Prepare yourself for an insatiable rain of bullets, bombs, and beams in Crimzon Clover. From Japanese indie developer Yotsubane, this retro top-down shooter is a wild ride you won't want to miss out on.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (584 reviews) - 97% of the 584 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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"Marvelous manic shmup action! Steam version does not skimp on premium features from leaderboards to even TATE settings. DoDonPachi fans will be at home."


“Eye-meltingly ridiculous, and surprisingly enough that actually works. It's wild. This is really, really fun.”

“...when an indie developer [...] comes along and manages to out-shmup the King of shmups, people stop and take notice. That’s the case with Crimzon Clover.”

“Bullet Hell action at its best.”

About This Game

Prepare yourself for an insatiable rain of bullets, bombs, and beams in Crimzon Clover. From Japanese indie developer YOTSUBANE, AdventurePlanningService, this unique top-down shooter is a wild ride you won't want to miss out on.

Your first step in Crimzon Clover: World Ignition is as simple as choosing how you want to play, and which powerful ship will be yours to command. Choose your difficulty from ARCADE (true to the original arcade game) or NOVICE (better if these are your first step in the world of hardcode SHMUP) then choose your mode from Boost, Original, Unlimited, and Time Attack.

Original is THE main mode, where you blast your way through stage in search of the last boss. Boost Mode will adjust the difficulty based on how proficient you are at devastating your enemies. Unlimited turns each stage into an intense battlefield of bullets that only the most hardcore players will be able to survive. Time Attack pits you against the clock as you race to make the best score possible in about 3 minutes.

Take the role of a skilled pilot in the fight to destroy massive waves of enemies while dodging their unending rain of bullets. Each of the three ships has their own style of standard firing and a unique appearance. The firing style is translated beautifully as you amp your way into Break Mode and Double Break Mode! As you blast through your foes in each stage you can collect stars that will raise your score. Each enemy destroyed helps fill your Break Meter, which allows you to wipe the screen with powerful bombs or, if you have the patience, blast off into Break Mode to add a huge boost to your firepower and let you rip through enemies with ease. That's not the extent of your strength though, as having a full Break Meter while in Break Mode will allow you to enter the ultimately destructive Double Break Mode. Watch your enemies crumble in fear as you turn the tide and fill the screen with your own hellacious rain of firepower!

Having a tough time to clear the game using no continue? No worries. Hit up the Training screen to set up your own scenario using your choice of mode, ship, stage, and freely customize other variables to practice the fight for survival. Training doesn't seem like a bad idea after you see what the enemies are capable of. Can you pilot your craft through the bullet massacre the enemies have prepared for you? Find out as you play Crimzon Clover: World Ignition!

  • Refreshing Gameplay
    Crimzon Clover puts a much-needed polish on the classic Shoot 'Em Up genre.
  • Sky Blazing Graphics: Beautiful retro-inspired arcade graphics, revived for the modern gamer in HD (1280x768).
  • Super-Powered Challenges: Whether you are new to SHMUPs or an old pro, Crimzon Clover has something for everyone.
  • Cool Replays: Save your best plays to show off to your friends, or to check to see how you can get even better.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.80GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows XP/vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz(2 CPUs) or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce7900 GS eq. or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This is the game you will measure other bullet hells and shooters by.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
134.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Every time I turn back to this game, it's always refreshing.
Very very good daily dose!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
One of the best Bullet Hell SHMUPs available on Steam. Three ships to master, very well designed stages, and a wonderful soundtrack await you. The game also contains a replay feature to watch past runs and a fully fledged training mode, perfect for getting past tough parts.

Also, the novice mode is a great place for newcomers to the genre to start. The difficulty ramps up quickly, but is definitely doable.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Crimzon Clover WORLD IGNITION is an interesting arcade-type vertical scroller where you pilot one of three powerful ships and take on wave after wave of enemies and bosses, each level. The action is intense for a shooter, but it looks good and the ships are easy to control. Your main guns, bombs, can lock on to targets, use breaks when your gauge is filled, and more. Released in 2011 as an Arcade game and in 2013 for the PC, Crimzon Clover is a fun game as far as shooters go.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
First thing first, ignore the amount displayed, I mostly play offline due to internet restrictions.

Ok, i’m not experienced with bullet hell games, in fact, this is the first ‘true’ bullet hell game i’ve played. However, i’ve found Crimson Clover to be fairly accessible to someone who hasn’t played bullet hells or is even a pro with other, more basic shoot 'em ups. There is no story, but seeing as it is a score chaser, it isn’t expected, if you want a story, you’d be best off with a game like Astebreed. There are four ships. Their differences are unfortunately, pretty minor. One has a basic spread attack, the other one is focused. Every ship has a lock on attack (allowing for a very impressive fight with a mini-boss on the final stage), but these only differ in visual appearances. The levels and enemies/bosses are surprisingly detailed, but you most likely won’t notice without dying (this game demands focus), and all the bosses are multistage (including miniboses). The music, although fairly simple, is great and very fitting to the type of action that happens during the game.

Overall, I give this game a 8/10

*edit: I've finally unlocked the fourth ship.
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