Whoops, I apologise for the delayed response!
@treos Slowdown when there are multiple enemies on screen is a known issue, unfortunately. It happens on real hardware even with the original cartridge, though there might be ways to alleviate it a bit as @thr suggests. Personally, I don't remember the slowdown being too much of an issue, but there definitely is a steep difficulty curve to begin with! I'm not ashamed to admit to relying on the cheats to get through playtesting with my DS still in one piece
@Karmina Perhaps they thought girls would prefer to stare at pretty boys as opposed to another girl? Alternatively, this could come from the fact that the game was in development as a typical action RPG before Otomate stepped in- there's actually an unused 3d model in the game with the same filename as the protagonist whose existence is a complete mystery! It might be that enough of the earlier work had been prepared that they thought it would be too challenging to reframe the whole story. Well, this is all speculation though!
@KumikoFuji I remember having this issue, actually. To be honest, I thought I was just doing something wrong, but it probably would have been a good idea to check if it happened with the unmodified game. I will look into it! Thank you for sharing the workaround, though!
@kaiisen I'm glad you got it working! The game does have its share of issues, that's for sure. But, I hope you can still get some fun out of it