SHINORUBI, the new arcade bullet-hell shoot’em up, is released today on Steam!

Thursday, January 20, 2022 – Busy, France – Last Boss 88 Studio announces the launch of SHINORUBI today, January 20, 2022, on Steam. SHINORUBI is a colorful top-down bullet-hell space shooter in the tradition of Danmaku arcade games. SHINORUBI offers great replayability thanks to its many modes and arrange modes, a great soundtrack, and high-resolution graphics.

Last Boss 88 confirms the additions announced in the next months, which are: 5 new drivers, 3 new Arrangement modes, and 2 new game modes including the Caravan mode.

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You play as a mercenary pilot in the epic raid to free the planet Shinorubi from the despotic BAÄA family.

If you are hit, you are dead! Destroy numerous enemies including powerful bosses as you dodge the mass of bullets aiming at you. Use different shots, bombs, and the fever bar to help you clean the screen from foes, and collect various items to increase your score.

Playable with a keyboard, a joystick, and a customizable arcade controller, Shinorubi offers up to 4K resolution and very responsive controls.

Modes and Arrange Modes

In addition to classic modes and challenges such as the 1CC challenge (credit clear) in the story mode, or the Boss Fights mode, SHINORUBI offers a lot of arrange modes: Same levels but different rules. Have fun and take on new challenges by shooting pink space pigs, alternating your shot types to defeat your enemies, going on an endless loop raid, and much more to enjoy.

Unique Features

  • Danmaku: You get hit, you’re dead. Avoid the mass of bullets and destroy numerous enemies.
  • Boss Fights: Take on Mid bosses and powerful army generals (Bosses) in epic battles.
  • Fever Bar: Clear the screen of enemy fire and receive additional bonuses.
  • Scoring System: Improve your score with point multipliers by surviving enemy barrage, destroying your enemies, collecting stars and medals, and using as few bombs as possible.
  • Replayability: Up to 5 difficulty levels, 2 game modes and 6 Arrange modes (19 available modes at the end of the Early Access)
  • Games Modes: Boss Fights mode and a Classic mode in which you can pass the 1CC challenge (Credit Clear). 2 Extra Game modes will be added during the Early Access including the Caravan Stage Mode.
  • Arrange Modes: Same levels but different gameplay. 6 available Arrange Modes and 3 additional to be added during the Early Access.
    • SHIELD: Use a shield to protect against enemy fire.
    • CANCEL: Destroy marked spaceships to clear all shots on the screen.
    • LASER / SHOT: Alternate between laser and classic shots to destroy your enemies.
    • JOURNEY: Get ready for a long journey with several game loops.
    • PINK PIG: Don’t miss any pig, that’s the rule!
    • SUPER RANK: Choose your level of difficulty in real-time
  • Pilots:  Select a pilot and his spaceship with unique weapons and characteristics among the 3 already available. 5 more will be added during the Early Access.
  • Controls: Use a keyboard, a joystick, or an arcade controller and customize all the action buttons.
  • Display: The display options offer you a resolution of up to 4K. The game is optimized to run between 60 and 120 fps.
  • Story: Overthrow the BAÄA family’s despotic rule over Shinorubi in a legendary raid.

About Last Boss 88

Last Boss88 is a structure created especially to edit SHINORUBI. The 2 founding members Vincent and Romuald know each other since the 90s, when they were demomakers. 3 years ago, after having realized many projects on their own, they decided to work together again and create SHINORUBI… They are both fond of arcade games… and we want to recreate the atmosphere of the 90’s shooters with today’s style.

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