Touhou Project is a series of Fighting, Bullet Hell Shoot ‘em up, and Single-player video games developed and published by Team Shanghai Alice for Multiple Platforms. The storyline of the series follows the strange phenomena appearing in Gensokyo, the fiction realm where the game is set, full of supernatural beings known as Yokai and humans. According to the events of the game, the fictional land was sealed off from the outside world by a magical barrier. The protagonist of the series named Reimu Haurei, who struggles to manage the border, battling against antagonistic powers for freedom. First five installment in the series were created for the Japanese NEC computer series and they were introduces the hell mechanics in the 2nd game, Story of Eastern Wonderland. The series contains several titles such as Highly Responsive to Prayers, Story of Eastern Wonderland, Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream, Mystic Square, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, etc. The main focus of the game on Bishojo characters, it introduces a huge cast compared to other shooting video games. Though each title in the series introduces a collection of characters, the main protagonist is always Reimu Hakurei, teamed up with Marisa Kirisame after the 2nd installment.
13 Best Touhou Project Games
Touhou: Genso Wanderer is an Adventure, Role-playing, Rogue-like, Anime, and Single-player video game developed and published by Aquastyle. Like some previous titles in the series, the game takes place in the stunning world of Touhou Projects and invites the player to assume the role of the protagonist while experiencing the perfect blend of Rogue-like, RPG, and Adventure gameplay elements.
Due to the randomly generated environment, the game will provide players with unique dungeons and treasures when the player play. However, the game is fully equipped with tons of content to find out and explore. So, it offers addictive gameplay that will make the player want to rack up several hours and hours of playtime.
It comes with a new storyline to experience and lots of new content to explore. There are many stages like its predecessor, and the player has to complete each one to advance through the story. Touhou: Genso Wanderer includes core features such as UI Options, Changeable Game Speed, and intuitive Interface.
Urban Legend in Limbo is a Fighting, Single-player and Two-player video game developed and published by Twilight Frontier for PC and PlayStation 4. The game takes place in the brilliant environment and features several playable characters from which the player will define his favorite one to jump into the land where he will face off several opponents. The game serves as the 14.5th title in the series of Touhou Project video games, and it is also marked as the first title to be illustrated by Moe Harukawa. Similar to previous installments, the game takes place in the 2D land and provides the player with versus fighting gameplay, where two players battle against each other with different moves. A new system is used, similar to its predecessors with balance tweaks and modifications as well as enhanced spell card system. According to the story, the fake rumors are spreading across the human village speedily, rumors about odd creatures and strange events. Over fourteen playable characters are available, and the player needs to choose his favorite one to jump into the game and show off his special moves by taking down enemies.
Impossible Spell Card deals with Shooting genre and supports Single-player mode, developed and published by Team Shanghai Alice for Microsoft Windows. It is the 14.3rd official release in the long-running video game series of Touhou Project. However, the game is scheduled to be released on 1 April 2019 on Steam. So, in this game, the player controls the protagonist named Seija Kijin, who is the main playable character and his ultimate objective is to drive out the enemies and their bosses from the land while avoiding the bullets to advance through the game. During the gameplay, the player can use up to nine cheat items, belonging to other characters of the series to finish the avoidance. The player navigates the land from a vertical scroll perspective, and his main task is to shoot his way through a set of stages and complete each one by taking down enemies to win. The game increases its difficulty level as the player approaches to high scenes.
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is an Action, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by NIS American Inc. for PlayStation 4. The game takes place in the beautiful universe of Touhou video game and introduces nine playable characters from which the player must choose his favorite one to jump into the game where his main objective is to take down opponents using the bullet-hell patterns, spell cards, and melee attacks.
The multiplayer mode of the game supports up to 2 players, and it offers a fascinating world where the player moves across the battle, the battle against enemies and kill them for points and advance through the game. The unusual twist in the game is that it revolves around the arcade fighting gameplay that provides the player with weapons as well as swords with which to drive out the opponents from the land. However, the battle is set in the different square arena, and the perspective of the protagonist tracks the action in this game.
Touhou Unreal Mahjong is a Single-player video game that follows the standard rules of Mahjong with slight variations for each stage. The game introduces a Single-player video game developed and published by D.N.A. Softwares for Microsoft Windows. There are three modes such as Story Mode, Free Play Mode, and Netplay.
It involves the characters, music, and settings of the Tougou Project video game. Many stages are available, and each stage offers its unique variations. Also, the characters of the game have their unique ability outside of the game’s standard rules. The story mode of the game pits up to three players against each other in a battle where players will interact with each other using the dialogues.
To start the player needs to place third or better in the first stage, second or better in the second match, and the first match in the final stage. Upon accomplishing the third match, the next story mode of the character will be unlocked to play. With immersive gameplay, brilliant mechanics, and cool visuals, Touhou Unreal Mahjong is a wonderful game to play.
Sunday vs. Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen is a Fighting, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Konami for PlayStation Portable. The game comes with several playable characters, and each has its unique playstyle, personality, and combos.
The game starts with the player choosing his character from available and jumps into the land to battle against opponents to take them down. While playing the game, the player is capable of fighting against rival characters by using the deadly punches and kicks to deplete the power of the opponents.
In the game, there are many manga characters from both publications as fighters. In the game, the player can unleash his special fighting moves, in Multiplayer he has an opportunity to beat his friend and then knock them out from the level to reach the next one to face off another one. Sunday vs. Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen includes core features such as Many Playable Characters, 3D Environment, Smooth Controls, and more. Check it out and have fun.
