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.
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Release Date: Jun 6, 2014
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September 9

V1.03: Key & Controller config + Replay fix / キー・コントローラ設定 リプレイ修正など

v1.03 Patch Detail:

Keyboard Config: The option to configure freely P1 and P2 keyboard was added to Key Settings. At the same time, the glitch where keyboard was controlling both ships has been corrected.
Controller Config: The controller config has been expanded, allowing for better setting of P1 and P2 controllers (Key Settings/Controller Settings).

FPS Display:an option to show or hide the FPS has been added to System Settings.
FPS Gauge Display:an option to show or hide the gauges has been added to System Settings.

Training:Fixed the bug in 2P training where the ship would not appear when starting at BOSS 1.
Training:Fixed the bug in 2P training when choosing Boost Mode and Break ON, restarting the training would remove the Break status on.

Online Leader-board:Fixed the but where pressing START just after changing Mode/Ship would crash the game.

Replay: Fixed the Replay bug where the resize operation would make the replay data incorrect and impossible to accurately replay. Sadly, this cause most replay made with ver1.02 and before to become inaccurate.
We are truly sorry for this, however for the replay you cannot correctly view using v1.03 game, a tool based on old logic was added to the game folder :
oldVerReplayPlayer
Using that tool should allow to watch the old replays.

v1.03の追加機能・修正点のまとめ

◆キーボードコンフィグ設定を追加しました。
上記により、キーボードの操作で1Pと2Pが同時に動いてしまう不具合が解消されました。
◆コントローラ設定を拡張し、複数のコントローラが接続されているときに使用するコントローラを選択できるようになりました。

◆FPS表示のON/OFF設定を追加しました。
◆処理落ち判定ゲージ表示のON/OFF設定を追加しました。

◆2P側のトレーニングを1BOSSから開始すると、自機が表示されない不具合を修正しました。
◆2P側のトレーニングを「BOOSTモード」「ブレイクの設定をON」にして開始し、リスタートすると、ブレイク状態が解除されてしまう不具合を修正しました。

◆オンラインリーダーボードで、機体orモードを切り替えた直後にスタートボタンを押すとゲームがクラッシュする不具合を修正しました。

◆解像度変更処理をするタイミングによって、リプレイが正常に再生されなくなってしまう不具合の対策を行いました。これにより、ver1.02までで記録したリプレイの殆どは正常に再生できなくなります。
大変申し訳ありません。旧バージョンのリプレイを再生したい場合は、お手数ですが、同梱の「oldVerReplayPlayer」で再生してください。

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July 7

v1.02 : better SCREEN SETTING and corrections / スクリーン設定と修正

v1.02 Patch Detail:

Screen Settings : The dialog to choose Window/Fullscreen was abandonned. In its stead, a new SCREEN SETTING option is available from SETTINGS menu which allow to more detailed set up of Game Resolution/ Screen resolution to play with maximum comfort.

Vertical Screens: Support of vertical resolution screens added.

Controller: Support for XBOX360 Real Arcade Pro added.

Scoring and Leaderboard:
- Support of Friend score display added
- Display of the total number of score added
- "Unofficial Score" system added : if for some reason (mostly framerate) a score is not judged valid, it is still added to leaderboard as an unofficial score
- Filter for official/unofficial score added
** 3 gauge and the current FPS are now displayed on screen bottom right, should any of these gauge be in the red at the end of a level, the score will be judged as an unofficial score **

Level 2 Boss fight correction for a possible crash bug. (Some replay data might be affected)

Bug when choosing "Replay (this stage)" during the EX boss fight corrected.

Some scores judged wrong were removed from leaderboard.

ver1.02の追加機能・修正点まとめ
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ゲーム起動時のダイアログを廃止し、SCREEN SETTINGSを追加しました。
これによってフルスクリーン化の不具合が修正され、アスペクト比の調整機能が自由にできるようになりました。

◆縦画面モニタでの直接フルスクリーン起動が可能になりました。

XBOX360 Real Arcade Proに対応しました。

◆リーダーボードにフレンドランキング表示機能を追加しました。

◆リーダーボードにエントリー数を表示するようにしました。

◆低フレームレート環境でのスコアは「参考記録」としてリーダーボードに登録されるようにしました。
※目安として、画面右下に3本のゲージを表示しています。このうち1本でもゲージが赤い状態でプレイが終了した場合、参考記録としてスコア登録されます。

◆画面右下にfps表示を追加しました。

◆上記に伴い、リーダーボードに参考記録のフィルタリング機能を追加しました。

2面ボスで進行不能になる現象を修正しました。
この修正の影響を受ける内容のリプレイは、以降、正常に再生されなくなる可能性があります。
◆通常プレイ時、EXボスで「リスタート(this stage)」を行うと自機が操作不能になってしまう不具合を修正しました。

◆不正と判定されたスコアはリーダーボードから削除しました。

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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!

