PC - Windows
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About this game
Developer: CAVE Interactive CO.,LTD.
Content Rating: Rating pending
Mushihimesama (“Bug Princess” in English) is a vertical shooting game set in a beautiful fantasy world. Huge insect-like creatures called Koju roam the forest outside the village of Hoshifuri. When Reco's people fall to a mysterious sickness, the young princess decides to leave the village and meet the God of the Koju, who may provide a cure. Riding her faithful Golden Beetle friend Kiniro, Reco must traverse the wilds, braving the hostile landscape and the aggressive Koju beasts on her journey through the Shinju Forest.
- OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
- Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or higher.
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Geforce 9500GT, Radeon HD 3650 or better
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 1500 MB available space
- Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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In the end, it feels a little difficult to have a fully nuanced opinion of Mushihimesama. The menus and arcane names like "Original," "Arrange," and "v1.5" don't really explain their differences, nor do the "Original," "Maniac," or "Ultra" difficulties. The game's quirks are familiar and comforting for fans coming in from the arcade and Xbox release, but alienating for new players and casual onlookers.
It's a bit redundant to say as nearly every Cave shooter is a "must play" title, but Mushihimesama is required reading for shmup fans. Whether you're going at it solo or with a friend, on the highest difficulty setting or the lowest, Mushihimesama is incredibly easy to spend an afternoon with for years to come.
Mushihimesama is a classic shooter for good reason. It’s beautiful on the surface, but a master class in how to create a challenge that varies in difficulty from completely accessible to utterly insane, leading the player down the path to acquiring the skills necessary to see how the best players manage it even if that level of ability remains out of reach.