Shoot 'em up with the 3rd game in the Gundemonium Collection series.
User reviews: Very Positive (89 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 27, 2011

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"More difficult that the other games in the series, Hitogata features vast character variety and unlockables that should keep you pushing forward."

About This Game

Shoot 'em up with the 3rd game in the Gundemonium Collection series. Hitogata Happa is considered one of the hardest doujin style shooters ever! – Unlike the first two games, Hiitogata Happa is a vertical scrolling upward shooter, the action in this game is a visual mish-mash of weaponry that will give your senses a total overload. Threatened by an invading army who is terrorizing the land, Rosa enlisted the magic of a witch, Kreutzer – who has charmed her own army of magic dolls, each with extreme power and crazy weapons. Use these dolls to take revenge on the invaders as you blast through six, intense stages. Choose from twelve playable characters (four unlockable), each with their own special abilities, and unlock secret game features.

Key features:

  • 6 stages of vertical-scrolling bullet insanity
  • Sweet old-school retro anime-style art
  • 8 playable characters, and 4 unlockable characters
  • 2 unlockable special modes
  • 13 Steam achievements
  • Full online leaderboards
  • New arranged soundtrack by Woofle

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 1 GHz Processor (Recommended: 2 GHz)
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM (Recommended: 512 MB RAM)
    • Hard disk space: 500MB
    • Video: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9 or above
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
This is the first and so far only accurate simulation of WW2 kamikaze missions I've ever played and I'm pleased to say that it does it well. I feel my burning Japanese spirit swell up with pride as I dodge the yankee devil danmaku and sacrifice myself so that my comrades might walk over my corpse and onward to victory. This is the spirit of kantorai, something you gaijin would never understand. Long live the Emperor. I give this game 10/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Crazy Japanese bullet hell fun. I wish I was better at this genre so I could truly appreciate the advanced features and the need to ration your kamikaze attacks. Unless you're a bullet-hell/danmaku ninja, you have to save your doll roster for specific bosses and reaching the end of the game. Several unlockable units and bosses for the truly skilled. It's not Bug Princess (Mushihimesama, they made a port of that for iOS, LOLOLOLOL), but it's still hella tough.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
It aint Touhou, but its close.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
One of the best bullet hell game that I ever play. You couldn't bomb the enemies like the other game instead you must do suicidal move when the power full.

The soundtrack was awesome as well ...
Has many variety dolls ... which has awesome powers ..... I love 2 dools in here .. they just reminded me of Raiden ships
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
An oddity among bullet hells in which the player can gather a huge armada of higly specialized, highly disposable kamikaze ships. Hitogata Happa's mechanics inspire in me a wild ambivalence. It is absurd, demanding, and masochistic in ways that no other shooter would dare. This game brings so many gimmicks to the table along with such a relentless difficulty that at first pass it seems like some kind of sick joke, but I can't help but feel a certain fondness for its vaulting imagination. In between the whimsical dolls named after tea leaves and the massive German flying machines there's a mechanically tight game with plenty of heart that just begs to be replayed again and again. After all, success really comes down to bringing the proper tool for the job, and knowing how to use it.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This is one of the best bullet hells here avaliable on Steam (of course it's not touhou but it does its work pretty well), and it's totally worth it (more if you can get it on sale). The third part of the Gundemonium Recollection, and a vertical scroll (instead of horizontal like its predecessors), with very charming characthers and of course a japanese touch. The other two games of the Gundemonium Recollection are great too, so if you want to get it, don't doubt it.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Another one of my favorite shmups on Steam. This game has a ton of polish, a few different game modes, very nice pixel art with lots of explosions happening all the time and 13 characters! This game is a bit different than your typical shmup. Your "bombs" in this game will explode by sacrificing your character against an enemy. Weird concept, but it works great! You can also buy multiple lives and new characters after each stage to make up for sacrficing yourself. Its still very difficult and most people wont make it past the Beginner difficulty. One of the best shmups on Steam and highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Touhou for kids. Get it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
The closest thing you can find to proper bullet hell on Steam.

Hard, no surprise, but it gets harder. Instead of playing as a single character with 4-some lifes, but instead, you play as a dozen dolls with a maz of a dozen lifes each, only if you have to gems.
Unlike Touhou, bombing is both the real challenge and the main gimmick of this game. To bomb, you need to survive until your FLOW bar maxes out, and then, RUN FACE FIRST INTO THE CLOSEST ENEMY YOU FIND, WHAHAHA!!! Seriously, when you run into an enemy, your doll explodes, doing massive damage and basically killing everything inside it's lengthy radius. It's the only way you can beat many of the bosses without Timing Out, Timing Out = Hard to dodge bullets and No respawning, you die there, game over.

