We should all be familiar with this loli-tastic series, but for those who aren't...
Touhou Project is a series of scrolling shoot 'em up games developed by Team Shanghai Alice. Well known for it's large cast of loli, female characters and insane difficulty. Generally, each game has 6 stages that can be played in four difficulty levels- Easy, Normal, Hard, and Lunatic. There is also an Extra Stage, that can only be played on Extra mode.
The first PC game, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, has the most simply scoring style. When enemies are defeated, they drop power-ups, which increases the players' power until it reaches 'Full Power Mode'. After a player has reached the max power, all items on screen will be collected if the playing moves towards the top of the screen. Enemies also drop point icons. When a player reaches a certain number of points, they get an extra life. There is also a graze counter that keeps track of the number of bullets that have entered the sprite of the player. By grazing, a score bonus is received. When a player bombs, most of the bullets on the screen are cleared, all items on screen are collected, and all the enemies it hits receive high damage.
All the games after EoSD have an extra feature that can affect the number of points received. For example, in Undefined Fantastic Object, players can collect small UFOs dropped by enemies to summon a larger UFO, which they must defeat in a certain amount of time.
This is the series that got me into shoot 'em ups. I love the characters, but I wish there were more guys, haha. Currently, I'm working on UFO.
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