Brilliant pagoda or haze castle

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連縁 天影戦記 (れんえん てんえいせんき)
Brilliant pagoda or haze castle
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Developer

Trick Nostalgie

Publisher

Trick Nostalgie

Released

Trial: June 4, 2015
Full: December 1, 2016

Genre

Vertical Danmaku Shooting Game

Gameplay

Single-Player Story Mode

Platforms

Windows XP/Vista/7

Official Site

http://mugenri.blog.shinobi.jp/ゲーム制作/2015年、オリゲー新作「連縁%20天影戦記」

Len'en Ten'eisenki (Heaven and Shadow War Record) ~ Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle (連縁 天影戦記 ~ Brilliant pagoda or haze castle) is the fourth game in the Len'en Project made by JynX. As a Len'en game, it features completely new characters and locations separate from the Touhou Project. It was announced on January 31, 2015.

On June 4, 2015, a trial version was released, consisting of 3 stages. After over a year in development, the full version of the game was released on December 1, 2016 as a free download.

Concept[edit]

JynX stated that they planned to prepare various difficulty levels for this game because they intended it to appeal towards a more casual audience.[1]

Name[edit]

This game changed the first kanji len ( lit. "chain") in the Japanese title Len'en Project (鏈縁Project) to a more simpler-looking , which also reads as len having the meaning "connect". This was because it makes writing a lot easier and "it seems lighter".[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The most distinctive part of this game is the cell system. Within each cell, a random formation of enemies will be chosen, with random boosts added. Over the course of each cell the player can choose a left, middle or right route using their movement, which leads to different cells. In addition, the boss of the stage and the next stage will be chosen depending on how far left or right the player ends up.

Story[edit]

Music[edit]

The game features original tracks composed by JynX. There are up to 54 tracks total in the game, 20 of which were available in the trial version. As there are characters as bosses who re-appear from JynX's previous games, there are some that were re-arranged from the characters' original themes. Similar to the Touhou Project games, the music room doesn't show the names of all the themes from the first time playing and thus requires to select one theme twice if the player wants to listen to the track if they haven't listened to it during gameplay.

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