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:
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Very Positive (17 reviews) - 94% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (703 reviews) - 97% of the 703 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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Reviews

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

“...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.”
HardcoreGamer

“Bullet Hell action at its best.”
Computerspiele

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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KBR-MEY
( 66.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Game is ridiculously difficult, especially when trying to play for score.
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Murderlol
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Crimzon Clover is a beatiful shmup with a ton of crazy visuals, multiple ships, and some great levels and bosses. If you're a fan of the genre you'll probably love this game and if not, it's a good stepping stone into it.
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☯LunaEirin☯
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Awesome like DoDonPachi and Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi. Don't miss it!
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SpazmanianDevil
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
A wonderful retro-style bullet hell with fantastic music, killer enemies and fun shoot'em up gameplay. 10/10
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Videogamevegas
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Another Amazing Shooter! So hard, yet so fair! One of those shooters that puts you in a rhythm where you feel in sync with the game! This is a must buy!
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Yarott
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Bullet Hell fans, really, do not miss out on buying Crimzon Clover WORLD IGNITION! Non-Bullet Hell fans, really, do not miss out on getting good at this game, you won't go wrong starting with this title. In generic terms. this game's controls are really tight, soundtrack has you immersed in the beautiful light shows of mass destruction. The boss fights only escalate in a cresscendo of thrills and satisfaction upon victories. The levels and patters are tough, but also really fair. It ends up being your fault for getting courner in a fight where you had to draw an eight figure until they're down, for example.

In game-related, the Break system is pretty brilliant. Shoot down as many targets as you can, hold it up, and get great shot power. Or dispense your charges and neatly clean up the entire screen of bullets and enemies whenever you find yourself in a corner. The three modes will help you learn to pilot each ship, but there is a lot of potential in exploring a lot of ways to beat the highest score, as well as your test of tenacity and determination.
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Combo
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I feel like this game is the "most" bullet hell game there is.

There are better bullet hell shooters, and there are worse bullet hell shooters, and there are bullet hell shooters with more bullets. But something about the way this game is produced just gives it the feeling of "♥♥♥♥ MAN I DUNNO HERE'S A LOT OF BULLETS, ALSO HERE'S SOME MORE BULLETS". And that's all it is, and all it needs to be.

Good music too.

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exlted
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Enjoying my occasional playing of this
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Mr. Blue
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I enjoy a good bullet hell shmup every now and then. Beat Hazard, Jamestown, etc.

Crimzon Clover is one of the better ones. Fast paced, good music.

A nice "limit break" mode known as Break, that ups your damage output and score, which you can further empower by limit breaking inside your limit break (BWOOONG!?) for even further increased score and damage.


With fun gameplay, a great soundtrack, and the very entertaining "Im about to open up a can of whoop ♥♥♥" feeling (Double) Break mode gives you, i'd recommend this game to any bullet hell / shmup fan.
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Robibota The Moon Bear
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I honestly don't really play these types of games, they're not really my cup of tea. I tried this game out, and I won't lie, I found it to be pretty fun. There's a ton of explosions happening on screen, which could probably cause you to lose track of what the hell is happening (atleast if you've got no experience with this type of game I guess). I'd say it's a good game, even if you never played anything like this before.
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Ran-suu
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Played this game several years ago, before its Steam release, and had a blast with it.

Once I got the chance to support the devs, I bought this edition.
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mason
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
While I don't own many shooter games like this, and it isn't really my cup of tea, per say, I highly recommend this game. It's a great game you ccan just start up and play whenever you want, it has nice low requirment to run, and its very satisfying to play. So overall, I highly recommend this game.
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CrunchNomNom
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I gave this a thumbs up because even though it's not really my style of game, I can tell that people who enjoy this old-school arcade shooting style will like this game. It's fast, chaotic, has quite a lot of variation, and lots of big explosions...
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K474n4_B493l
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game has a fantastic challenge. Never a dull boring moment and basically the ultimate bullet hell shooter. I recommend it.
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ZAKO
( 49.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
One of the best shmups on Steam. Crimzon Clover offers a fairly CAVE-like experience, but stands alone enough for those that want something a little bit different from a real CAVE game. The break mechanic is interesting and will give you plenty of game time figuring out just the right time to use it. There are plenty of different modes on offer, including Boost mode (Variable Difficulty), the original Arcade mode, the obligatory super hard Unlimited mode, and a seperate Time Attack mode for you scorechasers out there. If you've never played a bullet hell game and want to see if the genre is for you, Crimzon Clover is a great starting point.

