in the main game, but losing Senpai's love in a Game Over is essentially "death" to her.
- The font that is used for Game Overs is called Levi Brush.