Hold for the nigh-unfair difficulty, and dumbass doujin game devs not knowing what the hell the options are, or what a mouse is, it's the closest thing to bullet hell you can get, and is it hell.
Dark Souls can suck it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
If you want to enjoy this game, you NEED to read the manual. Playing this blind is odious and how you need to play it is not as obvious as most other shmups.
The thing about having to crash against the bosses to kill them is interesting, but just as you would think, is very annoying to pull off since if you get hit by a bullet it negates the explosion and that's what's most likely to happen as you near the boss you're trying to attack.
The thing about the game entering sudden death mode when the timer runs out on the bosses, sure, it enforces the suicide bomb playstyle expected from the game, but will be an immediate turn down for anyone who, like me, came expecting a traditional shmup and didn't look for the manual. So, hopefully, you'll read the ♥♥♥♥ing game up. It still makes boss fights really annoying if you take too long to beat them, which is more likely than not since you'll spend most of your time running into bullets while trying to suicide into the boss. Hopefully this problem is solved once you give yourself enough practice and time to learn the game, I did not give myself that many.
One thing I remember from this game is that there were a couple patterns on ♥♥♥♥ing easy that did not ♥♥♥♥ing belong on easy.
One thing that bothered me a lot is that once you die, you get a short time to select a new character to send out, which you can select with the arrow keys. DON'T. Just ♥♥♥♥ing DON'T. If I want to select a new character before spawning, at least let it be only with the actual character selection keys. It's REALLY annoying when I set some character to be the next one to go out, and then when the current one dies, a completely different one is sent out because I didn't let go of the arrow keys or I pressed it too early.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2013
THIS GAME IS ♥♥♥♥ING CRAZY AS LUNATIC TOUHOU!
I'm not very good with these kind of games, but I made my way to play Touhou series at least on Hard....BUT this game.......can't even pass through the first level on easy difficulty -.- (probably I just suck, but...very very hard..)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2012
One of the hardest game I`ve ever played. And I have no idea, how to complete the second level. So make your choice, buy it or not.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2012
"GODJIRRA?!?!" - Intro to the boss on level 3.

Blindingly hard game made all the harder by lack of tutorial coupled with new mechanics. First: If you run out of time on a boss he goes bat♥♥♥♥ insane and will start wrecking your ♥♥♥♥, yo. If he destroys your current doll in this mode (a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ certainty) you game over. Second, crashing your doll in to something on purpose once your flow meter is charged will cause a powerful kamikaze attack, and is sometimes the only way to stop running out of time. Third: Half the dolls you can buy in the game are ♥♥♥♥; stick to Leaf, Earl, Assam and Clover. Armed with this information you can now make a stab at Euridice mode. You are welcome.

Also the story makes about as much sense as Donnie Darko dubbed in Korean.

Still keen? Well prepare your ♥♥♥♥ sailor, and go try to ♥♥♥♥ up some neo-nazis with cute little dolls.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
This game is fun. can be difficult, but it's a bullet hell for a reason. You have several different dolls (characters) to choose from and after you purchase them (in-game, not real money) you can cycle between the ones you have (that are still alive, at least.) It's fun, albeit occassionally difficult.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2011
desu~
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2012
YOU SHALL SEND YOUR DOLLS OUT ON A SUICIDE MISSION INVOLVING MANY JAPANESE RIDDLED BULLETS THAT TAKE UP MOST OF THE SCREEN

If there wasn't a timer every time I reached a boss and if they just quit their ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ engrish I'd actually like this game more.
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16 of 31 people (52%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
LUNATIC EXTRA PHANTASM.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2012
fun to play but level 1 a pain in ♥♥♥ for new players
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2013
art: 10
controls: 10
music: 10
replay: very high

pros: its a bullet hell game and within the series of Gundemonium(takes before the events of the first game), which are side scrollers, this one is vertical. the music is the best of the three games of the series. the art is awesome. even the bosses look badass. you unlock new dolls(characters) adter you beat the game a few time.

cons: like they said, this one is one the hardest of the series.
the game doesn't tell you how to use bombs, which makes the first boss very hard to kill. in order to use bomb, you need the flow bar full and just crash/ram into the "targets" during the boss fight. remember, bombs use one doll.

inshort, if you love the Gundemonium series or hell bullet games, pick this up.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2012
Hitogata Happa is a Japanese bullet hell shoot’em up that will not only test your patience but your skill and reaction time as well. I have played lots of bullet hell games on steam, but none can hold a candle to how hardcore Hitogata Happa is. The bullet patterns are absolutely insane and the fantastic musical score will get you pumped as you wade through endless walls of impassable bullets. Unlike other games, Hitogata Happa offers you a ♥♥♥♥ ton of ship variety. Each ship has its pros and cons which require practice for an understanding of how they work. Boss fights are epic and they all have extra mechanics that make them extra fun to fight. Sadly, no matter how much I love this game, it’s not for everyone. It is very hard; the first boss fight will rage quit most people. However, if you are a fan of Japanese bullet hell, this is the best you are going to get until TouHou makes it to steam.
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