Video Game / Fairy Bloom

Fairy Bloom is doujin Beat 'em Up game developed for Windows PC by Edelweiss, the makers of Ether Vapor, and one of the first games released by the circle.

In Fairy Bloom you play as a flower fairy who must protect a blossoming flower from monsters that wishes to do harm to the precious plant. Don't be deceived by the fairy's cute looks, she kicks far more ass than you think. Armed with a blade in hand, she will punch, kick, slice and dice anything trying to prevent this flower from blooming. The game was released on December 26th, 2005 as a retail game, but later the game became freeware and it can be downloaded here for v3.02 or here for v3.03.

The game was later followed up by an Action RPG sequel with Fairy Bloom Freesia released in August 15th, 2011 during Comiket 80.

A remake of the original Fairy Bloom, entitled Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore, has being developed with the Unreal Engine 4. A demo of the remake was released during the 86th Summer Comiket and its trailer can be found here. The game can be purchased from Playism through a "pay what you want" model at a minimum of $0.99 with the game's source code going for $9.99.

This games features examples of:

  • Combos: You can make combos by hitting enemies with other enemies who fly as a result of your kicks.
  • Blob Monster: The formless monsters fought in v3.02 and below.
  • Endless Game: It's literally called Endless Mode. The setup is that you have a full grown plant, and you're fighting off monsters that drop in and come from the sides, for as long as possible.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: You fight evil versions of yourself in v3.03 of the original Fairy Bloom.
  • Excuse Plot: You're protecting a plant from attackers, while it's growing, during the day.
  • In-Universe Game Clock: Both the original and the remake have a day-night cycle.
  • Life Meter: The plant's health is depicted in a bar on the bottom that decreases from right to left.
  • Little Miss Badass: The protagonist fairies of each game look like young girls, and can fight off creatures trying to attack their plants.
  • One-Hit Kill: The jumping kick and the standing knife slash take out monsters in one hit.
  • Scoring Points:
  • Sprite/Polygon Mix: The Fairy Bloom used hand-drawn sprites yet the game was rendered in 3D. The remake continues to the original's mix of 2D sprites and 3D scenery.
  • Video Game Remake: Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore is one to the original 2005 Fairy Bloom, with a complete visual overhaul while utilizing the Unreal Engine 4 and DirectX 11 capabilities.
  • Winged Humanoid: The fairy, who looks like a young girl, in the remake's promotional art, has yellow wings of some kind.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The flower fairy in the first game has green hair.