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|title        = {{lang|ja|東方花映塚}}
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| type          = official game
 
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| titleN        = {{ruby-ja|東方花映塚|とうほうかえいづか}}
''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''
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| titleEn      = Phantasmagoria of Flower View
|image       = [[Image:th09cover.jpg|250px|Phantasmagoria of Flower View]]
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| image         = [[File:th09cover.jpg|250px|Phantasmagoria of Flower View]]
|developer   = [[Team Shanghai Alice]]
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| developer1   = [[Team Shanghai Alice]]
|publisher   = [[Team Shanghai Alice]]
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| publisher1   = [[Team Shanghai Alice]]
|released     = Trial+: May 4, 2005
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| publisher1Cat = Team Shanghai Alice
 
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| released     = Trial+: May 4, 2005<br />Trial: June 12, 2005<br />Full: August 14, 2005
Trial: June 12, 2005
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| convention    =
 
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| genre1       = Competitive Vertical Danmaku Shooting
Full: August 14, 2005
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| gameplay     = Single-player Story Mode, Human vs. Human Match (Shared screen, LAN, Online), Human vs. Computer AI Match, Computer AI vs. Computer AI Match
|genre       = Competitive Vertical [[danmaku|Danmaku]] [[shooting game|Shooting Game]]
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| platforms     = [[Windows]] [[wikipedia:Windows 98|98]]/[[wikipedia:Windows ME|ME]]/[[wikipedia:Windows 2000|2000]]/[[wikipedia:Windows XP|XP]]
|gameplay     = Single-player Story Mode, Human vs. Human Match (Shared screen, LAN, Online), Human vs. Computer AI Match, Computer AI vs. Computer AI Match
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| requirements = *Pentium 800MHz
|platforms   = Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
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*505MB hard disk
|requirements = Pentium 800MHz, 505MB hard disk, Direct3D, DirectX 8, 32MB VRAM, DirectSound, 128MB RAM
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*Direct3D
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*DirectX 8
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*32MB VRAM
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*DirectSound
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*SC-88Pro (if MIDI is selected)
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*128MB RAM
 
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'''{{lang|ja|東方花映塚}} ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View''' (romanized: ''Touhou Kaeidzuka'', meaning ''Oriental Flower Viewing Mound'') is a [[danmaku]] vertical-scrolling shooter, and is the ninth official game in the [[Touhou]] series.
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{{thtitle|Touhou |Kaeidzuka|ruby=Flower Viewing Mound| ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View|jp=東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View}} is a [[danmaku]] vertical-scrolling shooter, and the ninth official game in the ''[[Touhou Project]]''.
  
It is unlike most of the previous Touhou games released so far in that it's a VS type game, where two equally matched characters fight head to head.  In this regard, the game most resembles the Touhou game [[Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream]] for the [[PC-98]], and [http://www.classicgaming.com/reviews/twinklestar/twinklestar.htm Twinkle Star Sprites] for the Neo Geo/Dreamcast/PS2.
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==Gameplay==
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{{Main|/Gameplay|l1=Gameplay|/Strategy|l2=Strategy|/Netplay|l3=Netplay|/Spell Cards|l4=Spell Cards}}
  
This game takes place in the mystical oriental land of [[Gensokyo]]. Spring has arrived, but something seems to be wrong. Flowers are blooming and the fairies are becoming active as usual, but the sheer number of flowers and fairies are completely unnatural; even non-spring flowers are blooming. Playing as one of 16 characters, you must battle your way through 9 difficult encounters to reach  [[Phantasmagoria of Flower View: Glossary|Muendzuka]] and uncover the truth behind this abnormal spring.
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This game is a split-screen vertical [[danmaku]] [[shooting game]] where two characters engage in the normal Touhou-esque gameplay, while unleashing attacks and character-specific spell cards onto the other player, similar to that of ''[[Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream]]''. When a player gets hit enough times to lose all their hit points, they are defeated.
  
== Gameplay ==
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The game features a Story Mode, which pits the player against a series of nine opponents that get progressively harder, and a versus mode, which is a single match against either an AI opponent or a human opponent(or, two AI opponents). With the [[/Netplay|netplay patch]], multiplayer is also possible through LAN or over the Internet.
  
