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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
I close my eyes and I see bullets.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
This is as about as CAVE as you can get without it being made by CAVE.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
I want this game to make me cry.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Are you ready to be PROSECUTEDT TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE JAM?
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
This and DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou are my current favourites.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Great gateway drug for the Bullet Hell genre. The game seems overwhelming at first but upon playing it all seems very manageable. After about ten tries I cleared the game on one credit. On novice mode, but still. I did it. And by now I'm good enough to do reasonably well in Arcade mode and improve further. I'm just not going to pretend to ever be able to clear Unlimited mode.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
When i see the reviewers say "120% Exlplosions 0% moe" i dont believe it at first. but when i bought it. that statement was right! i dont see any Moe girls, only EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIONS AND MORE EXPLOSIONS!

The more you kill, the more you get stronger. the more you get stronger....You score more! thats right! you dont need to be ultra patient to get high scores just keep shooting until the screen is clear of enemies!

PRO:
-No underage girls in your spaceships.
-Explosions gallore with additional Beam spam and missile massacare
-Genuinely good soundtrack
-Easy controls
-Easy and fun scoring system
-Made by 1 guy

CON:
-No story (But who cares!)
-Need a higher res Sprites.

This sergal gives this little game a Explosion out of 10


.....Did you read this? if so. STOP READING AND BUY THIS GAME!!!
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Fantastic game, gameplay feels smooth and the game provides a nice challenge for someone like me who's never really played shmups. The game looks fantastic and runs very well even with my crappy laptop I ran this in high quality at 60fps, not to mention the soundtrack is brilliant I hisghly recommend (if you have the extra cash) to pick up the game along with the soundtrack.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
as hardcore as unlimited mode is this is a pretty good starter bullet hell shmup. It's bosses are really neat and the gold stars make blowing things up feel nice. This game is just in general really nice with the ship types, difficulty, and art.
Posted: October 9
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7.9 hrs on record
Ok, if you're into Bullet Hell, there's no way around CRIMZON CLOVER! If you're a fan of Cave and Treasure, look no further: this is the game. It's incredible that this is a Doujin game, since the graphics, bullet patterns, scoring system, upgrades - simply everything is just as professional as in games of the above mentioned studios. And this was made by only ONE guy. Well, he did an outstanding job. This is not bullet hell, it's bullet heaven!!!! Definitely the best Danmaku you can get for your PC.
Posted: October 20
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1.1 hrs on record
Crimson Clover is a fantastic shmup/Bullet Hell shooter with crisp art, great effect, a wonderfull soundtrack (seriously but the soundtrack), and game play that's brutal on higher dificulty tiers, but slightly more forgiving on the lower ones. (also the translation isn't a butchered mess!) CC favors a more Frantic "bullets-all-over" style over the methodical "bullet curtain" some Danmaku/Bullet Hells go for. While this may seem overwhelming to newbies, the interesting Break meter feature over set bomb items makes it a bit more managable all while rewarding more advanced players. The particles can get very close to "what is even going on?!?" levels, but it's notr the worst I've encountered and the carnage adds to the fun IMO. If this game's too easy for you, you can try the Unlimted mode, which adapts to how well you're doing or try the Arcade dificulty. If that's still to easy for you you are lying and should seriously stop it, no one's going to make fun of you if you admit it.

If you're a fan of Old School top down shoot 'em ups or are a filthy NEET Danmaku lover like me, this game is an absolute must.
(PS buy the soundtrack, it's fantastic, seriously)
Posted: October 21
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3.6 hrs on record
lots of bullets

(On a serious note, this is a fantastic bullet hell shoot em up. It has a novice mode that, while still challenging, is not completely intimidating for new comers. If you've wanted to try this genre out, I would strongly recommend starting with this game.)
Posted: October 20
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0.1 hrs on record
This game is amazing. Buy it now!


Anyone who likes the old classic shoot em ups will adore this game.
Posted: October 20
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88 of 92 people (96%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
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!
Posted: June 6
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251 of 328 people (77%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
1000/100

0% moe
120% explosions
Posted: June 6
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56 of 61 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Oh My God it's full of stars

*baby floating in space to epic music*

The original doujin release of Crimzon Clover, which came out in Japan only in 2010, was nutso enough, with explosions and lasers galore, a shop where you had to buy continues, levels and even new ship types with in-game currency, and a punishing difficulty that set it apart from the other "bullet hell" shmups out there. WORLD IGNITION, a port of the later arcade release on NESICA coin-ops (again, only in Japan) takes that insanity and cranks it up to twelve - no, twenty.

Now, you don't need me to tell you how to play a top-down shmup, it's like sucking eggs, everyone already knows how it's done. What's different about CC is the Lock-On weapon radar, which locks on to any enemies within its radius and showers them with homing lasers/rockets/sniper bullets of Death (depending on the ship you're using) and the Break System, which amounts to filling a bar at the top of the screen by shooting down enemies. When it's full you can press a button to instantly power up all your ship's weapons for a few seconds, and the display of wanton laser-green devastation is nothing but impressive. But wait - fill the bar again while in Break Mode, and you can press the button again for (wait for it) Double Break Mode, which is like holding a lit match to Magnesium - the brightest lightshow seen in shmup history. It's also good for your score multiplier, too, which helps.

It's a pity that the original game's Shop mechanic never made it back in - it was one of the most original things about the game, and made it a meaty single-player experience, but this seems to be a faithful port of the arcade release, which obviously didn't have the shop, so I can see why it wasn't included. Ah well, the meat of the game is here, and oh so much more, so rest assured that you're getting your paltry entrance fee's worth and more. Better than Jamestown? Yeah, by miles. Better than Ikaruga, though?...I'll have to get back to you on that.
Posted: June 6
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
This is one of the best shmups ever made. If you are familiar with the DoDonPachi series, then this game is similar to that. Pick this game up and Ikaruga, which are 2 of the highest quality shmups you will ever find available on Steam.
Posted: June 6
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