Jigoku Kisetsukan is a bullet hell shootergame with anime-style drawings and chip music.
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Very Positive (26 reviews) - 92% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,316 reviews) - 93% of the 1,316 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2015

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About This Game

Jigoku Kisetsukan is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up of the bullet hell genre with anime-style drawings and chip music.

The game features 6 playable characters with different play style, 5 stages and 4 levels of difficulty.
Each character has a slightly different storyline and a unique final boss fight.

Keyboard Controls

Z : Shoot / Confirm
X : Special attack / Back / Skip dialogue
SHIFT : Focus mode
Arrow keys : Movement
F5 or Alt+Enter : Toggle fullscreen
F6 : Toggle v-sync
F12 : Take a screenshot
ESC : Menu / Skip dialogue

Gamepad Controls

A : Shoot / Confirm
B : Special attack / Back / Skip dialogue
LB : Focus mode
Start : Pause

Documents

Readme : Mechanics explanation, music credits and more.
Character book : Illustrations and background of the characters

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 183 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 183 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: XInput Gamepad / Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
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235 of 316 people (74%) found this review helpful
310 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
It takes a good asian to play this game.
I am not a good asian.
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78 of 89 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
A nice little bullet hell shooter, highly influenced by the Touhou series but with a nice 16bit sprite style.
Not really groundbreaking, but it's fun and it's free so can't complain.
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164 of 223 people (74%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2015
bust size included in the character bios

10/10
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77 of 96 people (80%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2015
EEEH REALLY!?
EASY MODE?
HOW WEAK
IT'S UNFORGIVABLE TO PLAY EASY MODE UNLESS YOU'RE AN ELEMENTARY KID, RIGHT?
HAHAHAHA!
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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2015
I'm surprised, not because this is a really challenging Touhou-inspired bullet-hell... but because it's FREE. It'll definitely satisfy purists of the genre no problem (or cost). And if you're someone who wants to get into this bullet-hell craze, this is a good entry point. And you don't have to spend a dime!
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54 of 72 people (75%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2015
I'm not good at this kind of games so I decided to play on easy.
Yep, EASY. EASY IS A LIE ! lol
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56 of 77 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
It's Touhou with perhaps even worse graphics than ZUN's (at least his have some personality) and an uninspired chiptune soundtrack. Decent controls but average to dull bullet and enemy patterns. Could be good as a time killer for some, but as a shmup veteran and old Cave/Raizing fanboy, I felt like there wasn't much of interest here and it felt more like your run of the mill first shmup by a new doujin circle than anything special. Better to just play proper Touhou, or Crimzon Clover if you prefer to stay on Steam.

But it's free, so why are you even reading this? Just play it for yourself. No F2P shenanigans from what I could see. I'm giving it a thumbs up, but that's only because there's nothing intbetween a thumbs up and down and the game isn't terrible, despite what I said above. It's just painfully average.

(I played the non-Steam version and just launched it on Steam so I could write this review.)
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
I recommend this game for every Shmup fan on steam because it's free.

BUT :

This is a Danmaku made by a guy (Italian I think), and we can clearly see that he's a fan of Touhou. Everything looks like Touhou, the enemy Health bar, the first character, and the spellcards are pretty similar. That's not a bad point.

BUT (So many Buts, pun intended), it fails at creating a real atmosphere. You just have a background (like fog, space etc), and you're shooting enemies familiar to the elements (example : Aliens or Robots in space). Of course, the main goal on a game like this is to score a maximum of points, but it looks generic.

Gameplay is pretty much the same as Touhou or eXceed, you can graze (you have to if you wanna score anyway), you can bullet cancel with bomb, you also can cancel your death with bombs. You have a focus button to slow down and make your hitpoint visible.

The problem with the game, is the optimization. Sometimes it's full of colorful effects and the game runs at 60 fps. Sometimes, just because of the moving background, the game runs at 45/50 fps, creating a feeling of playing into the Matrix. Looks really weird.

Music-wise, it's good, not great. It's good because I heard some Dubmood in it, but like I said, it fails at delivering an atmosphere. Think of Touhou (very traditional music) or eXceed (more action = more agressive music). Jigoku offers good music, but that kinda feels off for this type of game. Musics don't fit that well to stages/bosses.


FINAL : It's free, so why not give it a try ? I still recommend it, but if you wanna play something more serious, go for Touhou, eXceed, Ikaruga or even Alltynex Second.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
729.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
Still cannot get 4 last achievements.
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rocketracer
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Imagine a Touhou fan-game without the Touhou characters.

Music: Good if you like 8-bit, but seems generic to me.

Characters: Interesting.

Plot: Almost no plot... so about as much as anyother bullet hell.

Gameplay: Like Touhou, but bullets don't clear on death. Also bombs don't return on death. If you start dying you will have a bad time.

Overall: This game does two things very well. First, it is a bullet hell. Second it is free. If any of these appeal to you, you should get it.
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ヴIm Seriously Retardedヴ
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
EHHHHHHH? Easy Modo?, Only kids play in easy mode!! How lame!.

I'm sorry
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Soft Core Sheriff
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 18
This was my VERY 1ST game on steam!!!
I highly recomend to dankamku lovers and anime lovers with that real turbulent gameplay
it has multipul endings and characters to play as
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GO Diego Brando GO!
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 12
Beat the first level on easy and felt great and then almost instantly lost to a flying cat on level two
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Windows 95
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 9
its like touhou but you don't have to pirate, download and patch
and its FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

nice beep from ace attorney btw
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AbandonNONAMESocialistDog
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 9
It's really great,there's only one problem




WHY WON'T THE DEV LET ME BUY THIS, I WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON THIS, IT DESERVES
pls
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Yoho-Oshino
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 8
Great game feels alot like touhou, but is actually abit harder if you as me got a good story and gameplay is smooth
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Tirith Amar
13.9 hrs
Posted: September 8
A bullet hell game, what else to say?

+Flashy
+Good music
+Different difficulties
+Interesting mechanics
+8Bit graphics
+nice Hitbox
+Anime styled characters
-too hard for me

My rating 9/10
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Yuko
13.7 hrs
Posted: September 4
Colorful lights. 8.27/10.
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