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13th Mar '13 1:11:29 PM Diask
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[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ALLTYNEXsmall_9166.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:220:Giant [[CyberCyclops cyclopean]] computers are never a good sign.]] A [[{{Shmup}} shoot-em-up]] made by Siter Skain in 1999 and part of ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' trilogy, ''Kamui'' has been described as a more intense RayStorm clone. The gameplay is slightly different from the "standard" shmup: the ship (the eponymous Kamui fighter) is not a OneHitPointWonder, and it has two special weapons beyond its main spreadshot: a powerful WaveMotionGun that can cancel bullets and a "lightning storm" weapon that targets enemies below the fighter where its main guns cannot reach. Both run off the same energy gauge, which must recharge after each use. It is short, but very fast-paced and relentless in difficulty. Although one of the earlier games released by Siter Skain, its story actually takes place after several of their other titles: both ''AlltynexSecond'' and ''RefleX'' are prequels to it. During the TimeSkip in ''[=RefleX=]'', a scientist named Xaffiquel de Panafill drafts a theory regarding "Brain Fusion" technology, which would allow a human's mind to be permanently uploaded into a computer. The theory is deemed inhumane, but the military sees the potential to create superweapons using it. In desperation due to the ZODIAC's battling it out over Earth, eight "Kamui" fighters are created using this technology. Among the humans uploaded into those fighters was Xaffiquel's own daughter, Alice de Panafill. After the destruction of the ZODIAC's, as humanity begins to rebuild, the government plans on using this technology further to increase its power. Enraged at his theory being used in a such a manner, not to mention the loss of his daughter, Xaffiquel decides that humanity has grown too corrupt and must be punished. Uploading his mind into the orbital fortress Adjudicator, he rebuilds the supercomputer ALLTYNEX to aid him in taking over the military's hardware and beginning mankind's destruction. ALLTYNEX [[AIIsACrapshoot has ideas of its own]] and locks down Adjudicator, rendering Xaffiquel powerless. Now Alice, who managed to escape ALLTYNEX's control, must destroy both ALLTYNEX and the Adjudicator to prevent mankind's destruction. (Note: the above storyline is based on partial translations and some conjecture. If anyone knows more details, please add to it/correct it.) An English translation patch is available [[http://doujinstyle.com/archive/index.php?/topic/70933-kamui-english-version/ here]] (requires v1.10), making it the first game in the series to be fully translated. ---- !!This game features examples of: * AIIsACrapshoot: ALLTYNEX ** Alice as well, though in the other direction: she's fighting for humanity rather than against it. * AndIMustScream: The probable fate of those who were uploaded into the other Kamui fighters, after ALLTYNEX took control of them. * BrainUploading: Xaffiquel's big project. The Kamui fighters actually require it to work. * BulletHell * CrosshairAware: Do not stay in crosshairs. It ends badly. * DespairEventHorizon: What lead to Xaffiquel's FaceHeelTurn. * DidntNeedThoseAnyway: Bosses often have pieces that you can shoot off for extra points. * DisproportionateRetribution: The whole of humanity needs to die to atone for uploading a single girl's mind into a military fighter? ** Possibly the whole thing starts because Doc didn't like the (fairly typical) misuse of his rather benevolent (if inhumane) research made by the government. And all of that just so they can have more power. Adding his daughter's mind being uploaded into a fighter just added more fuel. * EtherealChoir: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSorp9x3nUE The Judge]]. * FanNickname: "The Angry Spacestation" for the game's FinalBoss, the Adjudicator. * FloatingContinent: Stage 2. * HighAltitudeBattle: The final fight is in orbit. * LightningGun: The Kamui fighter's signature armament. * LotusEaterMachine: Alltynex pulls a digital version of this on Alice making her fight against two bosses before breaking loose. * MadeOfExplodium: Many of the bosses make disproportionately large explosions when defeated. * MadScientist: Xaffiquel. * MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Alice de Panafill. * MasterComputer: ALLTYNEX's core (pictured). * MeaningfulName: The name of final boss theme, "The Judge", seems to represent Xaffiquel's delusions as a punisher of man's sins. ** In addition, his name is clearly derived from Tzaphqiel, an angel who was assigned to record all of history...and, in quite a bit of rabbinical lore, a ''dark'' angel. In fact, the idea of a angel over your right shoulder and a demon over your left shoulder, trying to sway you towards good and evil respectively, came from an idea of this being done with Raziel swaying towards good, and ''Tzaphqiel'' swaying towards evil. * MirrorBoss: One boss is preceded by a fight with the remaining five Kamui fighters. * NecessarilyEvil: The Kamui fighters were seen as this due to the rampaging ZODIAC's that were laying waste to Earth at the time. * NintendoHard * {{Roboteching}}: Enemy lasers love doing this. * SequentialBoss: ALLTYNEX summons bosses from earlier (in-universe chronology) games before fighting you itself. * WaveMotionGun: ''[[RuleOfCool Made of lightning!]]'' * XtremeKoolLetterz: The only explanation for the spelling of Xaffiquel's name. ----
