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The English transcript of Fairy Wars for your reading pleasure.

The Japanese transcript has also been included in order to encourage fellow translators to chip in and make our translations more accurate/helpful.




Other Translations[edit]


1. ゲームの進め方 1. How to Play


「東方三月精 ~ Strange and Bright Nature Deity」第二巻の読み切り「妖精大戦争」を参照)

Cirno the ice fairy had been going along without a care as usual.
Suddenly, it seemed her house had been devastated by someone while she was out.
A mysterious flag stood above its ruins.
On the flag was a picture of a bunch of fairies she was sure she'd seen before...
Driven mad with rage, Cirno set out to find the fairies depicted on the flag.
Yes, this was the beginning of the great fairy war.

(For more info, read
"The Great Fairy Wars" from volume 2 of the Strange and Bright Nature Deity collection books.)
*ルール チルノを操作し、三妖精(サニーミルク、ルナチャイルド、スターサファイヤ)を撃破します。 *Rules You control Cirno, and attack the Three Fairies (Sunny Milk, Luna Child, Star Sapphire).
Cirno has the ability to freeze bullets.
Use this to your advantage to gain the title Strongest Fairy!
2. チルノを操作する 2. Controlling Cirno
* 上下左右                チルノの操作
  • SHOTキー(Zキー)           ショット
溜撃ち                 アイスバリア
  • RAPIDキー(Cキー か Ctrlキー)   ショット連射
  • BOMBキー(Xキー)           パーフェクトフリーズ
  • SLOWキー(Shiftキー)         低速移動
*SHOTキー 押しっぱなしでも低速移動になります
  • PAUSEキー(Escキー)         ポーズ
* Arrows: move Cirno
  • Shot key (Z): shoot
hold - ice barrier
holding SHOT does not auto-fire in this game
  • Rapid key (C or Ctrl): rapid fire
  • Bomb (X): Perfect Freeze
  • Slow (shift): focused movement
    • works even while tapping shot
  • Pause (Esc): pause
3. 画面を見る 3. Looking at the Screen
* Motivation

Cirno's power gauge.
If you hit a bullet, it will decrease by 100%.

If you get hit when it's 99% or less, it's game over.
* Ice Power

The power used in putting up an Ice Barrier.

This is the same as the gauge that's displayed above Cirno.
* Perfect Freeze When this is 100% or greater, you can use Perfect Freeze
* Frozen Area

Calculated from the number of frozen bullets.
Directly connected to shot power.

The more you freeze, the stronger your shot becomes.
* Level indicator

The shot level.

Increases as you freeze more bullets.
4. You can freeze enemy bullets!
"The enemies are just fairies; don't they have too many bullets?"

They do.

  • Since this is from Cirno's perspective, it looks like there are more bullets than usual.
However! This isn't enough to do Cirno in.

Cirno has a secret weapon.

Namely, the "Ice Barrier", which is activated by her normal shots.
The ice attack only affects her immediate vicinity, but somehow it can freeze any bullet it touches.

You can even safely touch frozen bullets.
If the ice shatters, the bullet will be completely destroyed!

They will even freeze nearby bullets when they shatter.
You can continually freeze nearby bullets by aiming for areas where the barrage is thickest, and thus destroy the enemy's barrage.
If you just can't avoid the bullets, you should use your head instead of relying on Cirno's brains and find an effective freezing pattern!
5. Ice Power!
The Ice Barrier won't stay at full power forever. Even idiots can get tired.
Ice Power (the % gauge above your player icon) can't be used unless it's above 30%.
When it's close to 100%, you can use it continuously.
It will run out almost immediately at 30%.
When you use the Ice Barrier, Ice Power will return to 0%.
How to renew Ice Power.
  • it will refill naturally over time (slowly)
  • hitting enemies with your shot (fairly quickly, important during boss fights)
  • defeating stage enemies (instantly)
  • grazing enemy bullets (for high-level players, very important in later stages)
  • storing it (refills more quickly than usual)
6. Watch out for special bullets!
"Won't it be too easy if you just keep freezing bullets all the time?"
Well, now, sure your enemies are dumb, too, but they can plan ahead a little.
Watch out for the following attacks!
* Burning fire bullets These bullets cannot be frozen. They'll fly right through your ice, so take care.
* Lasers

Will go straight through ice and break it! The fragments will come flying out when the ice breaks, and you can run into them like normal bullets.

Make sure not to let any ice near you get broken by lasers!
7. Ice is all about area!
Cirno likes freezing large areas of bullets that have scattered all about more than freezing big clumps of bullets close together.
Once the game screen becomes 100%, the percentage of the screen that's frozen will turn into a bonus.
You'll get a larger frozen area by waiting for the bullets to spread out before freezing them instead of just freezing them as soon as the enemy fires.
The frozen screen area is initialized at stage 1.
Once it reaches certain set thresholds, the shot level increases.
If you find yourself unable to beat the bosses, try actively freezing bullets in a manner that will increase the frozen area!
8. Other tricks!
Conditions for increasing Cirno's motivation
  • freeze enemy bullets
  • damage enemies
(ice damage is more effective than shot damage)

Increasing motivation by 100% is equivalent to getting an extra live.

The maximum is 1000%.
Conditions for increasing Perfect Freeze
  • freeze enemy bullets
It only goes up to 100%, so make sure to use it a bunch!
Perfect Freeze can freeze the entire screen.

It can even freeze flame bullets the Ice Barrier can't.

It really is perfect!
9. I don't get it
This game is really hard, and the controls are really complicated, and the text is really difficult, and I just don't get it.
How should you try to clear it?

If you haven't gotten any hints yet, try watching the demo play.

If you leave the title screen alone, it will start a demo.
You can also read this explanation of the controls from the menu that appears when you pause the game.
The dialogue is hard to follow because they're fairies.
They'll probably have completely forgotten everything they said as soon as the fight is over.

Stage Titles[edit]

There are a total of 15 stage titles in the full version of the game, plus one extra stage:

Route A-1 楽しく妖しい原生林 Enjoyably Suspicious Primeval Forest
Route A1-2 夕方の本拠地にて At the Evening Stronghold
Route A1-3 妖精大決戦 Great Fairy Showdown
Route A2-2 妖精の花道 Fairy Flowerpath
Route A2-3 水の上の星空 Starry Sky Over the Water
Route B-1 理不尽な要求 An Irrational Request
Route B1-2 光の妖精はいずこに Where're the Fairies of Light?
Route B1-3 夜桜の下の月明り Moonlight Under the Night Sakura
Route B2-2 忘れん坊の旅路 Journey of the Forgetful One
Route B2-3 真夜中の森 Midnight Forest
Route C-1 桜舞い散る春の弾幕 Danmaku in a Spring of Fluttering Cherry Petals
Route C1-2 三妖精の本拠地 The Three Fairies' Stronghold
Route C1-3 湖上大戦 War on the Lake
Route C2-2 湖に月が出る Moon Showing Upon the Lake
Route C2-3 妖精達の騒がしい夜 The Fairies' Noisy Night
Extra Stage アフターフェステバル After-Festival

Difficulty Levels[edit]

Like most of the other Windows games, each of the difficulty levels have a short summary.

  • Easy - Super easy. Don't make fun of me!
  • Normal - Normal. This'll be easy!
  • Hard - It's hard, but no problem!
  • Lunatic - Ultra hard! I'll turn 'em all into pure ice!

English Patch[edit]

The English translation patch is available for download at Gensokyo.org. The current version is v1.1 To use it, you need to be running version the latest version 1.00c.