東方運命の星 (Touhou Unmei no Hoshi) is a Touhou fangame made with the PICO-8 fantasy console, where you shoot bullets at the enemy whilst avoiding getting shot yourself.

Control scheme:

  • X - Shoot / Accept
  • Z - Bomb / Cancel
  • Arrow keys - Navigate / Move
  • Ctrl + R - Restart

As PICO-8 is a rather limited console, the game contains the following features:

  • 2 playable characters: Reimu Hakurai and Marisa Kirisame.
  • 4 enemies with a total of 16 spellcards.
  • 5 unique music tracks, which can be listened to in the Music Room.
  • A rudimentary score system.
  • A practice system, where each boss can be practiced against.

And the following mechanics:

  • Slow, your character slows down whilst shooting. How much you slow down depends on your selected character (33% speed for Reimu, 50% for Marisa).
  • Bomb, you start with 3 bombs which can be used to clear the screen. For each enemy you defeat, you get one bomb.
  • Lives, when you get hit, you'll lose a life. When you lose all lives, you game over. Lives cannot be replenished, so don't forget to use your bombs! The amount of lives depends on the difficulty chosen.

If you liked this game, please consider donating by buying the game, or buying me a Kofi. It really helps!

Known issues:

  • Audio can sound corrupted in browser mode. This seems to be a browser specific issue, please download the game to fix this issue.


Changelog:

  • [20:55 - 04/03/2020] - Initial release
  • [21:16 - 04/03/2020] - Fixed crash when user inserted score in practice mode
  • [12:18 - 05/03/2020] - Fixed player bombs not resetting correctly in practice mode
  • [10:14 - 08/03/2020] - Unified versions between BBS and Itch, players no longer get booted to the score screen upon death.
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(33 total ratings)
AuthorchronoDave
Made withPICO-8
TagsBullet Hell, danmaku, Shoot 'Em Up, Touhou
Code licenseGNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
LinksPICO-8 Forum, Soundtrack

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Lovely game! I included it in my last video

Good effort but my eyes were distracted from the bullets by the fast, bright background, I don't like auto-focus while shooting, bombs are boring when they're just a bullet clear, and character movement is just slow.

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Excellent! ❤️

It's PICO-8 Touhou, what's not to love! Thanks for making this, I just bought the soundtrack so that I can make one of the songs my ringtone.


I can't start the game?

so far what i've learnt:

green dot on the character sprites are hitboxes.

patchouli sucks

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Wow. You auto focus while shooting? Bombs not able to damage the boss? The screen is also too small. I can't even pass the first boss. Complaints aside, this is very well made. Maybe add some improvements and it'll be ok.

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Touhou fan here! 

I did a playthrough on this game, and while not bad at all, needs some improvement.

1) No visible hitbox or hitbox. This is a big factor in touhou games, and while this game uses a pixel like design, a hitbox or a location of the hitbox should be shown.

2) No change in bullet patterns. Score multiplier changes along with lives, but there is no difference in bullet patterns.

3) No slow button. Speed matters. It can be the difference between surviving and losing a life. If you stop shooting to dodge bullets, the time taken to kill the boss is far, far longer.

4) Unable to focus shots. Unable to increase bullet powers slows game progress down.


There were some things i did like about the game, that being the soundtrack, which was very well done! The art was impressive, especially the danmaku patterns, and is quite good for a fangame. Personally i would suggest adding dialog boxes, or spellcard effects (E.G Marisa's master spark shoots a rainbow) Or more stages! Pre-stage bosses, while not mandatory, are welcome too :)

This game is alot of fun, it is a bit hard but atleast it's not as hard as pogostuck

This game is your average space invaders on steroids. its insanely hard and i couldn't beat it.... but the overall game is fun. Controls are able to be improved tho.

5/10

dont stop trying

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moving is floaty and there’s not a focus button?, i don’t know if not being able to focus is intended but please make movement less floaty and more responsive if possible.

hate this game.

...this... is... harder than the original game XP

I think the character needs to be able to move faster and... y'know... shift to slow/focus like usual?

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It's a fantastic game! I do seem to have trouble getting past Meiling's Wind Chime Spell Card though....

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it does not work for me when I try to start I press continue nothing happens and there is no new game option  

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Awesome

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i liked this a lot! 

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Good Lord, I can't even beat the balcony on practice mode. Great job.

By the way, bombs still don't refill after practice.

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Thank you for notifying me, I will release a patch as soon as possible!

It has been patched!

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Very fun. :D I need to spend some more time with Pico8.

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wqw wow!

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Very nice

Thank you!