Phantasmagoria of Flower View

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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+: 2005/05/04
Trial: 2005/06/12
Full: 2005/08/14

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 Series chronology
Imperishable Night Phantasmagoria of Flower View
(2005)
Shoot the Bullet


Touhou Kaeizuka(Flower Reflecting Mound) ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View (東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View) is the ninth official game in the Touhou Project. It returns to the same two-player split-screen style of danmaku seen in Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream, and is the only Windows-era game to use this style of gameplay. Phantasmagoria of Flower View was released in 2005, at Comiket 68, and was released digitally via Steam in 2022.

Gameplay

Phantasmagoria of Flower View is a split-screen vertical-scrolling danmaku shooting game where two characters must shoot and dodge bullet patterns while unleashing attacks and character-specific spell cards onto the other player. Similar gameplay is present in an earlier entry, Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream. When a player loses all of their hit points, they are defeated.

The game features a Story Mode which pits the player against a nine opponents, with each opponent becoming progressively more skilled. A Versus Mode is also included, consisting of a single match against either an AI or human opponent. The player can also choose to watch two AI opponents face off. Using a netplay patch enables multiplayer through LAN or over the Internet.

Concept

Phantasmagoria of Flower View was designed to be a sequel to Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream in terms of gameplay and, by extension, Twinkle Star Sprites. Twinkle Star Sprites' gameplay where two players simultaneously engage in shmup gameplay while sending attacks to their opponent was the main inspiration for Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream's gameplay.

Story

This game takes place in 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, the player must battle their way through 9 stages to reach Muenzuka and uncover the truth behind the abnormal spring.

Music

Phantasmagoria of Flower View features 19 separate music tracks. A number of character-specific themes are reused from previous games. Youmu Konpaku's theme, "Eastern Ghostly Dream ~ Ancient Temple", Reisen Udongein Inaba's theme, "Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon", and the Prismriver Sisters' theme, "Phantom Band ~ Phantom Ensemble" have new arranges for this game. In addition, Cirno's theme, "Tomboyish Girl in Love" and Mystia Lorelei's theme, "Deaf to All but the Song" have arranges under the titles "Adventure of the Lovestruck Tomboy" and "Deaf to All but the Song ~ Flower Mix" respectively.

"Wind God Girl", a song that was originally released in the Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red artbook, was included in this game in a shorter form; ZUN considered the original cut of the track to be too long for the game.

"Higan Retour ~ Riverside View" and "White Flag of Usa Shrine" were rearranged for the music CD Retrospective 53 minutes. "Higan Retour ~ Riverside View" has another arrange in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.

An extended version of Eiki Shiki's theme, "Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years", was featured on the music CD released with Seasonal Dream Vision, and was also rearranged for the Neo-traditionalism of Japan music CD.

Press

Phantasmagoria of Flower View was originally announced on April 1, 2005. A trial was released at Reitaisai 2 in May 2005, and the web version of the trial was released in June. The full game was released at Comiket 68.

On April 8, 2022, Mediascape announced via Twitter that Phantasmagoria of Flower View was released on Steam on April 25, 2022. The game makes usage of Steam's "Remote Play Together" feature for online multiplayer.

Additional information

Gallery

English patches

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

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Unofficial

Additional Information

  • The game's Japanese name (映塚) contains the first kanji in Eiki Shiki's given name () and the last kanji in Komachi Onozuka's surname (小野), following the trend of mainline games' names referencing their final bosses and other important characters.