MegaMari is a side-scrolling platformer game heavily inspired by the classic Mega Man series. The game is developed by Twilight Frontier, which is also known as Tasogare Frontier, and was released in May 22, 2006. The game features Marisa and Alice, where they have to battle against a number of other characters from the Touhou cast. An unofficial fan-made english patch was released in May 11, 2009.
It is known that Marisa Kirisame is a relentless thief, stealing items wherever she desires. Patchouli Knowledge, the librarian of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, is a common victim of her thievery. Patchouli could not take it enemy. She rebuilt her library to counter Marisa, as well as recruiting others to help her. Marisa, however, will stop at nothing to get all of the books that she deeply desires to obtain from Patchouli's library. And thus, the war begins.
The game takes elements from the Mega Man and the Touhou series, meaning that bullet hell dodging mechanics will be present with platforming. Upon starting the game, the player is given the choice of which stage they desire to challenge, each with its own end boss. Defeating a boss will make a boss drop an orb. Whoever picks it up will grant them their power, and the power obtained varies for its new owner. There are eight stages the player must complete before they can storm into Patchouli's library. There are six stages the player must traverse through within Patchouli's library, with them having a harder difficulty than the initial eight stages to challenge all of the skills the player has learned. In the third stage of Patchouli's library, only Marisa is playable, as the stage is a reference to another Twilight Frontier game, Super Marisa Land. Similarly, only Alice is playable on the fourth stage. The player must defeat all of the eight bosses from the start on the fifth stage before proceeding to defeat Patchouli.
The game heavily depends on two buttons. Pressing Z makes the player jump, while pressing X makes the player shoot. Since the game mimics the playstyle of the first two Mega Man games, press Z while down down on the directional pad will not let the player perform a slide. Pressing C will pause the game and bring up the weapons menu, allowing the player to use powers obtain from bosses and switch between characters.
MegaMari has a large variety of characters from the Touhou universe.
Marisa Kirisame is a young, ordinary witch with a bad habit of stealing from others. She desires to steal books from Patchouli and will go lengths to accomplish her mission. Marisa can shoot up to three projectiles at a time with her default weapon.
Alice Margatroid is Marisa's puppeteer friend that was asked to tag along with. Alice is no thief but is willing to support her friend. She is able to shoot a long laser as her default weapon, but has less damage output than Marisa's default weapon.
Reimu Hakurei is the shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine. She can shoot multiple seals at once. She can also shoot needles forward and summon Yin Yang balls that bounce throughout the arena. She is weak to Yuyuko's weapon.
Sakuya Izayoi is the maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She utilizes knives as her main projectile and has the ability to stop time, allowing her to add more knives to her bullet barrage or change the direction of her knives. She is weak to Remilia's weapon.
Cirno is the stupid ice fairy that resides by Misty Lake. Her projectiles consists of ice spikes. Ice spikes can also fall off the ceiling during her fight. Her strongest attack in this game consists of her charging a giant ice ball, then shooting it towards the player. She is weak to Reisen's weapon.
Youmu Konpaku is a skilled sword user who works as a gardener for Yuyuko. She is half-ghost, half-human. Being skilled with the sword, she can shoot projectiles from her sword slices. She can also slash her sword to form a crescent projectile. When her health is low, she makes her ghost half shoot a projectiles until she is defeated. She is weak to Sakuya's weapon.
Yuyuko is a ghost that lives in Hakugyokurou. She can summon will-o-wisps around her to reflect projectiles. She uses cherry blossoms as her projectiles. Once she is low on health, she floats in the air while constantly shooting lasers at the player. Her weakness is Eirin's weapon.
Eirin is the Lunarian inventor of the Hourai Elixir, a potion that can grant eternal life. She uses her archery skills to shoot arrows as projectiles towards the players. She can also shoot green energy balls that floats slowly in the air. At low health, she causes meteors to slowly fall from the sky. Her weakness is Cirno's weapon.
Reisen Udongein Inaba
Reisen is the Lunarian rabbit that resides within a mansion in the Bamboo Forest. Reisen has the ability to shoot bullets from her fingers and the ability to cause insanity. She can also shoot missiles, where the explosion lasts for a second. These lingering explosions can hurt the player. She can use her power of insanity to cause illusions that shoots bullets. Her weakness is Youmu's weapon.
Remilia is the mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. As a vampire, she has the ability to disperse herself into bats. She can also dash through the air quickly and tackle the player. She depends strongly on difficult danmaku patterns. Her weakness is Reimu's weapon.
Yukari is one of the oldest individuals in Gensokyo, living for over a thousand years. She is fought as the first boss of Patchouli's castle. During her fight, the players must take advantage of the blocks floating around in the air. Yukari cannot be damaged until she is charging her projectile. Yukari lets her pet, Ran, and her pet's pet, Chen, do the dirty work of shooting danmaku while she is invincible. Yukari's weakness is Remilia's weapon.