Features:
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.80GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is as about as CAVE as you can get without it being made by CAVE.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Quite possibly the most accurate flight simulator I have ever played.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
608.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Let's face it. This game is one of the very best in the modern shoot them up world. If you like Cave games, then you won't be disapointed. It's a sort of mixture between Ketsui (little timer while you have to score before it reach 0 again) Dodonpachi Daioujou or Saidaioujou (with a Break mode, similar of the Hyper system), 4 differents modes to play in Arcade version (harder), 2 in Novice version (easy).

Boost most is a mixture between super fast bullets like Mushihimesama Futari Original when you reach the highest rank, only the difference is, rank is at maximum already at stage 2 if you played good, didn't bomb or die. Adding super sonic fast suicide bullets on top of that.

Original would be a mixture of Mushihimesama Futari Maniac and Dodopachi Daioujou/Saidaioujou. Slower bullets but more busy partterns. In my opinion this is the "easiest" mode of the game.

Unlimited is not for beginner, extremely busy pattern all the time, nothing comparable to this, it's all about cancelling the bullet with your lock before the screen gots too busy. Euphoric, yet very very very hard.

A Time attack mode is also available, only one stage that you have to score as high as possible before the timer reach 0.

To resume, it's a fantastic game that you can play (sort of) cajually or with very complex strategy to optimise your score. Be warned, this game is really really difficult ;)
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
143.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
cured my autism
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Best shmup on Steam? Absolutely.

Best game on Steam? Quite possibly!

1000/1000 would DOUBLE BREAK again.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Before I write anything else, I need to ask you a question: do you like bullet hell games?

If the answer to that is yes, stop reading, skip lunch, and buy Cimzon Clover. It's one of the best games in the genre I've ever played and I can think of no reason it isn't more than worth your money. But simply saying that doesn't make for a very compelling review, especially for the people that for whatever reason aren't already in love with the screen filling insanity of bullet hell games that no doubt take one look at an incomprehensible screenshot and pass it off as just not their thing.

And that would be a huge shame, as more than virtually any game in the genre (save Jamestown), Crimzon Clover is remarkably accessible so much that even a ♥♥♥♥♥ like me was able to clear the game (in only several dozen continues). It's still not an easy game, but it offers a point of entry that's often completely forgotten and makes it immensely simple to enjoy regardless of your skill level, and gives a starting point for those new to bullet hell games to build off of before tackling the higher challenges (of which there are many, ready to break you).

The bread and butter of any bullet hell game though, is the feel of the composed chaos constantly happening on screen, which is something Crimzon Clover understands and executes to near perfection. You're ship moves with a swiftness and maneuverability to allow you to dodge any obstacle, regardless of how overwhelming things can get at times, and this is matched by the sheer power behind every shot which is nothing if not outrageously satisfying. Crimzon Clover also balances nondescript grunt hordes with memorable bosses, sub-bosses, and distinct enemies, leaving little time to get complacent or bored from fighting the same things again and again. It moves at a ridiculous speed and packs so much into every moment that it's almost draining to play for long periods of time. It demands your attention, so much that you almost need to rest between rounds to be able to take it all in.

And what a lot there is to take in. In every background shot, enemy design, bullet cascading across the screen, and even the menu designs there is a level of detail and distinction that almost seems unnecessarily robust, as it's hard to appreciate most of it with how quickly everything moves, but goes a very long way into making a stimulating and interesting visual experience that I kept finding new things in every time I revisited a scene.

Maybe I'm sounding a little overzealous, praising something high and low prior to playing I'd virtually no idea of, but Crimzon Clover is such an amazingly fun experience that it really requires no introduction. It's packed with so many modes, made with such a high level of polish, and fine tuned to near perfection that I can't help but sound so absurdly enthusiastic when I talk about it, nor spend anymore time doing so and continue being held up from playing more.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Very intense bullet-hell shooter. It's fun and very, very challenging, as it should be. The different modes add more replayability, and should keep shooter fans entertained for a good while. Of course, if you don't like these type of games, this probably won't change your mind.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Bullets? We shoot that.
Hell? We reap that.
Bosses? DOUBLE BREAK!