The DLC is largely skippable, but I found the Superplay DLC to be quite useful in helping improving my scores. It is a very niche product, however. The real value comes from the included commentary from the players, rather than the replays themselves.
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SYNTAX ERROR
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Best manic shooter on Steam, simple as. Some might argue for Mushihimesama, but for me Crimzon Clover edges it.
Great gameplay, good music and fine graphics, although it's a bit messy at times, with explosions and stars everywhere, but that's pretty much a genre staple. It also has decent variety with 4 different game modes (Original, Boost, Unlimited and Time Attack) and 4 different player ships.
The Novice difficulty is good for Beginners and isn't TOO easy, and on the other end of the spectrum you have Unlimited mode, which is pure bullet-cancelling INSANITY. Seriously, even if you suck, if you get this game, you must give Unlimited mode a try. It's crazy!
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Shiruoetto
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Amazing, best bullet hell shmup
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The Scared Peasant
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
I totally love this shmup! Great artwork, great sound, great music, plays smoothly on my PC! Totally worth the buy!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I honestly don't really play these types of games, they're not really my cup of tea. I tried this game out, and I won't lie, I found it to be pretty fun. There's a ton of explosions happening on screen, which could probably cause you to lose track of what the hell is happening (atleast if you've got no experience with this type of game I guess). I'd say it's a good game, even if you never played anything like this before.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Another Amazing Shooter! So hard, yet so fair! One of those shooters that puts you in a rhythm where you feel in sync with the game! This is a must buy!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Best manic shooter on Steam, simple as. Some might argue for Mushihimesama, but for me Crimzon Clover edges it.
Great gameplay, good music and fine graphics, although it's a bit messy at times, with explosions and stars everywhere, but that's pretty much a genre staple. It also has decent variety with 4 different game modes (Original, Boost, Unlimited and Time Attack) and 4 different player ships.
The Novice difficulty is good for Beginners and isn't TOO easy, and on the other end of the spectrum you have Unlimited mode, which is pure bullet-cancelling INSANITY. Seriously, even if you suck, if you get this game, you must give Unlimited mode a try. It's crazy!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
At first glance Crimzon Clover might seem like one of those over-the-top bullet-hell shmups that only the hardcorest of hardcore players play and brag about beating, but beneath the surface of visual overload is a very enjoyable game with quite a lot of depth and replayability.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Take everything you know about good gamefeel and crank it up to 11. Crimzon Clover is a rediculously flashy example of classic SHMUP goodness. Accessible, intense, and suiting a range of skill levels; it's easily one of the best in the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Great shmup with 2 player functionality! Has a number of different options for gameplay including 3 types of ships. Highly recomended for the price!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Shooting game will never die!
I keep the lucky clover in my heart!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
VERY nice shmup (shooter), music is a bit meh, and control configuration is TRASH, but gameplay and graphics are awesome, I suggest BOOST mode, its the best thing ever.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
i'm not a big shmup master, i've never eaten a touhou, but crimzon clover is a really awesome game. it's flashy, there are lots of explosions, and sometimes you're even the one causing them. also, it's got a really rad soundtrack and it's got an easy mode for babies and an arcade mode for manly people. if you enjoy shmups or you're interested in the genre and want a good introduction, you probably already have heard about and own this, but if you haven't and don't, i think you should!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I am absolutely horrible at bullet hell games, but this game is still incredibly fun even for a novice... That said, it also looks like someone went through the entire bullethell checklist and added them all into one game. Not incredibly inventive or original but immensly fun game for the PC when there are very few other games like it available on the platform.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
CC:WI is an extremely addictive, fun and difficult ‎'Dōjin Bullet Hell' Game developed by Japanese Developer 'Yotsubane' released on the 6th of June, 2014.

