Experience the rush of battle with the fan acclaimed Bullet-Hell shooter "SUGURI". You're equipped with an automatic lock-on targeting system and a unique arsenal of hyper weapons, power shields, and more. Sure, she may look cute, but when it's time to fight, it's all business.
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Very Positive (98 reviews) - 86% of the 98 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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“Suguri takes a different approach and provides a means for the player to fly past bullet patterns, making it more accessible to casual and newer players. Suguri's defining feature is its dash ability; with it, players can go through beam projectiles without taking damage and charge up their super meter for explosive attacks. If you try to dash through solid projectiles like missiles and bombs, however, you would be stopped dead in your tracks and take damage. This, in addition to a heat gauge that will overheat when the player dashes too much, prevents players from abusing the feature and go through the game dashing nonstop.”
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“And as you make progress with Suguri, you’ll find yourself unlocking many weapons to choose from. Suguri can equip two weapons, and you can set them as Weapon A and Weapon B. The main difference between A and B is that A can be used for normal attack as well as the Hyper attack; and B can only be used for normal attacks.” ... ” A good combinations of weapon equipment which complements the player’s skills will be the key to beating the levels. It almost feels like a puzzle, which is a plus for a shooter game.”
Gamers Route

“The original Suguri serves as a primer to the gameplay of Acceleration of Suguri in many ways.”
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About This Game

Experience the rush of battle with the fan acclaimed videogame "SUGURI" - one of the most unique side-scrolling shooter titles ever created by doujin game developer Orange_Juice. Showcasing beautifully rendered designs and backgrounds, innovative weaponry, captivating gameplay action, and a cool techno-trance soundtrack, "SUGURI" is a must-have, must-play doujin game.

SUGURI is equipped with an automatic lock-on targeting system and equipped with a unique arsenal of hyper weapons, power shields, and more. Sure, she may look cute, but when it's time to fight, it's all business. So, get ready to focus and concentrate like never before, because you're about to fight your way through seven insanely challenging stages, all while going up against overwhelming bosses with deceptive and distracting weapons that fill up the entire screen. You're outnumbered and outgunned, but use your target-locking control system and fire-power wisely and you might just dodge the hundreds of missiles, laser spears and beams coming at you from every direction. Inflict as much damage as you can and you'll have a fighting chance, but get careless for just one split-second and that's all it takes between exhilarating victory and brutal defeat!

Suguri Features:
  • Side-scrolling shoot-’em-up with fighting-game-like boss battles
  • Mix and match multiple unlockable weapons
  • Charming story with endearing characters
  • Steam Cards

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 1 GHz Processor or comparable
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9-level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 2 GHz Processor or comparable
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9-level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
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Very Positive (98 reviews)
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Plantszaza
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This game is pretty hardcore, I likes it.
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[R3duX]⚢A Buffalo Herd∫☯
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
DID YOU EXPECT NEWB-FRIENDLY DIFFICULTIES? YOU WERE SO WRONG
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I'm a typo
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
It's a really good game just not as polished and friendly as Sora
For big bois only
I'm not a big boi :'(
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trackftv
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Definitely one of the hidden gems out there in Steam.

Suguri is not your traditional Shoot'em up game. Why? Because of its simple yet graceful Dash mechanic.
This game really punishes you for any little mistake you make, which can make you play through the whole game (or level) again. However, the replay value makes up for that!

I found the game to be very easy to get into, and enjoyed it whole-heartedly until beating it.
Surely, I would play Suguri anytime again, and I recommend this game to anyone that is into any sort of fast-paced action.

P.S. Hime is an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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Darklink84
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Very Hard, Very Fun, Harder than bricks.
Pros:
- Nice music
- Suguri
- lots of weapons that are only unlocked by playing
- multiple levels filled with death
- you will die more times than possible in Dark Souls
- you're flying
- pew pew
- there are online leaderboards so you can compare yourself to scrubs
Cons
- No death counter to tell you how many times you've failed at a level
- You can't take screenshots nor get out of the game window unless it is in windowed mode
- Gandhi
This game is very fun and despite me not having much time on it im sure ive died almost 100 times (trying to get the acheivment...not on purpose) it's good to play if you're bored and would like to get rekt while having a laugh.
Good luck.
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jshd13
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I can't pass the first stage out of 7 on easy
and it has medium and hard left...
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Archmaid Crowvette, Weaponmaster
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
On one hand, it took me 80 different deaths and scumming through Level Select on Easy to beat. On the other hand, it had a good spread of cute girls that could murder you in many different ways if you weren't at the peak of skill.

