Perfect Cherry Blossom (Japanese: "Touhou Youyoumu") is the seventh game in the Touhou series of manic shoot 'em ups, and is probably the best known. Like its predecessor, the game has two firing modes and gives the player a limited supply of Spell Card "bombs." However, PCB introduces "Cherry Points," which are earned by shooting enemies and lost by using bombs or dying. The more Cherry Points you have, the more points you gain from point items, and at a certain level you receive a shield. PCB also displays your hitbox when you are in focused-fire mode, another innovation on the previous game.
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Team Shanghai Alice
Shoot 'Em Up
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The cherry point system is unique to it, but I found it more distracting than likeable because it requires that you constantly move to get ‘pick-ups’ which is something of an unnecessary distraction to the other things you need to do, and for me those pick-ups make it feel less like a touhou game and more like a typical Japanese console shmup.
I don’t mean to sound negative though; the bosses and music as usual are wonderful and the gameplay is as challenging as ever. It’s definitely worth playing just for those alone.