Suika is a drunk oni that can upsize herself and disperse into smaller versions of herself. She is the second boss of Patchouli's castle. Her fight plays similarly to the Yellow Devil of the Mega Man series. She can only be damaged after all of her smaller versions have come to combine themselves as one. She is also powerful enough to throw giant boulders. Her weakness is Yuyuko's weapon.
Copy Marisa is a copy of Marisa and is the third boss of Patchouli's castle. She fights very similarly to how Marisa plays, shooting bullets only forward. When her health is down to a half, she eats a mushroom that transforms her into Super Marisa, making her gigantic and strong enough to cause blocks to fall from the ceiling when she punches the ground. She can also ram the player and shoot a Master Spark from her mouth. Her weakness is Remilia's weapon in her first form, while her second form is weak to Reisen's weapon.
Shikieiki is a judge and the fourth boss of Patchouli's castle. During her fight, the jury can attack the player. Shiki can cause giant things to fall from the sky while she shoots projectiles. Her friend, Komachi, also comes in from time to time to ram the player with her boat. Shikieiki's weakness is Youmu's weapon
Patchouli is the final boss of the game and has five forms. These five forms consists of herself, her machine, a variation of her machine, her UFO, and a giant robot version of herself. Each form has its own weakness.
|Regular Enemy Characters|
Meiling is the sleepy gate guardian of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She is skilled in martial arts and will attack the player with her flying kicks.
Aya is the Tengu news reporter of Gensokyo. She attacks with gusts of wind using her leaf-shaped fan.
The Prismriver Sisters
The Prismrivers consists of three girls who can play instruments without using their hands. With these instruments, they can shoot projectiles. Lyrica shoots projectiles into the sky that falls down. Merlin shoots fast projectiles that form an S pattern. Lunasa shoots a series of projectiles towards the player, where two more series are shot in an angle above and below the original set.
Lily is a fairy who is always excited about Spring. She throws cherry blossoms into the air that falls down slowly.
Koakuma is the library assistant of Patchouli.
Rumia is a monster who can manipulate darkness and is always eager to devour humans. Approaching Rumia will cause the stage to fade to darkness, obstructing the player's sight for platforms.
Tewi Inaba is an earth rabbit who loves pranks. She fights along with other rabbits that look similar to her, with each colored rabbit having their own set of movements, attacks, and equipment.
After defeating each boss, Marisa or Alice can get a new weapon.
Yin-Yang Strike is a weapon obtained from Reimu. Marisa casts a big Yin-Yang ball that bounces and obliterates any enemies that touches it.
Red Magic is a weapon obtained from Remilia. Marisa shoots a powerful projectile in a straight line that pierces through enemies.
Ghost Cutter is a weapon obtained from Youmu. Marisa shoots a crescent-shaped projectile that disappears shortly after it has been casted.
Psycho Missile is a weapon obtained from Reisen. Marisa shoots a missile that explodes upon contact. Enemies can also be damaged from the lingering explosion.
Ice Vulcan is a weapon obtained from Cirno. Marisa quickly shoots a barrage of ice spikes like a machine gun. Though many is shot at once, it has low damage output.
Thousand Knives is a weapon obtained from Sakuya. Marisa stops time and a thousand knives surround the area. Marisa can move around while time is stopped. When time resumes, the knives fly across the screen for a fullscreen attack.
Butterfly Stream is a weapon obtained from Yuyuko. Marisa summons ghostly butterflies that flies upwards at an angle, damaging anyone that touches them.
Black Lotus is a weapon obtained from Eirin. Marisa casts two balls that initially goes up and down. Once they come in contact with the ceiling or the floor, they roll along, hugging the ground, ceiling, or wall.
Magic Broom is a weapon obtained after collecting four weapons for Marisa. Marisa summons her favorite broom, where she can ride it to glide through the air.
Bloody Curse is a weapon obtained from Remilia. Alice throws a spinning projectile that will boomerang back to her after a second. This can be thrown in multiple directions
Rolling Slashes is a weapon obtained from Youmu. Alice casts a red aura around her, damaging any opponents that come near her. This can only be performed while in the air.
Mental Sacrifice is a weapon obtained from Reisen. Alice throws four energy balls into the air that explodes upon hitting the ground or an enemy.
Homing Amulet is a weapon obtained from Reimu. Alice throws an amulet that homes into enemies. Though quick, it has low damage output.
White Rose Cluster
White Rose Clutter is a weapon obtained from Cirno. Alice charges up an ice ball that becomes larger the longer it gets charged. Any enemy that comes into contact with the ice ball gets damaged. Released the shoot button makes allows throw the ice ball forward.
Quicksilver is a weapon obtained from Sakuya. Alice throws two sets of two knives at an angle.
Reincarnation Ghost is a weapon obtained from Yuyuko. Alice summons a number of will-o-wisps around her to act as a shield. Any enemy that comes into contact with them gets damaged.
Force Crisis is a weapon obtained from Eirin. Alice summons a meteor that quickly falls behind her.
Shanghai Doll is a weapon obtained collecting four weapons with Alice. Alice summons her trusty doll, Shanghai, which shoots bullets at any enemy..