The Touhou volume? That sure exists alright! I mean, what better way to start it off than with a one hell of a banging, fan- made flash game? Just a little bit off- topic here – I think that the way I am going to handle this volume is by doing at least one official game, alongside four others, made by people of the shadow realm. While I did set the closing entry number for the volume to be at one hundred, that does not mean that there won’t be another Touhou volume somewhere in the future… I hope… After all, there is a whole lot of Touhou gamesoft out there…
“Marippy” is a decent “Mappy” clone, starring characters from Touhou Porject, namely Marisa as the main, playable character and Alice with her doll army as the opposing threat. The plot follows a short tale of Alice stealing Marisa’s personal belongings in order to satisfy her perverted fetishes, like owning a clean pair of bloomers – Truly, the most underrated fetish of all time!
This game is way easier than the original “Mappy” game! For one thing, it’s way shorter, with only eight levels in total. I think the controls are quite alright. I don’t know really how can you make a Mappy clone with bad controls, when the only keys that you use during the course of the game are Left, Right and an Action button. Then again, you never know what the future might have in store for you! One different thing regarding the gameplay, compared to the original, are the doors shooting projectiles, which you open and use to dispatch enemies. In the original, the projectile needs to travel and get into contact with the enemies. In “Marippy”. the doors shoot up an instant laser that clears everything on the floor in line. I don’t know if this makes things easier or not, but it definitely requires a different timing and consideration regarding the enemy positioning than the original.
You can certainly breeze through the game in no time if you focus on just collecting the items, while ignoring the bonuses you get from collecting pairs. Well, I guess it’s fine to go for them in the early levels, given that the pace of the game starts off slow and easy. Earning additional points can net you a few extra lives that can be of quite some help when it comes to later stages, where the difficulty kicks in by quite a notch. I personally gave my body and soul to get almost all bonuses and I still could not surpass 100. 000 points. Is that even possible even if you collect all pairs? I’m pretty sure that it is, but honestly, I am quite satisfied with my current result as it is.
Signed with the quality seal: ” Single Afternoon Killer”.