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[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ALLTYNEXsmall_9166.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:220:Giant [[CyberCyclops cyclopean]] computers are never a good sign.]] A [[{{Shmup}} shoot-em-up]] made by Siter Skain in 1999 and part of ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' trilogy, ''Kamui'' has been described as a more intense RayStorm clone. The gameplay is slightly different from the "standard" shmup: the ship (the eponymous Kamui fighter) is not a OneHitPointWonder, and it has two special weapons beyond its main spreadshot: a powerful WaveMotionGun that can cancel bullets and a "lightning storm" weapon that targets enemies below the fighter where its main guns cannot reach. Both run off the same energy gauge, which must recharge after each use. It is short, but very fast-paced and relentless in difficulty. Although one of the earlier games released by Siter Skain, its story actually takes place after several of their other titles: both ''AlltynexSecond'' and ''RefleX'' are prequels to it. During the TimeSkip in ''[=RefleX=]'', a scientist named Xaffiquel de Panafill drafts a theory regarding "Brain Fusion" technology, which would allow a human's mind to be permanently uploaded into a computer. The theory is deemed inhumane, but the military sees the potential to create superweapons using it. In desperation due to the ZODIAC's battling it out over Earth, eight "Kamui" fighters are created using this technology. Among the humans uploaded into those fighters was Xaffiquel's own daughter, Alice de Panafill. After the destruction of the ZODIAC's, as humanity begins to rebuild, the government plans on using this technology further to increase its power. Enraged at his theory being used in a such a manner, not to mention the loss of his daughter, Xaffiquel decides that humanity has grown too corrupt and must be punished. Uploading his mind into the orbital fortress Adjudicator, he rebuilds the supercomputer ALLTYNEX to aid him in taking over the military's hardware and beginning mankind's destruction. ALLTYNEX [[AIIsACrapshoot has ideas of its own]] and locks down Adjudicator, rendering Xaffiquel powerless. Now Alice, who managed to escape ALLTYNEX's control, must destroy both ALLTYNEX and the Adjudicator to prevent mankind's destruction. (Note: the above storyline is based on partial translations and some conjecture. If anyone knows more details, please add to it/correct it.) An English translation patch is available [[http://doujinstyle.com/archive/index.php?/topic/70933-kamui-english-version/ here]] (requires v1.10), making it the first game in the series to be fully translated. ---- !!This game features examples of: * AIIsACrapshoot: ALLTYNEX ** Alice as well, though in the other direction: she's fighting for humanity rather than against it. * AndIMustScream: The probable fate of those who were uploaded into the other Kamui fighters, after ALLTYNEX took control of them. * BrainUploading: Xaffiquel's big project. The Kamui fighters actually require it to work. * BulletHell * CrosshairAware: Do not stay in crosshairs. It ends badly. * DespairEventHorizon: What lead to Xaffiquel's FaceHeelTurn. * DidntNeedThoseAnyway: Bosses often have pieces that you can shoot off for extra points. * DisproportionateRetribution: The whole of humanity needs to die to atone for uploading a single girl's mind into a military fighter? ** Possibly the whole thing starts because Doc didn't like the (fairly typical) misuse of his rather benevolent (if inhumane) research made by the government. And all of that just so they can have more power. Adding his daughter's mind being uploaded into a fighter just added more fuel. * EtherealChoir: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSorp9x3nUE The Judge]]. * FanNickname: "The Angry Spacestation" for the game's FinalBoss, the Adjudicator. * FloatingContinent: Stage 2. * HighAltitudeBattle: The final fight is in orbit. * LightningGun: The Kamui fighter's signature armament. * LotusEaterMachine: Alltynex pulls a digital version of this on Alice making her fight against two bosses before breaking loose. * MadeOfExplodium: Many of the bosses make disproportionately large explosions when defeated. * MadScientist: Xaffiquel. * MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Alice de Panafill. * MasterComputer: ALLTYNEX's core (pictured). * MeaningfulName: The name of final boss theme, "The Judge", seems to represent Xaffiquel's delusions as a punisher of man's sins. ** In addition, his name is clearly derived from Tzaphqiel, an angel who was assigned to record all of history...and, in quite a bit of rabbinical lore, a ''dark'' angel. In fact, the idea of a angel over your right shoulder and a demon over your left shoulder, trying to sway you towards good and evil respectively, came from an idea of this being done with Raziel swaying towards good, and ''Tzaphqiel'' swaying towards evil. * MirrorBoss: One boss is preceded by a fight with the remaining five Kamui fighters. * NecessarilyEvil: The Kamui fighters were seen as this due to the rampaging ZODIAC's that were laying waste to Earth at the time. * NintendoHard * {{Roboteching}}: Enemy lasers love doing this. * SequentialBoss: ALLTYNEX summons bosses from earlier (in-universe chronology) games before fighting you itself. * WaveMotionGun: ''[[RuleOfCool Made of lightning!]]'' * XtremeKoolLetterz: The only explanation for the spelling of Xaffiquel's name. ----[[redirect:VideoGame/{{Kamui}}]]
27th Oct '12 7:57:46 PM Classifiedzerogoki
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The entire soundtrack, basically.

