Castle of Shikigami is a dark, supernatural vertically-scrolling shoot-’em-up classic. Summer, 2005: Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Force is investigating an occult serial killer. Specialists have been called in to investigate. The case is called “The Castle of Shikigami Incident”.
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Positive (21 reviews) - 80% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 15, 2017

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July 12

Castle of Shikigami V1.0.10 Released

We have just released version 1.0.10 with the following updates:

Bug Fixes
  • Score Upload: Fixed a crash occurring when the score could not be uploaded to leaderboard
  • Added a warning message when the game detects Steam is offline and will not be able to upload score

Changes/ New features
  • Higher resolution font and new text rendering method
  • Characters have been added for name display
  • Score has been changed closer to the original arcade

With regards to scores, Castle of Shikigami has seen many versions and scoring varied from one to another. We chose to listen to fans and restore a score system closer to the original arcade version of the game.

Since new scores will be ~10 times larger than previous scores for the same gameplay, we chose not to delete the existing leaderboard as it will be surpassed as soon as top players play again.

All other issues reported in the bug report thread are being looked at.
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June 26

Castle of Shikigami score contest results (6/15 ~ 6/25)

It's time to announce the winners of the first Castle of Shikigami score contest!

The contest finished earlier today (depending on your time zone) and right until the end it looked like kumi_Gckogasa05 was going to be no.1, but right at the end umami_chan soared ahead! And ele8901 came in 3rd place with a very solid score. And the two random winners are _SOKURO & Zeqoe who will get a soundtrack steam key too!

If any of our high scorers would like to share some tips, please do!

Without further ado, here are the top 15!

  1. 27,238,450 @umami_chan Soundtrack & Poster
  2. 24,136,320 @kumi_Gckogasa05 Poster
  3. 22,100,520 @ele8901 Soundtrack
  4. 16,098,910 @keke_luck
  5. 13,803,510 @eternal166
  6. 12,352,910 @phox_brush
  7. 11,637,410 @Dirtride2005Men
  8. 10,629,830 @_SOKURO Soundtrack
  9. 6,780,260 @speedqxz
  10. 6,011,050 @WaywardSera
  11. 5,450,760 @Lexichu2
  12. 5,259,270 @Zeqoe Soundtrack
  13. 3,954,250 @macop_uwf
  14. 2,584,790 @TypeQQSucka
  15. 1,137,060 @mkskxxx1

Congratulations to our winners and thank you all for participating!
See you next time.
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“If you're into vertical shooters and you've always wanted to see how Castle of Shikigami got its start, this convenient new release is a welcome ally”

“There's a good split between offensive and defensive bullet formations, and each run with another avatar feels fresh”

About This Game

Castle of Shikigami is the dark, supernatural first installment in Alfa System's highly regarded shoot-’em-up series, newly translated and brought to the PC by Cosmo Machia and Degica Games.


The Summer heat is scorching. Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Force has had enough. One after another, 32 female victims were found brutally murdered. Could this be the work of the occult? Call in the specialists!


Choose one of six characters and utlise their unique abilities to defeat the demons infesting modern-day Tokyo in this vertically scrolling shooting game. Use each character's shot, special Shikigami attack and bomb to conquer each stage and it's boss to ultimately discover who or what is behind “The Castle of Shikigami Incident”.

Game Features:

  • Six playable characters with unique abilities and storylines
  • Five multipart stages of nightmarish demons in a ghost-infested modern-day Japan
  • Tension Bonus System that rewards risk
  • Exploit the time system to boost your score
  • Two-player local cooperative play
  • Newly translated story mode and character bios
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards and Trading Cards


Game experience may alter from user to user depending on their hardware configuration. All user comments and reviews below are unsolicited. Reviews and comments are in no way created or controlled by Degica and reflect the views of the reviewer only.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL support 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Sound Card: OpenAL support
    • Additional Notes: Xinput controller recommended, Windows 7 working, but unsupported
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