The Genius of Sappheiros is a Role-playing, and Single-player video game with an emphasis on Turn-based Combat developed and published by Strawberry Bose for Microsoft Windows. The gameplay is heavily influenced by classic console RPGs, including the Saga series.
Despite being a Role-playing Game, it mainly revolves around a traditional Touhou Stage-focused format, along with each stage being its dungeon. An expansion pack was released for this game, introducing new playable characters, skills, items, and different gameplay balances.
The main gameplay follows the turn-based format, where all the commands of the party are chosen at once and executed based on the durability and speed with the actions of the enemy. There are 12 playable characters, and each character appears with its unique playstyle, skills, and abilities. Like RPGs, the game introduces the leveling up system and needs the player to make points and use to level up for new abilities and skills.
Several challenging quests await the player to be accomplished. The Genius of Sappheiros includes prominent features such as Skill Animations, New Balances, New Equipment to use, Stages, and more. Try it out, and have fun with lots of newly introduced components.
New Super Marisa Land is a Platform and Single-player video game created and published by Tasofro for Microsoft Windows. The game comes with a Single-player mode, letting the player have fun with platforming gameplay. It offers similar gameplay to Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. video game series and heavily focused on borrows gameplay aspects from the series. Taking place in the 2D world, the player can control a female character who can run and jump her way through a set of levels to advance through the game. The game plays similar to Super Mario Bros. in which the player navigates the land from a side-scroll perspective, gather as many coins as possible, smash breakable blocks for power-ups, and reach the end of each level. In the game, the main objective of the player is to make as many points as possible and complete the challenging levels to become the master. New Super Marisa Land includes key features such as 2D Graphics, Side-scroll Action, Environments to Explore, Gather Stars and more. Check it out, and relive the golden era of classic games.
Touhou Shinreibyou: Ten Desires is a Shooting and Single-player video game developed and published by Team Shanghai Alice for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the thirteenth title in the series of Touhou Project, introducing the new mechanics features divine spirits.
However, these divine spirits are published when foes are slain and bosses are badly damaged, and at specific scripted events. So, the Blue Spirits include ten to the score value of the player, in addition to filling the trance gauge of the player. While the gray spirits offer a massive increase to the trance gauge and serve as the additional point items, offering the player max point value no matter where the player is on the screen.
The storyline starts in the beautiful land, where the massive amount of spirits are being discovered through the land. Youmu, Marisa, and Reimu intend to find what is actually going on. However, depending on who the player selects, one of them goes out in order to interrogate. There are several levels, and each level comes with a unique theme.
Youyou Kengeki Musou is an Anime, Manga, Fighting, and Single-player Action video game developed and published by Ankake Spa for PC. The game is played from a top-down viewpoint and enable the player to experience the perfect mix of platform and slasher gameplay elements. In the game, the player controls a half-human and half-phantom character named Youyou Konpaku, who is a gardener and fencing instructor. While playing the game, the player needs to take down Reimu Hakurei, when mistress the character who wants to check the skills of the female protagonist. During the gameplay, the player slashes several enemies, dodge challenging obstacles and fight against challenging bosses. There are several special powers which the player can use to gain new abilities during the gameplay to complete the requirements of each objective. The player moves across the world from a top-down perspective, and there are several levels, each unique offering theme and a set of objectives to complete.
Touhou Rhythm Carnival Scarlet is an Anime, Music, Rhythm, and Single-player video game developed and published by FocasLens for Microsoft Windows. The game introduces music gameplay similar to Rhythm Heaven, including Touhou characters.
It mainly revolves around the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil characters and introduces several playable characters to play. It takes place in the 2D world where the player can play the game from a side view. The objective of the player is to avoid several obstacles to make points and also create music to advance through the game.
The difficulty level will be increased once the player reaches to the advanced level. Further content will be unlocked as the player make the best points. While playing the game, the player will discover anime characters, and each has its unique personality, skills, and abilities. Touhou Rhythm Carnival Scarlet includes prominent features, music gameplay, and smooth controls. Check it out, and have fun.
Marisa and Alice’s Trap Tower is an Anime, Puzzle-Platform, and Single-player video game created and published by Desunoya for Nintendo Switch and PC. It serves as the sequel to MariAri, offering exciting gameplay, in which the female protagonist is trapped inside the tower full of deadly traps, obstacles, and enemies. During the gameplay, the player needs to control two characters alternately to explore the world through challenging puzzles. Co-op mode is also available, in which the player can play the game along with his friend. There are several locations available from the previous titles. Instead of commanding the environment while the female protagonist navigates the world through the level, in this game the player takes on both characters, struggling to climb the tower by manipulating the objects that raise and lower the height of the tower. There are many challenging levels, and each level comes with a set of objectives that the player needs to accomplish at any cost to advance through the game. With brilliant mechanics, superb graphics, and cool controls, Marisa and Alice’s Trap Tower is the best game to play.
Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet takes place in the 3D Arena, Fighting, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created and published by Cube-type for PlayStation 4. The game takes the player in the 3D environment where the player assumes the role of the protagonist who needs to battle against enemies in order to make points and unlock further content.
Like Senkou no Ronde video game series, the game serves as the mixture of both the shmup and fighting genre. It mainly revolves around one-on-one fighting matches but with bullets as attacks instead. However, the main objective of the player is to defeat the other players through different attacks. There are three main attacks such as Focus, Dash, and Attack.
During the gameplay, the attack makes the player shot bullets in a pattern while the attacks have three different variations such as Advanced, Basic, and Special. Each attack differs from each character, and the dashes make the player maneuver and evade bullets in speed but they still vulnerable to attacks. In the game, the player needs to reveal the fighting skills while taking down the opponents.