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Radiant Hero
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Where can I find Mountain of Faith?

by Radiant Hero Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:10 pm

Ever since I read in an article on this site about how cool Mountain of Faith is for the PC, I wanted to get my fingers on it. I even read about the game's predecessors such as Shoot The Bullet and Imperishable Night , but I cannot find these games anywhere. Anyone have any leads as to where I can find these shooters?
I don't play games, I experience them.
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by fastbilly1 Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:16 pm

They use to sell it on Amazon.co.jp. But nowadays you have to find an doujin website, usually one who goes to Comiket. Granted if you dont want to pay, torrents are your best option. I highly suggest paying, since they are awesome games, but they do come out to being about $35 a pop before shipping.
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by selfdestroyer Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:14 pm

Have you tried the Demos yet? they are very playable and will get you hooked like they did me.. I bought 3 of them in one night just because I liked the demo so much.

Demos
mountain of Faith - http://pireze.org/files/touhou/th10inst.EXE


This is where I bought all mine.
http://www.himeyashop.com/product_info. ... ts_id/8086
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by fastbilly1 Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:25 pm

I didnt know Himeyashop was still around, yeah buy from them. The best price and good people to boot.
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by Ivo Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:05 am

Are they easy to follow if you don't know japanese? From a superplay video I saw of one of these games, there is quite a lot of (skippable) text all in japanese. But I guess you can just opt out on that and just shoot things (and get shot down a lot, from the bloody patterns I've seen on bosses!)
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by selfdestroyer Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:27 pm

What I did was read up on the games and learn the different combos and strategies. I'm not playing for the story, I usually pick the hottest looking chick and just shoot stuff..haha, but seriously, you can get far on SHMUPS with not knowing the language.
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by fastbilly1 Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:49 pm

There are english translations on the TouhouWiki:
http://www.pooshlmer.com/touhouwiki/ind ... ranslation
And people have made patches for some of the other games. I glanced over the storylines but really do not pay them to much attention. I prefer Reimu/the red girl, the shrine maiden as my main character, attack mode A - Homing. To much going on to make sure I am hitting the boss, even though the boss counter helps.

Also if you are hit you have a split second to sacrifice two bombs/spellcards instead of a life - it has saved my life on Perfect Cherry Blossom's Phantasm stage several time.
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by ott0bot Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:03 am

Awesome!!! I've wanted to try these games out for a while now!

Is there another link for the demos that one gives me the error or doom message?

Will these games load only any PC?
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by fastbilly1 Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:05 am

Shoot the core has some, but not Mountain of Faith:
http://shootthecore.moonpod.com/databas ... ghai+Alice

Perfect Cherry Blossom is my favorite out of the bunch. And if this much interest has come about I may have to finish up that article.
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by selfdestroyer Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:18 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:There are english translations on the TouhouWiki:
http://www.pooshlmer.com/touhouwiki/ind ... ranslation
And people have made patches for some of the other games. I glanced over the storylines but really do not pay them to much attention. I prefer Reimu/the red girl, the shrine maiden as my main character, attack mode A - Homing. To much going on to make sure I am hitting the boss, even though the boss counter helps.

Also if you are hit you have a split second to sacrifice two bombs/spellcards instead of a life - it has saved my life on Perfect Cherry Blossom's Phantasm stage several time.


Great tips here.. thanks
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