All that difficulty made beating it so much more worth it.
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[GG] Maimix
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Suguri is a bullethell game with allot of great stuff in it, you would think its easy on easy, but if you're pretty new to Bullet Hell games like Suguri (just like me), You'll have problems even beating the second stage..

But ohwell, even though this game can be hard at times and Steam overlay doesn't really work on it, you should really go try this out!

I'd say, spend your money on this (unless you already bought it, good boy/girl)
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Little nagi
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
*plays 100% percent orange juice*

"haha i like this game this is fun!"

*see's this game*

"ohh is this about suguri? this looks like fun!"

*buy's game, plays game on easy for one hour just to beat level one*

*....how...?*

This game is very HARD, if your very persistent then i think you will enjoy this game.
let me tell you one thing this game is bullet hell. you can also carry two weapons on hand,
plus dash threw bullets and lasers.
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Ness1228
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
For the record, I've played other Bullet Hell games so I have my fair share of experience dodging a screen full of projectiles.

I really only have 2 complaints in this game, but these 2 things pretty much sum up the core gameplay elements;
  • You cannot move and shoot at the same time unless you're using a pathetically weak weapon. This is the main thing that completely ruins the game for me. Each time you shoot, you fire a shot (that will usually miss unless you're point-blank) and you'll end up getting hit by other projectiles on screen that were fired at you as you were taking your shot at one of the many enemies on screen. It doesn't help that about half the enemies feel like damage sponges, and your more powerful shots are often blocked by their own missile projectiles.
  • The "dash" feature (i.e. what the "focus" feature would be in other bullet hell games that slows your movement and focuses fire) makes you move very quickly and invulnerable to energy-type bullets, but your movement is nonstop and hard to control, making it more than easy to end up crashing into missile-type bullets.
It makes no sense to me as to why the style of gameplay should directly clash with what bullet hell gameplay is set out to be.

It just feels pathetic when I've beaten other bullet hell games (some even on their respective Hard difficulties) yet can't even beat the first level of this game on easy. I gave this game several chances, and despite my fondness of Orange_Juice and its characters, I can't find any enjoyment in playing this game.
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Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This game is pretty hardcore, I likes it.
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
95 hours later, I remembered I do not have a review for this.
Unlike most shoot em ups, SUGURI is surprisingly easy to get into. Even for the people that do not typically enjoy shoot em ups for more than 2 hours such as myself. So unless you really hate the shmup genre, I believe you should buy it.

SUGURI is a type of game that theoretically should have no replayability, there's no randomisation in game outside of boss moves. All enemies come in the same order every time. And is the type of a game I normally abandon without ever finishing. However, the music and the game mechanics make it stand out rather well from traditional shmups and keep it enjoyable to play even after you've completed the game.

At the core, it does not differ much at all from a traditional shmup : Start a stage, enemies come from the right, you use a weapon to blow them up, then comes the midboss and finally the stage boss. Defeat that and continue doing this until the end of the game with minor variations to that formula. Except you have health instead of lives.

The difference comes from the fact that the game includes two types of projectiles, I am not sure how they're actually called but I just call them solid and non-solid for ease of understanding.
The way it goes is that Suguri, the same-named protagonist of the game has the ability to dash, which allows her to completely avoid non-solid projectiles and charge her Hyper attack meter. Dashing also increases her heat which on a direct percentage amount increases the damage she receive (eg 5% heat you will receive 5% more damage). This and the solid projectiles prevent you from using dash all the time to be completely invincible.

Suguri herself carries two weapons (out of total 16) of your choice into battle, and when her hyper attack meter has built up, can use it to deliver a powerful attack with either of the two weapons. Hyper attacks replace bombing that you normally have in a shmup. Although, while it gives you short temporary invulnerability, it does not clear projectiles.

What makes this game so special for me is the complete freedom you have where the larger enemy fights don't have a real timer set over how long you're going to be fighting them for. You think you can kill something in 5 seconds? Go ahead and try, if you do not die in the process you might just pull it off. Alongside the ability to experiment with different ideas of what might or might not work with the weapons you chose.

And then there's the music, I can't find words for how much I like the music. While obviously not the type of music for everyone, it is really enjoyable.


