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Parry Nightmare Makes its Way onto PC this March

It has been announced that the bullet hell title Parry Nightmare will be coming to Steam next month. The game follows an exhausted woman who dreads work. One night she is pulled into a nightmare and appears in the form of a floating soul. Defenseless against the manifestations of her troubles she has to rely on the dream version of herself, Honno-chan. Gameplay is made up of parrying the nightmares
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Touhou: New World is Out Now

XSEED Games has released another fantastic fan made game for the Touhou franchise, Touhou: New World. In this Action RPG with some Bullet Hell gameplay thrown in for good measure you will take on the role of Reimu Hakurei or the sorceress Marisa Kirisame as they try to save Gensokyo from disaster. This game comes to us from developer Ankake, you may know them from their previous title Touhou: Scarlet
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E3 2021: Mushihimesama Now Available on Nintendo Switch

https://youtu.be/sKpZD9BKpNM Fantasy bullet hell title Mushihimesama is now available on the Nintendo Switch following a shadow drop revealed during the company's E3 2021 press conference. From developer CAVE Interactive Co.: Reco, a human princess, protects her village from a plague in a world inhabited by gigantic insects known as Koju. Ride Reco’s trusty sidekick, a beetle named Kiniro, across five gorgeous stages filled with insectoid enemies to the heart of
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Raiden IV x Mikado Remix Coming to Europe Later This Month

It has been announced that Raiden IV x Mikado Remix will launching on the Switch in Europe on June 25th. Released earlier this year in North America, this version of the game features an assortment of new music. You can take a look at the game's press release below. PQube (London, UK) - June 1st, 2021 - PQube, UFO Interactive and developer MOSS are pleased to announce iconic Japanese arcade shoot 'em up Raiden IV x
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Null Drifter Heads to Xbox, PS4, Switch

https://youtu.be/P7wsfs8aVRI Minimalist bullet hell Null Drifter will hit the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch online shops this week. The twin-stick shooter is a "simple yet nostalgic" experience, says developer and publisher EastAsiasoft. Action is relegated to a single screen with a series of gradually evolving challenges putting players' skills to the test. Online leaderboards let players see how they compare to others around the world. Players can also
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REVIEW: The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia

Title The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia Developer MorbidWare Publisher Headup Games Release Date February 14th, 2019 Genre(s) Action, Bullet-Hell Shooter, Indie Platform PC Age Rating Unrated Official Website As its name implies, The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is a game about typing and exorcising demons. Make no mistake though, this is not a collection of elementary typing exercises or a simple Typing of the Dead clone.
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IMPRESSIONS: The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia

We live in a world where job productivity and words per minute while typing on a keyboard go hand in hand. Simply spending some extra time writing up notes on a computer can help increase this skill, but why would anyone do that when games like Typing of the Dead exist? I recently had the chance to demo a title that borrows that same idea of typing words and phrases
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RE-REVIEW: Ghost Blade HD

Title Ghost Blade HD Developer Hucast Games Publisher 2Dream, Eastasiasoft Release Date July 17, 2017 Genre Bullet Hell Space Shooter Platform PlayStation 4 Age Rating Region 3 Not Rated Official Website Back in May of this year, we reviewed the Wii-U release of the updated Dreamcast bullet hell shooter, Ghost Blade HD. So it's a worthy question to ask why, three months later, we would choose to review this title
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REVIEW: DoDonPachi Resurrection

Title DoDonPachi Resurrection Developer Cave Interactive Co. Publisher Degica Games Release Date 10/13/2016 Genre Bullet Hell Shooter Platform PC Steam Age Rating General Audiences Official Website As I stated in the review for Deathsmiles, I'm an unabashed fan of Cave shooters. And what a time it is to be a fan of this genre. Unfortunately, for many years, it was quite frustrating to be a fan of this developer. Console
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REVIEW: Score Rush Extended

Title Score Rush Extended Developer Xona Games Publisher Xona Games Release Date May 31, 2016 Genre Bullet Hell Twin Stick Shooter Platform Playstation 4 Age Rating ESRB E for Everyone Official Website I am one of the people who would consider the PS4 online moniker of "Indiestation 4" to be a compliment more than an insult. However, one classic indie genre that we have not seen many examples of so
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REVIEW: RefRain -Prism Memories-