What started out as a guy trying to make it in the world, turned into one of the best SHMUPs of the modern century, and with the release of WORLD IGNITION, it only made it better. Better graphics, better replayability, better EVERYTHING. CCWI is punishing yet fair, and if you enjoy your Bullet Hell games bullet-y, then you'll enjoy Crimzon Clover WORLD IGNITION.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Probably the closest thing we'll get to a cave-style shooter on steam. Unless by some miracle Cave co ltd decides to publish on this platform.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
If you ever play one Shmup, play this one. Crimzon Clover's incredibly detailed pixel art, well designed difficulty curve and bombastic showmanship has won we over to the genre
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Are you ready to be PROSECUTEDT TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE JAM?
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
EVERYTHING EXPLODED

AND THEN I SOMEHOW DIDN'T DIE

BUT THEN I DIED BUT IT DIDN'T MATTER BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS EXPLODING

THIS GAME IS GREAT
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Continued 14 times on Novice

11/10 would go on to attempt 1CC Unlimited
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
THERE ARE ♥♥♥♥ING BULLETS EVERYWHERE! 10/10 P.S. G.G. no re
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
"0% moe, 120% explosions!" - Crimzon Clover's slogan in Japan or something idk
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Possiby THE best shooter on steam, until Cave games ever get ported. Play this game and feel like a bad ♥♥♥♥.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
For the shmup fans: A lot of you guys already know what this is. Hell, you've probably already bought it. This is a Steam port of the Arcade version of the 2010 Comiket shmup, with all the bells and whistles that you'd expect: TATE mode, more ships, better graphics (in higher resolutions!), better controller support, and all the modes and stages unlocked right off the bat. This is probably one of the best shmups you'll find here on steam, bar none.

For the non-shmup fan / the shmup curious: This game is like taking Giga Wing and giving it a shot full of Michael Bay's explosion wet dreams. Not only are you going to be dodging bullets left and right, but with the break and double break modes (modes that boost your score, speed, and strength exponentially for a few moments by filling a gauge on the top of the screen) you will be seeing nothing but lasers and stars, but not so much that you can't see the enemy bullets that are coming at you over said lasers and stars. While this game is ridiculously difficult, it's well-made and not difficult merely due to a lack of polish.

Seriously, you guys. Get this game. It's amazing!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
The lineage of this danmaku game is easy enough to trace - it shares the overwhelming speed and difficulty with the best of the Cave Co. Ltd. games. DoDonPachi seems to be the largest influence, from the enemy designs to your ship and its abilities.

Those are big boots to fill, certainly, and I'm happy to say that Crimzon Clover achieves it. For the particularly masochistic, its difficult modes offer screens filled with projectiles that you'd be hard-pressed to avoid, and, as with all shooters of this ilk, getting in 'the zone' and figuring things out elicits a warm, zen-like feeling that I don't seem to get with other genres of games.

The only thing I find problematic is the fact that I don't have a good arcade stick. The Xbox 360 controller, while usable, doesn't offer me much in the way of precision. As a result, I constantly found myself scrolling a little further than I wanted to and, inevitably, into a wayward blue or purple dot that ended my run prematurely. I don't know that this is particularly a fault with the game because the game itself is designed very well. I just feel as though there's nothing in the way of accomodation for users of joypads.

I do heartily recommend this game if you're a fan of the genre. There are a lot of similar looking games on the Steam Store, and this one seems to be the most polished out of the whole lot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Not a big SHMUP fan, but CCWI hit all the right notes for me. Its hard to beat the feeling of satisfaction when you enter Break/Double Break Mode and just fill the screen with lasers,explosions, and stars. You can also lock onto a bunch of enemies at once in your normal mode and fire away. There's like not a moment in this game where blowing up a bunch of stuff isn't an option.

There's 3-4 different ships to pick from and they all play differently. Another good thing, at least for me, is the game has an unlimited continue mode that lets you just play and explode stuff at your leisure, without worrying about getting a game over or necessitating the type of memorization needed to progress very far in most SHMUP's. I'm not very good at these types of games and this type of mode lets me have fun without putting a heavy investment into the game.

In short, CCWI is a fun, explosion-filled game that even those with casual interest in SHMUP's can enjoy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
After hours of gameplay I can totally recommend this game. If you like games like Raptor Call of the Shadows this is a must have for you. The Soundtrack of this game is also extremly good. Best Top down shooter I played for a while.
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