東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View
Posted by meronpan on January 28, 2010
1cc on normal! woooooo! 4 touhou’s down, 3 to go ^^ 東方花映塚 (tôhô kaêzuka (kunrei-shiki)) is the ninth game in the series and very very different from the previous ones. In pofv you battle against an opponent split-screen as faeries, spirits, and bullets randomly spawn and attack you.
The white bullets get sent over to your opponents screen if you can destroy them by killing a nearby fairy or activated spirit. Other features include powering up your spell gauge which lets you unleash more powerful attacks (while also clearing your screen of enemies).
If you charge up your gauge all the way and unleash your level 4 spell, a copy of your character will appear on your opponent’s screen and start attacking. Not quite the same as a boss battle in the other touhou games, but it still makes things more hectic due to the randomly generated clutter that’s already attacking you. You can read more about the gameplay here if you’re interested.
Chose to unlock and use aya after reading this thread on the character strengths and weaknesses. Not sure how credible the original thread author is but it worked out for me ^^ Reimu’s 360 field wasn’t working out for me as I’d activate spirits all around me and not destroy them in time (which spawns 3 red bullets aimed at you).
Now I’m on to Mountain of Faith. Ironically aya is kicking my butt in stage 4 orz Keep trying to capture her last 3 cards and getting caught off guard. Think I just need to get back in my bombing groove and I’ll churn out that next 1cc fairly easily ^^
quick update on figures, just got an e-mail from hobby search:
“Also, please note that order recombination is not possible any longer,
since the shipment process of the item(s) is already underway.”
3 alter releases in 1 month! Can’t wait ^__^