<!-- Please keep this short. Add any extra information to the PoFV Game play article, unless it is very important. -->
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==Concept==
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''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' was designed to be a game much along the same lines as ''[[Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream]]'', and, by extension ''[[wikipedia:Twinkle Star Sprites|Twinkle Star Sprites]]'', where two players simultaneously engage in normal shmup-fashion gameplay but also must concentrate on attacking the other player.
  
:{{Main|/Gameplay|Gameplay}} (includes a more detailed description of the game and information on scoring)
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==Story==
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{{Main|/Story|l1=Story|/Translation|l2=Translation|/Characters|l3=Characters}}
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This game takes place in the mystical land of [[Gensokyo]]. Spring has arrived, but something is wrong. Flowers are blooming and the fairies are becoming active as usual, but the amount of flowers and fairies is unnatural; even non-spring flowers are blooming. Playing as one of 16 characters, you must battle your way through 9 stages to reach [[/Translation/Glossary|Muenzuka]] and uncover the truth behind the abnormal spring.
  
Phantasmagoria of Flower View is considered to be a competitive vertical [[danmaku]] [[shooting game]], in which two characters engage in moderate-to-heavy danmaku gameplay within individual and separate play areas (aka. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split-screen split-screen]). Upon meeting certain conditions, players are able to unleash a variety of character-specific Spell Attacks upon their opponents in an attempt to whittle down their remaining health points, in a manner not unlike a VS. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puzzle_game puzzle game] such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyo_Puyo ''Puyo Puyo''].
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==Music==
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{{Main|/Music|l1=Music}}
  
In Story Mode, the player will face 9 increasingly intelligent AI opponents, each more capable than the last. Phantasmagoria of Flower View also features a Match Play Mode in which the player may face off against individual AI opponents or compete against other human players, as well as observe AI vs. AI matches. With the netplay patch, multiplayer is also possible through LAN or over the Internet, although it has proven to be unstable, at best.
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''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' features 19 separate music tracks. However, a number of character-specific themes were simply brought over from other games. [[Youmu Konpaku]]'s theme "Eastern Mystic Dream ~ Ancient Temple" ({{lang|ja|東方妖々夢 ~}} Ancient Temple), [[Reisen Udongein Inaba]]'s theme "Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon" ({{lang|ja|狂気の瞳 ~}} Invisible Full Moon), and the [[Prismriver Sisters]]' theme "Ghostly Band ~ Phantom Ensemble" ({{lang|ja|幽霊楽団 ~}} Phantom Ensemble) have all been lightly arranged for this game. In addition, [[Cirno]]'s theme "Tomboyish Girl in Love" ({{lang|ja|おてんば恋娘}}) and [[Mystia Lorelei]]'s theme "Deaf to All but the Song" ({{lang|ja|もう歌しか聞こえない}}) have been rearranged into "Adventure of the Lovestruck Tomboy" ({{lang|ja|おてんば恋娘の冒険}}) and "Deaf to All but the Song ~ Flower Mix" ({{lang|ja|もう歌しか聞こえない ~}} Flower Mix), respectively, in order to fit the theme of the game better.
  
== Story ==
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"Wind God Girl" ({{lang|ja|風神少女}}), a song that was originally released in the ''[[Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red]]'' artbook, was included in this game in a shorter form, as [[ZUN]] considered the original to be too long for a game like this.
  
:{{Main|/Translation|Translation}} (includes the translated script)
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"Higan Retour ~ Riverside View" ({{lang|ja|彼岸帰航 ~}} Riverside View) and "White Flag of Usa Shrine" ({{lang|ja|お宇佐さまの素い幡}}) were both rearranged for one of ZUN's CDs, ''[[Retrospective 53 minutes]]'' while [[Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu|Eiki Shiki]]'s theme "Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years" ({{lang|ja|六十年目の東方裁判 ~}} Fate of Sixty Years) was rearranged for ''[[Neo-traditionalism of Japan]]'' and was also featured in the [[Seasonal Dream Vision (CD)|music CD]] released with ''[[Seasonal Dream Vision]]''. Though, that CD was not released by [[Team Shanghai Alice]] but by [[Tora no Ana]]. "Higan Retour ~ Riverside View" also was arranged for ''[[Scarlet Weather Rhapsody]]''.
  
