Touhou Shumps
   by Kachirou Kano



Touhou Shmups

Th06 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.

 The first Shooting game of Touhou on Windows OS. 

 Main characters are Reimu and Marisa. 

 Game system is simple and  stages are not so long.

 Hit box is invisible and that is why some players 

 feel unused to this game. The theme music of Bosses

 are so popular in Touhou fans. 

Th07 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom.

 The second Touhou Shmup on Widows OS.

 This game ( called PCB ) is one of the best Touhou

 game has beautiful bullet patterns and musics. 

 Cherry blossom point and barrier are unique systems. 

 Using barrier system we are able to defeat bosses and

 finally reach to the last awesome spellcard attack.

Th08 東方永夜抄 ~ Imparishable Night.

 The bosses of past 2 games joined to main characters.

 We can select one from 4 pairs ( Mankind + Ghost).

 The last word attacks of bosses are all impressive. 

 First time we can select 2 route of stage 6 ( A or B ).

 In each route we can enjoy beautiful bullet patterns

 and musics. 

Th09 東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

 Like Th08, we can choose ship from many characters

 came from previous Touhou games. Th09 is match

 game and there are 9 stages we can visit. Each stages

 and characters have original stage music and special

 attack to erase bullets. Th09 is characterized by bullet

 erasing system that makes us to survive almost all

 bullets difficult to dodge. 

Th10 東方風神録 ~ Mountain of faith.

 In Th10 season is Autumn and stages are beautifully

 colored by crimson foliage. Systems are simple just

 alike Th06. Not alike Th06 to Th08, there no bonuses

 from any graze ( dodge bullets so closely ). Power 

 count is changed from old style ( 0 to 128 ) to new

 one ( 0.00 to 5.00 ). Bombs are supplied from power

 count ( you spend power 1.00 using 1 bomb ).

Th11 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism

 Same as Th08, we choose one from 4 teams. Power

 count and bomb supply system is same as Th10.

 We can get pieces of life item by surviving any part of

 stages. All we use have to do is to stay alive using 

 bombs or not. Stage 5 boss has strong attack and 

 some players say she is stronger than the last boss.

Th12 東方星蓮船 ~ Undefined Fantastic Object.

 The UFO is characteristic system of Th12. 

Pick up 3 small UFO and call big UFO at once.

Then we can get piece of life, bomb or score item.

 Th12 is sometimes harder to play than other Touhou

because of this UFO system and strong attack of  

5th boss (Tiger) and 6th boss (woman).

Th13 東方神霊廟 ~ Ten Desires.

 In Th13 you can use Trans mode. In trans mode your 

hit box is free from any bullets and shot gets much more stronger. Add to them, you can get piece of life

or bomb double in Trans mode. It's the most important where you use or not use Trans mode to 

get more items or defeat enemies effectively.

Th14 東方輝針城 ~ Double Dealing Character.

 From Th14 till latest Touhou, resolution of program 

has been HD (1280x720). Th14 is the first one of 

next generation Touhou. Game system is simplified 

rather than previous titles. Especially in 5th boss stage

there is surprising effect. Not only new, also old Touhou theme is there in music of stage 3.

Th15 東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.

 In Th15 there is remarkable system that is hommage

to the famous game "I wanna be the guy". As novelty 

in STG, "trial and error" system is adopted in Th15.

 Difficulty of danmaku is the best of ever Touhou 

because of its system. Some super players have tried 

legacy style (same system as previous Touhou).

Th16 東方天空璋 ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

 Unlike past 2 or 3 difficult Touhou, Th16 is famillier to all players including not skilled people. Characters and musics are cheerful and background story is not so 

serious rather than Th15. Season release is the bullet erasing sysytem that is useful for us to defeat enemies 

quickly and survive. Chirno has been back to Touhou

as main character. Her unburned face is so cute.

​Th17 東方鬼形獣 ~ Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.

 The latest Touhou shmup game. Main characters got 

 involved in trouble in the animal soul world. Using 

 animal soul system we can use powerful attack or 

 bullet barriers. Process of gathering animal souls are

 alike of that of UFO in Th12.