|Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism.
|Mediascape Co., Ltd.
|Jun 5, 2020
|PC > Action, Indie
If you’re a fan of the Touhou Project series, then you’re probably familiar with the vast world and characters that it has to offer. However, one game in particular stands out for its unique setting and challenging gameplay – Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism. Released in 2008 as the 11th installment of the series, this game takes players on a journey into the deep underground world of Gensokyo.
In this game, a strange incident has occurred – the surface and underground worlds have been sealed off from each other, causing a great disturbance in Gensokyo. The player takes on the role of either Reimu Hakurei (a shrine maiden) or Marisa Kirisame (a magician), who must venture into the depths to investigate and restore balance to the world.
Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism is a side-scrolling vertical shooter game, where the player controls one of the two available characters, dodging bullets and facing off against various enemies and bosses. Unlike previous Touhou games where the player could switch between two characters, in this game the player must choose one character to play as from the beginning. Each character has their own unique set of abilities and shot types to use in battle.
“Subterranean Animism adds an interesting twist to the usual Touhou gameplay with its focus on the underground world and its inhabitants.”
What makes this game stand out from the rest is its Underground Spirit World mechanic. As the player progresses through the game, they will come across orbs called “Orbs of Five Elements” which can be used to call upon the power of the spirits residing in the underworld. This allows the player to use spell cards, which are powerful attacks that can turn the tide of battle.
In addition, the player also has the ability to graze bullets, which means getting close to bullets without getting hit. This will fill up the player’s Trance Gauge, which can be used as a last resort to unleash a powerful attack that can clear the screen of bullets and deal significant damage to enemies.
Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism boasts a wide range of playable and non-playable characters, all with unique abilities and personalities. The villain of this game is Utsuho Reiuji, a crow tengu who has been manipulated by a powerful being and is the source of the underground disturbance. The player will face off against her in a thrilling final battle.
Other notable characters include Satori Komeiji, the mastermind behind the incident and her younger sister Koishi Komeiji, who has a mysterious relationship with the protagonist.
The Music and Art
As with all Touhou games, the music and art are top-notch. The background music perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of each stage, ranging from intense and upbeat to eerie and suspenseful. The character designs and bullet patterns are also visually appealing and add to the overall immersive experience.
Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism is a must-play for any fan of the series, with its unique setting, challenging gameplay, and captivating characters. It adds a new layer of depth to the Touhou universe and will keep players hooked until the very end. So grab your controller, prepare your reflexes, and get on a journey into the depths with Reimu or Marisa.
- OS: Windows 7/8/10
- Processor: Core 2 Duo or faster
- Memory: 1024 MB RAM
- Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 compatible
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 400 MB available space
- Sound Card: DirectSound compatible
- Memory: 2048 MB RAM
- Additional Notes: Controller recommended
How to Download
- Click on the "Download" button given above.
- The download process for the game will start automatically.
- Once the download is complete, navigate to the downloaded file in your computer.
- Double-click on the file to open it.
- Follow the instructions provided by the installation wizard to install the game.
- Choose the location where you want to install the game on your computer.
- Wait for the installation process to complete.
- Once the installation is complete, click on the "Finish" button.
- The game will now be installed on your computer.
- You can access the game through the shortcut on your desktop or by searching for it in the start menu.