Spring has come and the flowers are blooming... Only this time far more than normal and even flowers from every season at once. Each heroine (most of them anyways) soon realize something odd is happening when they see the thick covering of flowers all over [[Gensokyo]]. The heroines head out in search of answers due to curiosity, duty, or boredom. Nearly all of the heroines start at the lake near [[Scarlet Devil Mansion]].
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==Press==
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Phantasmagoria of Flower View was originally announced on April 1, 2005. A trial was soon released at Reitaisai 2 that May, and the web version of the trial was released the month after that. The full game was released at Comiket 68, three days after the release of Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red.
  
[[Reimu Hakurei|Reimu]] was alarmed when she noticed the flowers everywhere and quickly went out looking for answers, thinking that not only was it her duty but that if she didn't people might think she was neglectful. [[Marisa Kirisame|Marisa]] on the other hand noticed the oddness of the out of season flowers, but didn't seem to think too deeply into it at first. Instead she sets out to find who's behind it all simply because she wants to and, more importantly, so she can be the first to find out what's happening. [[Sakuya Izayoi|Sakuya]] also began searching for answers, but again more out of curiosity than from any sense of danger. [[Youmu Konpaku|Youmu]] looked for answers while admiring the scenery, but without any clue where to start all she could do was wander as well. What she did notice were the ghosts hanging around the flowers, which most of the other heroines paid no attention to. [[Reisen Udongein Inaba|Reisen]] didn't sense any need to be worried about the flowers, but checked them out anyways. While she was at it she also looked for [[Tewi Inaba|Tewi]] who had left without saying anything. Tewi was so excited about the flowers everywhere that she just forgot to say where she was going. [[Cirno]] at first appeared to be, basically, an idiot, but at closer look she actually realized not only that there was something strange about the flowers early on but also that a similar event happened 60 years ago before anyone else figured that part out (even characters that had been around 60 years ago). Maybe that has something to do with being a fairy, since all the fairies were becoming more active because of the flowers. She just doesn't seem to care about why it's happening, and instead chose to enjoy herself while she can between bumping into the other heroines. The only thing [[Prismriver Sisters|Lyrica]] is interested in is finding a good place for a solo performance and to find new sounds to use. Poor Lyrica just keeps bumping into weird people while looking for a place to play until she gets more and more lost. Like Lyrica, [[Mystia Lorelei|Mystia]] just wants to make music during the whole event, literally singing her way into every encounter. This time even Cirno makes Mystia look a bit "slow" in their encounter. [[Aya Shameimaru|Aya]] knows a big scoop when she sees one. With all the flowers blooming at once she was sure there'd be something newsworthy around, but what was even more interesting were all the ghosts showing up. Everyone was so focused on the flowers that hardly anyone even noticed those ghosts at first. [[Yuuka Kazami|Yuuka]], being a [[Youkai]] that's been around for a long time, knew exactly what was happening when this incident started. Of course being the youkai of flowers helped too, but unfortunately that also put her straight at the top of everyone's suspect list when they found her enjoying the flowers. Meanwhile [[Medicine Melancholy|Medicine]] had no interest in finding out what was happening, but rather used this opportunity to defeat whoever she came across with poisonous flowers.
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An unofficial patch that improved netplay compatibility was released afterwards, and an English patch version, as well as a modified version of the netplay tool Adonis, was released at a later date.
  
