Game Classification

The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Touhou Koumakyou / Touhou Project 6 / EoSD) Team Shanghai Alice (Japan), Team Shanghai Alice (Japan), 2002  

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This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil is a vertical-scrolling shooter, the sixth official game in the T?h? series, and the first being made exclusively for the Windows platform.

During a peaceful summer in Gensokyo, an unnatural scarlet mist appears blocking out the sun and causing the affected areas to become dark and cold. Playing as either Reimu Hakurei (a shrine maiden) or Marisa Kirisame (a playful black magician), the player has to battle his way through 6 challenging stages, and face the "Scarlet Devil" behind the cause.

The game is a bullet hell shooter: Enemies are shooting bullets in very high counts, often creating a certain pattern covering the entire playing area. The focus lies more on evading those bullets than on shooting down enemies.

The player has a normal shoot and a limited bomb option which clears the screen of any bullets.Enemies appear in multiple waves, dropping power-up and point items when shot down. The player can use a focus button, causing the character's shoot to become more powerful and his movement to become slower, which makes it easier to avoid bullets.

Each stage has two bosses, one more easy mid-boss and a more difficult final one. These bosses often use multiple "Spell Cards", which create a particularly difficult bullet pattern for the player to avoid. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)