Touhou Project 6 ~ The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

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Touhou Project 6 ~ The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Develepor(s) Team Shanghai Alice
Publishe(s) Team Shanghai Alice
Genre Shooter
Platform PC

Known as 東方紅魔郷 〜 the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil in Japan, The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil is the sixth official game in the Touhou series, and the first Windows game. It is the first game released under Team Shanghai Alice, as the previous games were released under Amusement Makers.

[edit] Gameplay

Touhou Project Gameplay

EoSD has the most simplest gameplay than the other Windows games. Unlike other Touhou games that have little features that affect the gameplay, EoSD just has the core gameplay elements.

The player will always face north. Enemies, such as fairies, will pop up, and the player's task is to shoot them down, while at the same time, maneuvering through large patterns of bullets. These enemies spawn Point Icons and Power-Ups upon being defeated. Each stage has a Boss, and a Mid-Boss that appears before the main boss. The player must shoot them down until their HP is completely depleted, or survive their Spell Cards for the time depicted.

There are two characters you can choose to play as: Reimu Hakurei, 'Miss Shrine Maiden of Hakurei Shrine', and Marisa Kirisame, 'An Oriental Western Magician'. Additionally, you can also choose a 'Type B' and 'Type A' of each character. The game provides statistics for each, ranking them with stars. Reimu's attacks are weaker than Marisa's, but her attack range is fairly large. Marisa's attacks are stronger, but only cover a small area. Marisa also moves faster than Reimu, but Reimu's hit box is smaller.

[edit] Difficulty

In EoSD, there are 5 modes of difficulty. The mode you play affects the ending of the game. If you play Easy mode, you will get a bad ending. If you play on anything higher than Easy and use a continue, you also get a bad ending. To get a good ending, you must beat anything harder than Easy without any continues.

  • Easy - 'For people who don't like STG much.'
  • Normal - 'For most people.'
  • Hard - 'For arcade shooting game players.'
  • Lunatic - 'For somewhat odd people.'
  • Extra - 'Give up already, are you crazy?'

[edit] Bosses

All stages contain a Boss and Midboss(Sometimes the same character), bosses utilize the Spell card system which has their attacks change as they lose HP.

  • Stage 1 Boss: Youkai of the Evening Dark, Rumia.

Rumia attacks and eats humans because she believes that's what a Youkai should do, attacking the Heroine because of this. She has a 'bubble' of darkness around her, making the stage seem like night.

  • Stage 2 Midboss: Greater Fairy, Daiyousei.

Daiyousei is a great fairy, she has no dialogue and her personality is said to be childish.

  • Stage 2 Boss: Ice Fairy on Lake, Cirno.

Cirno is another fairy, she has the power to manipulate cold, she uses this to fire many icicles at the Heroine. She's not to smart, and probably attacked the Heroine out of childish boredom.

  • Stage 3 Boss: Chinese Girl, Hong Meiling.

Gatekeeper of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, just doing her job and keeping intruders out(For once). She utilizes Raibow coloured bullets that fly in elegant fashion.

  • Stage 4 Midboss: Little Devil, Koakuma.

Presumed to be an assistant or familiar to Patchouli, she has no dialogue and is said to be mischievous.

  • Stage 4 Boss: Girl of Knowledge and Sunshade, Patchouli Knowledge.

A weak asthmatic girl who wields a vast and powerful array of Magic, she is the librarian of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and rarely leaves the room. She, like most Stage 4 bosses, has a unique quirk to her, her spell cards will vary completely depending of what character, shot type, and difficulty you're on.

  • Stage 5 Boss: Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, Sakuya Izayoi.

Head Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and due to the general uselessness of the fairy maids, pretty much the only one, with her power to freeze time, she proves to be quite an obstacle in the Heroine's quest. She is a homage to Dio Brando of Jojo's bizarre Adventure. With her passion for Knives, time freezing ability, and even sharing some of his poses. One of her spell cards is also called 'The World'

  • Stage 6 Midboss: Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, Sakuya Izayoi.

Fresh from her defeat in stage 5, Sakuya abandons all tricks and makes one last attempt to "At least make (The heroine) waste a bomb"

  • Stage 6 Boss: The Eternally Scarlet Young Moon, Remilia Scarlet.

Mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and the one behind this whole incident, she created the scarlet mist to let her go outside during the day, something she cannot do, being a Vampire. Dispite being 500 years old, she is selfish and childish, but also very powerful, attacking with large red bullets and transforming into a bat to avoid attacks.

  • Extra Stage Midboss: Girl of Knowledge and Sunshade, Patchouli Knowledge.

Feeling good today, she decides to go all out with her most powerful spells.

  • Extra Stage Boss: Sister of the Devil, Flandre Scarlet.

The dirty little secret of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, Remilia's younger sister who has such destructive power, she has been locked in the basement her whole 495 years of her life, even more childish than her sister, she just wants to play, unfortunately she doesn't know how to hold back, much to the dismay of whatever she's playing with.

Last edited by Yukari on 11 March 2010 at 15:19
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