It didn't take long before the heroines ran into each other one after another. Each of them demanded answers from the others about what was going on, but few had any real information. Finally we got to [[Komachi Onozuka|Komachi]] who, as it turned out, is the primary cause for the event. Of course it's not like any of the heroines knew it, they just wandered anywhere they saw flowers blooming until they reached the Higanbana field where Komachi was. It seemed that Komachi was such a slacker that everyone in Gensokyo noticed the flowers except her. The flowers were being possessed by ghosts which were waiting to cross over to Higan and it was Komachi's job to get them there, a job she had neglected. 60 years ago (1945, the end of World War II) there had been another flower incident like this because of the sudden large number of ghosts needing to be ferried across to Higan. It can be assumed Komachi was slacking back then too.
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==Additional information==
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*[[/Frame Data|Frame Data]]
  
After a brief battle with her, [[Shikieiki Yamaxanadu|Shikieiki]] (the judge of the dead and Komachi's boss) showed up to give Komachi a scolding for slacking so much. However, before the heroine could leave, Shikieiki saw a perfect opportunity to lecture her on whatever various faults each heroine has, which somehow turned into a danmaku battle to prove the point.
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==English patches==
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{{thcrap|th09|http://www.mediafire.com/download/w4auceua8i66er9/th09_%28thpatch-en%29.zip}}
  
== Additional information ==
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*[https://mega.nz/#F!DdUlBJxC!n-_nJnYlZTzozfq9DspAGQ Alternative English Static Patch] (NOTE: Be sure to check the included readme, as you will need to manually move the provided "Cirno.ttf" font into your fonts folder after installing. Although the file requires the game to be patched to 1.50a, it includes Adonis and will prompt to install it for you if you do not have it already.)
 
 
*[[/Characters|Characters]]
 
*[[/Strategy|Strategy]]
 
*[[/Music|Music]]
 
*[[/Spell Cards|Spell Cards]]
 
*[[/Miscellaneous|Miscellaneous]]
 
*[[/Frame Data|Frame Data]]
 
*[[/Netplay|Netplay]]
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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===Official===
 
*[http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/th09top.html Phantasmagoria of Flower View: Official Site]
 
*[http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/html/th09top.html Phantasmagoria of Flower View: Official Site]
*[http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/data/soft/th09_ver150a.lzh 1.50a Official Netplay Patch (BETA)] Note: After patching, you may encounter crashes upon startup--If this happens, you should keep your game folder somewhere in your C:\Program Files\* directory. If you need to keep it outside of Program Files, rename your game folder exactly to "Phantasmagoria of Flower View" without quotes. If you have to move it back into Program Files, you may need to rename it to something else.
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*[http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/data/soft/th09_ver150a.lzh 1.50a Official Netplay Patch (BETA)]  
*[http://coolier.sytes.net:8080/th_up2/src/th2_6586.zip Adonis Netplay file (Required for online play)]
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*[http://crybaby-sakura.hp.infoseek.co.jp/toho/ Netkaei Releases]
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===Unofficial===
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*<strike>[http://coolier.sytes.net:8080/th_up2/src/th2_6586.zip Adonis Netplay file (Required for online play)]</strike> (Broken Link)
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*<strike>[http://crybaby-sakura.hp.infoseek.co.jp/toho/ Netkaei Releases]</strike> (Broken Link)
 
*[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=158 English scoreboard]
 
*[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=158 English scoreboard]
*[http://www.touhou.net/patch/th09e_v1_1.zip English Patch]  (NOTE: Be sure to check the included readme, as you will need to manually move the provided "Cirno.ttf" font into your fonts folder after installing. Although the file requires the game to be patched to 1.50a, it includes Adonis and will prompt to install it for you if you do not have it already.)
 
  
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Revision as of 00:39, 15 October 2018

東方花映塚 (とうほうかえいづか)
Phantasmagoria of Flower View
Phantasmagoria of Flower View
Developer

Team Shanghai Alice

Publisher

Team Shanghai Alice

Released

Trial+: May 4, 2005
Trial: June 12, 2005
Full: August 14, 2005

Genre

Competitive Vertical Danmaku Shooting Game

Gameplay

Single-player Story Mode, Human vs. Human Match (Shared screen, LAN, Online), Human vs. Computer AI Match, Computer AI vs. Computer AI Match

Platforms

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Requirements
  • Pentium 800MHz
  • 505MB hard disk
  • Direct3D
  • DirectX 8
  • 32MB VRAM
  • DirectSound
  • SC-88Pro (if MIDI is selected)
  • 128MB RAM

Touhou Kaeidzuka (Flower Viewing Mound) ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View (東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View) is a danmaku vertical-scrolling shooter, and the ninth official game in the Touhou Project.

