The instructional pop-up windows are an essential facet of Yandere Simulator. These informative windows provide the player with crucial insights into various game mechanics, including the Student Council, Yandere Vision, bloody clothing, and sanity, among others. As such, they represent a fundamental tool for mastering the game’s intricacies and succeeding in its challenges.
During gameplay, the tutorial pop-ups can be deactivated by accessing the settings on Ayano Aishi’s Phone. Presently, there are roughly 15 tutorial pop-ups available. Nevertheless, YandereDev has conveyed that more such pop-ups may be forthcoming in the future.
The tutorial pop-ups can be triggered through several distinct means, such as being in close proximity to the Student Council, wearing clothing besmirched with blood, committing homicide, and so forth. Such informative pop-ups are particularly beneficial to those who are new to Yandere Simulator and provide invaluable guidance on how to navigate the game’s various mechanics.
Disabling Tutorial Pop-Ups
These pop-ups can be disabled on Ayano Aishi’s phone and can be located in the Settings tab. When you disable the tutorial, a pop up like this will show up, notifying you for added confirmation on removing them.
When students see Ayano Aishi doing too many suspicious things (such as holding a weapon, wearing bloody clothing, etc.), a pop up like this will show up, informing the player of the reputation meter, how to recover their reputation, and the consequences of losing too much reputation.
When going closer to Student Council members, a pop up will appear showing you the purpose of them. It will also inform Ayano Aishi who these members are, what they do for the school, what they can do to her, and what will happen if one of them is killed.
When entering the Faculty Room, a pop up will appear showing Ayano Aishi the main purpose of the teachers. Teachers can apprehend Ayano when she gets caught for murder or lose a fight when attempting to kill them. Teachers can also send you to the Counselor’s Office if you do one of the five following things:
- They see Ayano visibly insane or laughing hysterically.
- They see Ayano wearing bloody clothing.
- They see Ayano carrying a weapon around.
- They see Ayano attempting to steal something.
- They see Ayano hanging around in the Faculty Room after previous warnings, or hanging around in their classroom (excluding her classroom) after previous warnings.
When holding down the Left Ctrl button long enough, Yandere Vision will be activated along with a pop up. It shows the player on how to use it to search for important things (students, blood, mops, buckets, sinks, corpses, etc.).
When approaching Senpai, the screen turns pink due to his aura, and Ayano will become shy around him. It will also bring up this pop-up. This pop-up will show you who this person is and what to do to get him.
After killing an NPC, Ayano’s clothes will be covered with blood stains. It will warn you to clean it up before anyone notices it, in which they will start gossiping about you, and will lower your reputation.
After killing an NPC, blood will be leaking out from the corpse. This pop-up appears in order to warn you to clean it up before anyone notices it, and call the police. This will cause Ayano to be arrested if she hasn’t disposed of the evidence.
This pop up appears after Ayano attends class for the first time, explaining the benefits for attending class and the consequences for being late.
This pop-up will appear if an NPC calls the police after witnessing murder, finding a corpse, finding blood, etc.). To avoid being arrested, the player must at least restore their sanity, dispose of their bloody clothing/gloves/mask, clean the blood off themselves, and dispose of the murder weapon (unless it has no fingerprints on it, has another NPC’s fingerprints on it, or has been washed off in a drinking fountain).
This pop-up will appear when Ayano walks into a clubroom for the first time. To join a club, the player must go to the club leader while they are in their clubroom, speak to them, and ask to join. They will be allowed to join, as long as they are not already in another club, left the club beforehand, or a member of the club has witnessed them murdering someone.
This pop-up will appear when the player picks up a weapon for the first time. If the player goes up to an NPC, the prompt above their head will be ‘Attack’.
Notes in Lockers
This pop-up will appear when the player goes near the ‘Find Student Locker’ prompt. To find a student’s locker and leave a note, you must take their picture and go to the ‘Find Student Locker’ prompt (pole near the lockers with a poster on it). Select their portrait in the selection screen, and leave a note in the locker that the large pink arrow points to.
This pop-up will appear when Ayano’s sanity reaches 0%. To restore sanity, the player can look at a picture of Senpai, go in Senpai’s aura for a while, or repeatedly press the Left CTRL key to laugh hysterically.
This pop-up will appear when the player passes through the school gate as soon as school begins. To take a picture, you must hold down the right mouse button (or left trigger), aim it at a student’s face, corpse, panties, etc., and press Ctrl, left mouse button, or right trigger.
This pop-up will appear when the player goes by Info-chan’s room for the first time. To use one of Info-chan’s services, pause the game and select ‘Favors’. From there, you can select Schemes, Drops, or Services, and purchase things with panty shots.
YandereDev has expressed a desire to introduce an official tutorial, potentially involving Kokona practicing for an upcoming theatrical performance featuring a homicidal character. Additionally, he has recently indicated that Osana may function as a tutorial rival, leaving it uncertain whether one or both of these options will ultimately be implemented.