Inspired by classic Japanese shooting games, SHINORUBI is a pure dose of adrenaline and frenetic arcade action with all the best aspects of Japanese bullet hell games, optimized for modern PC in ultra HD, all in a polished, accessible with many levels of difficulties.
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Mixed (16) - 50% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 19, 2024

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“Shinorubi fits the classic phrase “easy to pick up, tough to master” to a tee. For simple, immediate fun it will fit the bill nicely, but those looking to really sink their teeth (and free time) into a new Shmup, then Shinorubi comes highly recommended.”
90% – Xbox Tavern

“There's definitely a sense that a couple of decisions here were the difference between a good game and a great one but we found ourselves enjoying Shinorubi more and more over time.”
70% – Playstation Country

“If you like a challenge, the difficulty found in Shinorubi is real, moving all the way up to “Super Hard”. For many, that should just be left to the gaming ninjas as anyone who can beat this must have some octopus DNA in their system.”
80% – Xbox Hub

Just Updated

Exciting news awaits! After an extensive two-year development journey since our early access phase, we are thrilled to announce the official release of SHINORUBI 1.0!

About This Game

SHINORUBI is a Bullet hell style game up in the tradition of japanese Danmaku games.

SHINORUBI offers a fast-paced arcade action pack with great replayability thanks to the many available difficulty levels, arrange modes, different spaceships, online leaderboards and achievements. This is also one of a rarest vertical shooter entirely designed and optimized for widescreen monitor!

#1 Rule:
Only the very centre of the player's craft is vulnerable to enemy fire. You better avoid the mass of bullets aiming at you and destroy everything between you and your mission.

Complete all 5 levels with 3 starting lives to pass the 1CC (credit clear) challenge. You may add a few credits to help you to finish the game. 5 difficulty levels, including the easy mode with auto-bomb, or enemy shoots being canceled if you manage to destroy the shooter.

Fight only Bosses! Choose from 3 levels of difficulty.

The scoring system is based on several parameters that provide you with point multipliers. Survive the barrage of enemy fire, destroy your enemies and collect stars and medals. All this while using your bombs as little as possible.

A world wide leaderboard for each game modes with Steam Leaderboards, a personal leaderboard with all your scores per mode, and Steam Achievements.

When your FEVER charge bar is full, it automatically triggers to cancel enemy shots on screen and improve your points. The side effects are boosted weaponry and improved bonus stars when you destroy your enemies.

You can play SHINORUBI using a keyboard, a joystick, or an arcade controller, Steam Remote Play, and customize all the action buttons.
Made with an in-house super optimized, multi-threaded engine, this is not your average 2D shoot them up, it is a full grade PC game optimized,
in Ultra HD, with uncapped frame-rate support, super resolution support and 8K textures, That's why an Direct3D API Level 11 video card or Vulkan 1.1 is required.

Same game levels as the classic mode but with different rules.

  • SHIELD: Use a shield to protect against the enemy bullets.
  • CANCEL: Destroy marked spaceships to clear all shots on the screen.
  • LASER / SHOT: Alternate between laser and classic shots only when it is told!
  • JOURNEY: Get ready for a long journey with several game loops.
  • PINK PIG: Collect those pesky pigs before they left the screen while shooting the enemies.
  • SUPER RANK: The better your play, the higher the difficulty will change.

Select a pilot and his spaceship with unique weapons and characteristics among the 3 already available.

For 1000 years, the BAÄA family has reigned as despots on planet SHINORUBI. This planet is the source of the "R-R" substance which offers infinite power and exceptional longevity to its owners. For 150 years, the king of SHINORUBI, R.LOYD III, and his 6 sons have gone to war across space against the TRADDESS and ZOOGT empires, leaving his cruel daughter Nemesis and 5 generals to guard the planet.

A unique alliance of 8 experienced mercenaries will attempt to put an end to the dictatorship of the BAÄA family and its hold on the "R-R" compound by taking advantage of a singularity of the planet SHINORUBI which takes place once every thousand years. The endless night is coming on Kaddin, the capital of SHINORUBI, as spaceships are approaching.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update (2017)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 2nd Gen or AMD Ryzen™ 3
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 or AMD Radeon™ R7 370
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 640 MB available space
    • Sound Card: XAudio 2 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: DirectInput/XInput game controllers. Arcade game controllers are supported. Requires Direct3D Features Level 11
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update (2017)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Ryzen™ 5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: XAudio 2 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: DirectInput/XInput game controllers. Arcade game controllers are supported. Requires Direct3D Features Level 11

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