Gameplay[edit]

This game is a split-screen vertical danmaku shooting game where two characters engage in the normal Touhou-esque gameplay, while unleashing attacks and character-specific spell cards onto the other player, similar to that of Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream. When a player gets hit enough times to lose all their hit points, they are defeated.

The game features a Story Mode, which pits the player against a series of nine opponents that get progressively harder, and a versus mode, which is a single match against either an AI opponent or a human opponent(or, two AI opponents). With the netplay patch, multiplayer is also possible through LAN or over the Internet.

Concept[edit]

Phantasmagoria of Flower View was designed to be a game much along the same lines as Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, and, by extension Twinkle Star Sprites, where two players simultaneously engage in normal shmup-fashion gameplay but also must concentrate on attacking the other player.

Story[edit]

This game takes place in the mystical land of Gensokyo. Spring has arrived, but something is wrong. Flowers are blooming and the fairies are becoming active as usual, but the amount of flowers and fairies is unnatural; even non-spring flowers are blooming. Playing as one of 16 characters, you must battle your way through 9 stages to reach Muenzuka and uncover the truth behind the abnormal spring.

Music[edit]

Phantasmagoria of Flower View features 19 separate music tracks. However, a number of character-specific themes were simply brought over from other games. Youmu Konpaku's theme "Eastern Mystic Dream ~ Ancient Temple" (東方妖々夢 ~ Ancient Temple), Reisen Udongein Inaba's theme "Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon" (狂気の瞳 ~ Invisible Full Moon), and the Prismriver Sisters' theme "Ghostly Band ~ Phantom Ensemble" (幽霊楽団 ~ Phantom Ensemble) have all been lightly arranged for this game. In addition, Cirno's theme "Tomboyish Girl in Love" (おてんば恋娘) and Mystia Lorelei's theme "Deaf to All but the Song" (もう歌しか聞こえない) have been rearranged into "Adventure of the Lovestruck Tomboy" (おてんば恋娘の冒険) and "Deaf to All but the Song ~ Flower Mix" (もう歌しか聞こえない ~ Flower Mix), respectively, in order to fit the theme of the game better.

"Wind God Girl" (風神少女), a song that was originally released in the Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red artbook, was included in this game in a shorter form, as ZUN considered the original to be too long for a game like this.

"Higan Retour ~ Riverside View" (彼岸帰航 ~ Riverside View) and "White Flag of Usa Shrine" (お宇佐さまの素い幡) were both rearranged for one of ZUN's CDs, Retrospective 53 minutes while Eiki Shiki's theme "Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years" (六十年目の東方裁判 ~ Fate of Sixty Years) was rearranged for Neo-traditionalism of Japan and was also featured in the music CD released with Seasonal Dream Vision. Though, that CD was not released by Team Shanghai Alice but by Tora no Ana. "Higan Retour ~ Riverside View" also was arranged for Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.

Press[edit]

Phantasmagoria of Flower View was originally announced on April 1, 2005. A trial was soon released at Reitaisai 2 that May, and the web version of the trial was released the month after that. The full game was released at Comiket 68, three days after the release of Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red.

An unofficial patch that improved netplay compatibility was released afterwards, and an English patch version, as well as a modified version of the netplay tool Adonis, was released at a later date.

Additional information[edit]

English patches[edit]

Touhou Community Reliant Automatic Patcher / THCRAP

These patches are a community translation based on Touhou Wiki and the English Touhou Patch Center Portal.
Visit the thpatch game page to find the specific patch contents for Phantasmagoria of Flower View.


  • Alternative English Static Patch (NOTE: Be sure to check the included readme, as you will need to manually move the provided "Cirno.ttf" font into your fonts folder after installing. Although the file requires the game to be patched to 1.50a, it includes Adonis and will prompt to install it for you if you do not have it already.)

External Links[edit]

Official[edit]

Unofficial[edit]