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. Unlike its predecessor, Fairy Bloom Freesia has more of a plot behind it. The story of this game revolves around a guardian fairy named Freesia who must protect the Lita Forest from invading monsters and humans. The gameplay combines the Beat 'em Up action of the original game while combining RPG Elements that allows Freesia to gain new abilities, attack skills, increase her stats and more. It also features its own in-game Achievement System along with high-resolution and wide-screen support. Edelweiss also released a two-disc original soundtrack, one for Fairy Bloom Freesia and the other for ETHER VAPOR Remaster.

An overseas localization of Fairy Bloom Freesia was released on Steam and Desura on October 17th, 2012 by Nyu Media. They have also released the soundtrack of Fairy Bloom Freesia and ETHER VAPOR Remaster digitally on their Bandcamp for $9.99, which can be purchased or listened here. Feel free to check also out Fairy Bloom Freesia's English website and trial version here.

A remake of the original Fairy Bloom, entitled Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore, is in production and is 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 series features trope examples of:

  • Achievement System: Featured in Fairy Bloom Freesia, and there are 50 to unlock. Feats required to some of the achievements are not limited to: getting a 100-hit combo, defeating 100 or more enemies, defeating bosses without taking damage, clear a day without taking damage, and slamming enemies into each other several times.
  • BFS: Plum in Freesia carries one.
  • Badass Adorable: Freesia herself. She's a fairy and a guardian of the forest who also happens to know martial arts.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Shynie wears a tube top that shows off her midriff.
  • Break Meter: The Guard Crush meter fills up as Freesia takes hits while guarding, and slowly falls when she's not getting hit. If it fills up completely, Freesia will be knocked out of her guard state and be rendered very open to attack. Fortunately, the "Hard Turtle" skill decreases the rate at which the meter increases, and with the "Just Defense" skill enabled, timing a guard correctly will prevent the meter from increasing.
  • Cute Bruiser: The heroine of both games.
  • Cool Sword: Listine from Freesia uses one.
  • Combos: You can make combos by just repeatedly attacking enemies while keeping a short enough interval between attacks.
  • Endless Game:
    • A survival mode was featured in the original Fairy Bloom.
    • Freesia's Guardian Mode, in which play continues until the player loses all four lives. Lives are replenished at intermissions, thankfully.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: You fight evil versions of yourself in v3.03 of the original Fairy Bloom instead of the formless monsters of v3.02 and below.
  • Excited Show Title!: The first boss fight song, Beatdown!, and the fight song of the final stage, I Want To Save Her!.
  • Excuse Plot: The original game.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Players can pound enemies into other enemies with their attacks. It does more damage than directly hitting an enemy, and the "Pinball Wizard" skill in Freesia will further increase damage from such attacks.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Listine fights with his sword while Shynie favors knives.
  • Little Miss Badass: Don't think for second that the heroines of these games won't leave you battered and bruised.
  • Meganekko: Shynie wears semi-rimless glasses.
  • Nintendo Hard: While it's simple for Freesia to juggle her enemies around, all it takes is a single attack from any enemy to disrupt her combo and potentially get her juggled to death.
  • Nosebleed: Listine gets these whenever he thinks or talks about fairies.
  • One-Word Title: The first boss fight song is named Beatdown!, which is also a Portmantitle and Excited Show Title!.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Fairies might have this, as Freesia and Plum are both names of plants.
  • Portmantitle: The title of the first boss fight song Beatdown!, is a compound word.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Freesia.
  • Scenery Porn: Fairy Bloom Freesia is full of lush forest scenery to look at while you pound enemies into oblivion.
  • Scoring Points: In the original game only. Freesia uses Experience Points instead.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a few abound in the achievements.
    • Scoring 1,000 hits by magical attacks gives the Puella Fairy Fighter Freesia achievement. The Steam version also adds Kyubey's face to the Achievement.
    • Defeating 1,000 enemies gives the Yie Ar Kung Fu Master Achievement.
    • Using the Just Revenge skill unlockes the Freesia Strikes Back achievement, complete with the Star Wars logo font on the Steam version.
    • When Shynie described how powerful a guardian fairy can be, she mentioned that they have the strength of 300 Spartans.
    • Raph's description of Dark Freesia.
    Raph: Our Freesia has the fighting capability of a T-1000. But when she awakened to the power of Dark Hadou, she was transfigured into a near-unstoppable fighting machine!
  • Sensual Spandex: Plum is wearing a skin-tight bodysuit.
  • Sprite/Polygon Mix: The first 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 3D Leap: Fairy Bloom Freesia is a huge leap in terms of visuals compared to its predecessor, featuring fully 3D models and a graphical leap above the original Ether Vapor.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: There's a very easy corner infinite (get mooks in the corner, hold down direction that faces the corner, spam normal attack) that goes on for as long as you want so long as the mooks you're using it on aren't in the last wave of that particular day. You can basically torture them for as long as you want. This is required to get the achievement for a 999-hit combo.
  • 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.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In Freesia's Hard and Guardian modes, the difficulty suddenly goes up considerably upon reaching the first boss, the Hulking Golem.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Shynie wears short-shorts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The flower fairy in the first game and Freesia have green hair.

Alternative Title(s): Fairy Bloom Freesia