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Mushihimesama

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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.
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About Mushihimesama

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.

 

Game Details

Release Date:
November 12, 2015
Developer:
CAVE Interactive CO.LTD.
Publisher:
Komodo
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Genres:
Bullet Hell
Shoot 'Em Up

Action

Shooter
Themes:
Anime
Difficult

Great Soundtrack

Female Protagonist

Classic
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Features:
SharedSplit Screen
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Remote Play on TV

Remote Play Together

Product 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

Critic Reviews

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"Mushihimesama is required reading for shmup fans. Whether you're going at it solo or with a friend, on the highest difficulty setting or the lowest, Mushihimesama is incredibly...
90 / 100
"Mushihimesama is a phenomenal arcade game and an indispensable addition to any shooter fan’s library."
100 / 100
"Full perfection in the purest genre of videogames, Mushihimesama is a masterpiece that will stand the test of time."
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Don't Ragequit! 60%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Tried It
1.96%
Played It
25.49%
Halfway
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Beat It
60.78%
Conquered It
3.92%
Completionist! 3.92%  of players have Conquered It

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~12 Hours
33.33%
~20 Hours
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~40 Hours
7.41%
~60 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Mushihimesama User Reviews

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Fast and furious shmup action.

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Another good cave shmup, definitely harder than Deasthsmiles. Great bullet hell action This places you in the insect kingdom, you have to fight waves of bugs and stand your ground collecting power ups and giving your opponents hell. Fast and furious shmup action.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 93% of GameFAQs users said Mushihimesama is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, Mushihimesama is suitable for players aged 6 and above.
Yes, Mushihimesama is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
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
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 12 hours.
Yes, Mushihimesama has broad critical consensus. 83% of critics on Metacritic recommend Mushihimesama. The Metascore is 86 out of 100.
Mushihimesama was released on November 12, 2015
Mushihimesama is published by Komodo
Mushihimesama was developed by CAVE Interactive CO.LTD.
Fanatical users tagged Mushihimesama as Bullet Hell, Shoot 'Em Up, Action, and Shooter
Fanatical users tagged Mushihimesama as Anime, Difficult, Great Soundtrack, and Female Protagonist
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Mushihimesama as Bullet Hell
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Mushihimesama as Shoot 'Em Up
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Mushihimesama as Action

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