* ThatOneBoss: "Oukumo, Guardian of Gate 99" the stage 3 boss.

* WhatAnIdiot: Yes, Xaffiquel, rebuilding a supercomputer that has [[AlltynexSecond already gone batshit once before]] is an excellent idea!
2nd Oct '12 9:30:52 PM Prfnoff
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Critical reception doesn't belong here
A [[{{Shmup}} shoot-em-up]] made by Siter Skain in 1999 and part of ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' trilogy, ''Kamui'' has been described as a more intense RayStorm clone. The gameplay is slightly different from the "standard" shmup: the ship (the eponymous Kamui fighter) is not a OneHitPointWonder, and it has two special weapons beyond its main spreadshot: a powerful WaveMotionGun that can cancel bullets and a "lightning storm" weapon that targets enemies below the fighter where its main guns cannot reach. Both run off the same energy gauge, which must recharge after each use. It is short, but very fast-paced and relentless in difficulty, and many shmup fans count it among the best of the genre available on PC, some even consider it being of {{Treasure}} quality.
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A [[{{Shmup}} shoot-em-up]] made by Siter Skain in 1999 and part of ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' trilogy, ''Kamui'' has been described as a more intense RayStorm clone. The gameplay is slightly different from the "standard" shmup: the ship (the eponymous Kamui fighter) is not a OneHitPointWonder, and it has two special weapons beyond its main spreadshot: a powerful WaveMotionGun that can cancel bullets and a "lightning storm" weapon that targets enemies below the fighter where its main guns cannot reach. Both run off the same energy gauge, which must recharge after each use. It is short, but very fast-paced and relentless in difficulty, and many shmup fans count it among the best of the genre available on PC, some even consider it being of {{Treasure}} quality. difficulty.
24th Jun '12 2:01:47 PM DarkHunter
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Ok, now that an actual English patch is here, maybe the story will get cleaned up somewhat
[[AndTheFandomRejoiced Finally has a english translation patch, making it the first game in the series to be fully translated.]]
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[[AndTheFandomRejoiced Finally has a english An English translation patch, patch is available [[http://doujinstyle.com/archive/index.php?/topic/70933-kamui-english-version/ here]] (requires v1.10), making it the first game in the series to be fully translated.]] translated.
24th Jun '12 6:32:54 AM Jstriker
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[[AndTheFandomRejoiced Finally has a english translation patch, making it the first game in the series to be fully translated.]]
4th Mar '12 10:46:26 PM DarkHunter
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** Also Alice went crapshot, however unlike Alltynex she was still fighting for humanity albeit on her own accord.
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** Also Alice went crapshot, however unlike Alltynex she was still as well, though in the other direction: she's fighting for humanity albeit on her own accord.rather than against it.
4th Mar '12 7:41:49 AM matteste
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** [[{{Irony}} Also Alice went crapshot on ALLTYNEX]].
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** [[{{Irony}} Also Alice went crapshot crapshot, however unlike Alltynex she was still fighting for humanity albeit on ALLTYNEX]].her own accord.
13th Feb '12 4:39:22 AM ArashiKashi
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** Possibly the whole thing starts because Doc didn't like the (fairly typical) misuse of his rather benevolent (if inhumane) research made by the government. And all of that just so they can have more power. Adding his daughter's mind being uploaded into a fighter just added more fuel.
19th Dec '11 5:20:11 AM matteste
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** Also Alice went crapshot on ALLTYNEX.
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** [[{{Irony}} Also Alice went crapshot on ALLTYNEX.ALLTYNEX]].
19th Dec '11 5:19:39 AM matteste
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** Also Alice went crapshot on ALLTYNEX.
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