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Microsoft Windows (Windows for short) is an operating system produced by Microsoft, available in several versions for personal computers, servers and tablets. It is the most widely-used desktop operating system in the world. "Windows" is also widely used as a term to describe the Touhou Project in general when excluding the PC-98 games.

There have been many versions of Windows, such as Windows 98 (not to be confused with the PC-98) and Windows XP. Windows 11 is the latest edition.

Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Touhou 6) was the first Touhou Project game developed for this platform, able to play on Windows 98/SE, ME, 2000 and XP. Shuusou Gyoku was technically the first game for this platform, but it's part of the Seihou Project and wasn't directly developed by ZUN. All the games from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil on were made entirely for this platform. They are distinguished from "the PC-98 games" (Touhou 1 to 5) by being published by Team Shanghai Alice, it having been branched off from Amusement Makers.

Games for this Platform

Official Touhou Games

Doujin Games

Overview on the Touhouverse


"Windows" or "the Windows games" as a term refers to anything from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil onwards in the Touhou Project by the Western community; this includes all games, music CDs and comics. This can also be called "recent Touhou works", "Today's games" or simply "The Touhou Project". The terminology is supposed to distinguish them from the PC-98 era that holds the first five games of the Touhou series. It's also used to reflect the modern music, graphics, complex stories and characters that occur in all the material, which is by many fans considered new or modern.


Unlike the PC-98 era of the Touhou Project, many details are available regarding the setting of the Windows games. The project is set in Gensokyo and has many characters, ranging from humans to youkai.

The Windows games are often split into three generations, with Mountain of Faith being the start of the second generation and Double Dealing Character being the start of the third. This is because Mountain of Faith introduced a new game engine that has been used in every Touhou Project shooting game since. Additionally, the plots of the Touhou Project games starting with Mountain of Faith have become more connected to each other, up until Hopeless Masquerade. A unique plot was introduced in Double Dealing Character, making it the third generation for Windows.

Unlike incidents that have happened in the PC-98 games, the incidents that occur are more serious and somewhat complex, often involving a major change in the climate or some suspicious occurrence in Gensokyo. It's up to Reimu or whoever volunteers to go out and solve the issue.

Additional Information


  • Windows characters are seen as separate from the PC-98 characters by many fans, excluding the few that returned.
  • An unofficial tool exists to convert the .wav music of all games with ZUN's involvement to .ogg and patch the games to read from those files in order to save disk space.