Hello you buttbuddz fans, and welcome to a new buttbuddz review. Yeah that’s right, we are going to look at a SHMUP today, sometimes called a scrolling shooting game, or even STG if you’re either a Japanese person, a weeaboo using Japanese terms to make you seem cool to your fellow STG fans, or you simply prefer your video game genres to sound like a disease.
Today we are going to look at a video game named Trouble Witches Origin Episode 1: Daughters of Amalgam, which is a STG developed by Studio SiestA and published on Steam by Rocket-Engine Co.,LTD.
In Trouble Witches to play as a Magical Girl who must shoot things. There are many modes, like a story mode which I haven’t played and a arcade mode which I have played. An important part of the games mechanics is the fact that you can have your pet mascot thing slow down the bullets in a part of the map, this makes it easier to dodge the bullets since this STG is of the bullet curtain variety. You can also fly into a shop to buy up to 3 cards, which are power ups you can use to destroy a lot of enemies. My favorite is the meteor.
Another important thing to note is that to get money, you have to release the SHOOT button, which makes the money fly right into you. This is actually pretty fun and I like this mechanic, even though it’s a very simple addition.
There are also a lot of playable characters, but I haven’t touched most of them, but I can already tell you that the best character is the blue girl (who lives in the blue world) because you see her pet is a FISH, which means she is the most powerful character since she is supported by fish. Another thing to note is the great graphics. Unlike most STGs, Trouble Witches has a great hand-drawn 2D look which is great marksmanship. The backgrounds are mostly CGI, but they don’t look too bad, in fact they are pretty good in many cases.
Yeah, Trouble Witches is a very fun game and you can in fact buy it on Steam for a low price, and it is very worth it since its a fun, challenging game with a lot of content, most of which I haven’t touched yet but I sure will.
I give it a “Good Game” out of 10.