As fun as this game is, there are some flaws, three of these being steam release exclusive and one is a general flaw with the game :
  • The game does a rather poor job at communicating with the player over what is or isn't dangerous the first time you play it.
  • Playing this with a lengthy name or a name with quite a few unique characters WILL cause you to crash at the end of stage.
  • Rather weird achievement situation. Right now, it is impossible to 100% the game achievement-wise. As one of the achievements does not unlock. Alongside that, achievements sometimes do not unlock or unlock only after you watch a replay of yourself unlocking said achievement.
  • Your actual save file is not actually synced with steam cloud so upon switching computers, game reinstall or system wipe, you will have to reunlock the game again

Although, despite not really a flaw. One minor oddity is that for some reason, the Story mode and the first option of the game (Complete a stage, unlock the next one to play at your will) was renamed to Stage Select upon localisation. While Arcade (Play all stages consecutively in one go) was moved to be the first option of the game.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
i played this game years back and like before, this is a worth buy. unlike many bullet hell games, this game use a heath bar than one hit kill and you can dodge the bullets by dash through them but won't work on misses. there many weapons to get, like the beam sword, a huge gun that fires a huge laser and so on. the boss fights are great and fun and the soundtrack....oh god that sexy soundtrack. the music fits the game so well.

no cons.

buy it if you like bullet hell games.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
It took me 12 hours to beat a 30 minute game on easy.

10/10
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Before you buy this game, keep aware that the game is insanely hard (even on easymode) on players who are new to bullet hells. (I learned this the hard way). Suguri is a fast paced action shooter, kept my heart beating a lot faster than your average horror game.

Pros

-I found this unique, there were an arsenal of many weapons with different kinds of tactics to put into use.
-The dash ability was a very crucial yet fun way to progress through the game.
-Game is very fast paced, there won't be a time when your body is relaxed (except when you're talking the bosses). It really keeps the excitement in the game
-1st stage soundtrack was the best c:

Cons

-There wasn't any tutorial, nor any guide to tell you that dashing can dodge beam attacks unscathed. You would have to also check the keyboard controls to realize its function before starting the game.

In conclusion, this game is one of the best bullet hells I have ever played. 9.5/10

P.S I prefer keeping the game under a window mode.

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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
Although surpassed by its sequel - Sora in terms of game design, Suguri still stands out as a strong debut title for the doujin circle Orange_Juice and there is a lot of replay value and fun to be had with the dash-based movement system and fast-paced dodging and fighting you will be doing in Suguri.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
A fast-paced bullet hell game revolving around a unique dash mechanic, involving the ability to dash through certain types of attacks at the cost of reducing defense temporarily. With the ability to carry 2 weapons at once, while having many more to unlock, there's quite a bit of variety, allowing different playstyles to develop.

It's also very hard, so if you're a persistent player, this could keep you busy for a while. Also, fantastic music is a plus and helps keep you going.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
It would be a real shame if fans of the shooter genre passed this one over as being too generic, or too similar to Touhou/Cotton/CAVE/etc games, because it has its own flavor that's really unique. Rather than simply firing in a straight line, or at fixed angles, in SUGURI, your character -- the eponymous Suguri -- actually aims at targets directly, with a simple lock-on system, and depending on the weapon, she has to pause briefly to fire.

This completely changes the dynamics of the game, with enemies doing the same, as well as firing rapid-fire homing attacks! I'd be lying if I said SUGURI is a difficult game, because it's much more than that -- as a danmaku veteran I was getting destroyed on Normal! Excellent timing, clever use of the grazing dash, and mastery of both of your equippable weapons are all required to win in SUGURI.

At the time of this review you can pick up SUGURI and the fighting-game sister title Acceleration of SUGURI for just five dollars together, which is an absolute steal for two inventive and fun games that will run on any computer, anywhere. I highly recommend both titles.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
141.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
Although simple and fun, this game is sort of fast paced and can be confusing once there are multiple enemies on the screen firing at you at the same time making it hard for you to dodge as well as focus. But if you like a game where enjoy moving at high speed and dodging lasers and projectiles while landing hits with 2 of your weapons from an arsenal of weapons then this is the game for you. This game is very much a bullet hell.

Note That:

This game has bosses

This game has sort of a mini bosses

This game has difficult settings that really give you somewhat a challenge. It ha 4 difficulty settings i.e. Easy, Normal, Hard, and Special. The Special difficulty really gives you a challenge.

Heat gauge depends on how long you accelerate. The more the heat guage goes up, the more damage you are more compelled to take in from enemies.

P.S.
This game does have achievement glitches. I managed to get every achievement except the achievement if unlocking all weapons of which I did.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
SUGURI:
7 Stages
1 Life
No Continues
No Power-Ups
Only way to get health back is by clearing a stage
3 Difficulties
Yep, pretty difficult o3o
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