Title RefRain -Prism Memories- Developer RebRank Publisher Degica Release Date May 12, 2016 Genre Bullet Hell Shooter Platform PC Steam Age Rating All Ages Official Website In case you have not noticed yet, Steam is space shooter heaven right now. It is a really great time to be a fan of this genre, and while I don't have firsthand experience, I would bet that they are developing many new fans
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REVIEW: Deathsmiles

Title Deathsmiles Developer Cave Interactive Publisher Degica Co. Release Date March 10, 2016 Genre Bullet Hell Sidescrolling Shooter Platform PC Steam Age Rating All Ages Official Website Castlevania the bullet-hell shooter. You could almost write a review for this game just based on that one sentence and people would either know that they wanted it or not. But let's dive a bit deeper. This is the second sidescrolling Cave shooter.
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REVIEW: Assault Android Cactus

Title Assault Android Cactus Developer Witch Beam Publisher Witch Beam Release Date March 8, 2016 Genre Twin-Stick Top-Down Shooter Platform PS4 Age Rating Pending Official Website So, are you a top-down twin stick shooter like Smash T.V., or are you a bullet hell shooter like Mushihimesama? Knowing Cactus, she would say, "Both?" And how right she would be. When the story begins our intrepid police android Cactus is responding to an emergency
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Mushihimesama is Heading to Steam

[caption id="attachment_181288" align="alignnone" width="610"] Welcome to bullet hell.[/caption] One of CAVE's legendary bullet-hell shooters is finally on its way to Steam. Announced Friday, Mushihimesama (which translates to "Bug Princess") is seeing a release very soon for PC via Steam. Originally released in arcades in Japan in 2004, Mushimesama also received a port for the PlayStation 2, as well as a sequel, Mushihimesama Futari, which released in arcades in 2006 and as a region-free release
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REVIEW: Judgement Silversword -Resurrection-

Title Judgement Silversword -Resurrection- Developer Qute Publisher Degica Release Date September 18, 2015 Genre Action; Shoot 'em up; Vertical Shooter; Space Shooter Platform PC (Steam) Age Rating N/A Official Website These days, everyone can expect companies to release their latest products across the world for everyone to enjoy, but there was a time back in the days before the internet when we did not know of a console or handheld's
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IMPRESSIONS: Isbarah

Title Isbarah Developer Leikir Studio Publisher Neko Entertainment Release Date February 25, 2015 Genre Platformer; Bullet Hell, Shoot 'em Up Platform PC (Steam) Age Rating N/A Official Website From time to time, we get an opportunity to try something different. We get to try an idea no one has attempted and see if it meshes well or if the execution is not quite up to par. Leikir Studio decided to
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Touhou Project Coming West Thanks to Playism

Playism announced yesterday that they will be the official distributor for Touhou shoot 'em up games in Western regions, which was given a warm and excited reception from fans on their Twitter feed. Beginning with Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character, Playism hopes to bring over the entirety of the mainline series to Western fans. I asked Playism whether they would also be bringing over spin-off games, such as the fighting games,
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REVIEW: Summer Carnival ’92 Recca

Title: Summer Carnival '92 Recca Publisher: Kaga Electronics (formerly Naxat Soft) Developer: KID Release Date: July 17, 1992 (JP, Famicom) September 5, 2013 (NA, 3DS) Genre: 2D Vertical Shooter Platforms: 3DS Age Rating: ESRB: E Official Website In terms of the gems Nintendo and their third parties have unearthed for Virtual Console releases, Summer Carnival '92 Recca is probably the most obscure one of all. Sure, you've had cool games that never
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Crimzon Clover Now Available in Japanese Arcades

Crimzon Clover, a rather popular doujin (Japanese indie) shoot-’em-up, can now be played in arcades in Japan. This bullet-hell shooter was originally released in 2011 for Windows by one-man developer Yotsubane. The game is known for its excellent visuals and Layer Section-esque lock-on system. It also features a "Break Mode," which powers up the player's ship or allows it to unleash a devastating bomb attack. In addition to being rebalanced,