The Touhou Project wiki last edited by Rhete on 09/17/14 01:38PM View full history


An example of one of the many bullet patterns found in the series

The Touhou Project is a series of 2D vertically-scrolling danmaku shooting games developed by Team Shanghai Alice, whose only member is a Japanese game maker who goes by the pseudonym of ZUN. They are similar to other shooting games, however, they focus more on working your way through complex bullet patterns containing anywhere from 10 to 100 bullets. These many complex bullet patterns are what make the series popular, as well as the large focus on characters and well-developed storylines it contains.

PC-98 predecessor games

The Touhou series first began on the PC-98 series of computers, the development team at the time being Amusement Makers, with the first five games being native to that platform. Considering the PC-98 series was already on the decline well before the series began, the first five games are not very well known amongst players.

Windows games

After four years of inactivity, the creator of the series, ZUN, left Amusement Makers and went on to found Team Shangai Alice. He began developing the rest of the series for Windows, which substantially improved their playability, graphics and sound when compared to the PC-98 games.

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