I've got to say, The amount of fun you can have just by paying $9.99 AUD is astounding, The game is brilliantly put together; Every little detail to the game looks like it was worked on countless times to make it as good as it can be, The controls are amazing aswell, Being able to use a Controller or just your Keyboard to play the game. Whoever composed the music in the game deserves a hundred medals! It fits the mood of the game near perfectly and always helps to listen to when you are feeling down.
The only thing i'm dissapointed in with this game is the lack of levels, Having only 5 Levels does restrict replayability value somewhat.

The difficulty suits both Beginners and Seasoned Veterans of Bullet Games, The Novice mode is great for beginners and returning players looking to sharpen up and unlimited mode is perfect for Veterans with an extremely high difficulty factor.

My closing thoughts on the game are these:
CC:WI Is a brilliantly though of game with easy and challenging elements with a rocking soundtrack to boot.
While some game Settings are limited everything you need is there with the option to flip your screen sideways, Change keybinds, Switch between using a Controller or Keyboard and the usual Sound Options.
I would most definetely recommend this game to anyone looking to get into the Bullet Hell Genre and also recommend it to Bullet Hell Experts because this game will test even the greatest.

--Ratings--
Game Design - 9.7/10
Game Soundtrack - 10/10
Game Options/Settings - 6/10
Replayability Value - 4/10
Difficulty - 4/10 -:- 10/10
OVERALL - 9.2/10

--Media Section--
CC:WI Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyWFF1sNfKM
Novice Mode Difficulty (Level/Stage 4) - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=573320897
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Pros:
-One of the best shmup's you will ever play
-I stayed alive for 3.2 seconds
-A masterpiece of shapes and colours. Much like your fingers after playing it
-It's full of stars
-You will score a hundred million points for a few moments

Cons:
-Rapidly pressing the pause button to maneuver your ship will not help you
-Creating a time machine and therefore stopping time for a moment will not help you
-Playing the game connected to a super-slow-motion camera will not help you
-If you a sensitive to flashing lights, stay away. Very far away
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
CCWI is not the greatest bullet hell game ever made, but it is the best one available on Steam. This game is a must have.

Steam Top 5:

1) Crimzon Clover World Ignition
2) Ikaruga
3) eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package
4) Mushihimesama
5) Gundemonium Collection
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
So, to start with I'd like to let you know I got this in a Humble Bundle. I was never really one for the arcade games either but this is actually really well done, with three different "ships" to master, plenty of really well designed levels and enemies, it's a decent game for those who want to sit back and feel in control of a bad-♥♥♥ space ship destroying everything in your path.

Then this game is for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Cluster♥♥♥♥/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
So apparently I played this for an hour. I can only vaguely remember a bunch of lasers and explosions and the fact that I was having a blast.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Really good Shmup game.
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97 of 101 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
First of all, I must say that I have played the Japanese original 2010 Windows version of Crimzon Clover for countless hours since its release and pretty much loved it. The game was flawless in every aspect: graphically stunning, highly challenging and most importantly, very well designed with great score / gameplay mechanics and sharp player controls.
The "World Ignition" version that just came out takes that great game and makes it even better, without changing its core that we, CC veterans loved. It now features more game modes, one extra ship, better graphics in higher resolution, TATE mode, plus many Steam goodies like Cloud, Achievements and Leaderboards. In my opinion, Crimzon Clover World Ignition is THE shmup of the decade and on no occasion should it be missed or ignored by gamers, shmuppers and non-shmuppers alike, that enjoy great video games made with care and attention by their dedicated developers.
Thumbs up, all the way!
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264 of 344 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
1000/100

0% moe
120% explosions
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57 of 59 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
623.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
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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