Battle huge "Koju" bugs in CAVE's beautiful fantasy shooter, Mushihimesama. Experience the thrill of bullet hell from the masters of the genre as you evade visually stunning shot patterns with thousands of bullets.
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Release Date: Nov 12, 2015

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November 24

Mushihimesamsa V1.1.9.2 update released

Patch Detail
  • Fix for frame rate drop after score upload

This patch fixes a problem some players were experiencing whereby after playing on Score Attack mode and uploading a score, the game would slow down throughout.

As always, if you still experience this problem after updating, please tell us here or by commenting here.

For owners of Deathsmiles, that has been updated too.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/314180

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November 17

Mushihimesamsa V1.1.9.0 Fix for Crash on Startup

Patch Detail
  • Fix for crash at startup

As promised in the DoDonPachi annoucement, Cave have been able to implement the fix for the crash at startup which had been affecting some of you.
The trigger was a little more complicated than number of friends on an account which is why it took time to fix: if you still experience problems, please get in touch.
The slow down experienced by some people after accessing leaderboards/scores is still being looked into: we'll keep you informed.

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Reviews

“Whether you're going at it solo or with a friend, on the highest difficulty setting or the lowest, Mushihimesama is incredibly easy to spend an afternoon with for years to come.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“The patterns of gunfire were beautifully choreographed and graceful across the screen. It was as majestic and threatening as standing inside of a firework, and I became a part of that slow and terrifying dance.”
3.5/5 – The Escapist

“Mushihimesama is an incredibly fun shooter with tight controls, a lot of challenge, great audiovisual style and astonishing bullet patterns.”
9/10 – Niche Gamer

About This Game

Mushihimesama (“Bug Princess” in English) is a vertical shooting game set in a beautiful fantasy world. Huge insect-like creatures called Koju roam the forest outside the village of Hoshifuri. When Reco's people fall to a mysterious sickness, the young princess decides to leave the village and meet the God of the Koju, who may provide a cure. Riding her faithful Golden Beetle friend Kiniro, Reco must traverse the wilds, braving the hostile landscape and the aggressive Koju beasts on her journey through the Shinju Forest.

Main Features:

  • Explore a beautiful fantasy world rendered in stunning HD sprite graphics. Battle a variety of giant "Koju" bugs across 5 stages, including a blazing desert, lush forests, and a serene cave. CAVE's trademark bullets create a stunning visual impression, with iconic patterns unfolding in every boss encounter!
  • Play the definitive shooter from the legendary developers that pioneered the "bullet hell" genre! By decreasing the size of the player hitbox, Mushihimesama is able to challenge the player with some of the most intriguing and innovative shot patterns in the shoot 'em up genre. Experience the thrill of dodging thousands of bullets at once in one of CAVE's best games!
  • Choose from several game modes: Arcade mode is designed to be as close to the original arcade game as possible. Novice mode is similar to Arcade, but balanced for new players. Arrange is a remixed version where you start with maximum firepower and defend yourself automatically. Customize further with 3 different weapon types and two different option types.
  • Mushihimesama has several different modes and difficulty settings, including a mode specifically balanced for new players. No matter your skill level, you are certain to find a favorite mode! Bold players should try the notorious "Ultra" mode, which is infamous for being one of the most difficult challenges in gaming!
  • Mushihimesama V1.5 "Matsuri" Mode is available separately as optional DLC. V1.5 is a remixed game mode with alternate music and mechanics. Crank up the multiplier by firing close to enemies, but beware, as the bullet speed will also increase! Previously, this mode was only available on an extremely limited basis, but now it is available to every player on Steam!
  • Enjoy energetic and inspiring music from composers Manabu Namiki and Masaharu Iwata. There are two soundtracks included (three with V1.5) to create an unforgettable mood for each stage. You can choose which soundtrack to play for every stage and area, so feel free to mix and match your favorite tracks!

A robust list of optional features are supported, including:

  • A training mode to assist with practicing individual stages.
  • Multiple options to adjust viewing windows, screen size and position, and screen orientation. Try the vertical "tate" mode to get an arcade-authentic picture!
  • An assortment of beautiful background images.
  • Support for keyboard customization and multiple controllers.
  • Online global leaderboards with replay sharing.
  • Local co-op gameplay.
  • Steam achievements.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or higher.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Geforce 9500GT, Radeon HD 3650 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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