Taisei is a top down perspective shoot’em up game in the style of the Tōhō Project. It’s fast, furious, and good fun to play.
The Touhou Project is a series of Japanese bullet hell shooter video games developed by the single-person Team Shanghai Alice. The game is set in an isolated world full of Japanese folklore. Taisei is a very challenging game to play, particularly if you’ve never played bullet hell type games. Even the ‘easy’ mode is not easy.
In a shoot ’em up, the player character engages in a lone assault, often in a spacecraft or aircraft, shooting large numbers of enemies while dodging their attacks. The bullet hell tag reflects the plethora of bullets that you must avoid.
- 2 characters to play who have different shots:
- Kirisame Marisa.
- Konpaku Yōmu.
- 6 levels (stages) to tackle. Each stage has a boss and a mid boss:
- Misty Lake.
- Walk Along the Border.
- Through the Tunnel of Light.
- Forgotten Mansion.
- Climbing the Tower of Babel.
- Roof of the World.
- 4 skill levels:
- Collect items by killing enemies:
- Blue – increases your score.
- Red – boosts your power.
- Green Star – Bomb. Appears either filled (full bomb) or as an empty outline (bomb fragment). 5 fragments get you a bomb.
- Pink Star – Life or Life fragment.
- Focus fire – makes your weapon more focused at the expense of maneuverability. The mode helps to dodge bullets.
- Support for game controllers – uses SDL2’s unified GameController API.
- A special mode where you can practice the game’s levels.
- Fully portable replays.
- Uses complex math for projectile positioning.
- BGM support.
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