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* BossGame: True to its {{Treasure}} influences, the game is basically a series of boss fights interspersed by chances to regain health and time.

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* BossGame: True to its {{Treasure}} Creator/{{Treasure}} influences, the game is basically a series of boss fights interspersed by chances to regain health and time.



* BeeAfraid: Big demonic bees, no less.



* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Big demonic bees, no less.


''Iwanaga'' is a series of indie BulletHell ShootEmUp developed by uturobune (otherwise known as "buster", seemingly a different person from the creator of ''Meikyuujou Hydra'' and others). The original game, ''Kitan Iwanaga'', was released back in 2007; it's free and can be obtained [[http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/win95/game/se445263.html here]]. A 3D remake, ''[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16477496 Ibun Iwanaga]]'', is planned for a 2012 release, this time being a mix of ''SinAndPunishment'' and ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}''.

Gameplay is usually described as a combination of ''AlienSoldier'' and ''SinAndPunishment'' with a healthy dose of BulletHell. Each difficulty level is effectively a different game, or at the very least, has different bosses and stages in some parts while being of roughly equivalent length. A playthrough of Kitan Iwanaga's Hard difficulty by mrmonkeyman is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyX6RJJBaFs here]].

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''Iwanaga'' is a series of indie BulletHell ShootEmUp developed by uturobune (otherwise known as "buster", seemingly a different person from the creator of ''Meikyuujou Hydra'' and others). The original game, ''Kitan Iwanaga'', was released back in 2007; it's free and can be obtained [[http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/win95/game/se445263.html here]]. A 3D remake, ''[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16477496 Ibun Iwanaga]]'', is planned for a 2012 release, this time being a mix of ''SinAndPunishment'' ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment'' and ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}''.

Gameplay is usually described as a combination of ''AlienSoldier'' ''VideoGame/AlienSoldier'' and ''SinAndPunishment'' ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment'' with a healthy dose of BulletHell. Each difficulty level is effectively a different game, or at the very least, has different bosses and stages in some parts while being of roughly equivalent length. A playthrough of Kitan Iwanaga's Hard difficulty by mrmonkeyman is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyX6RJJBaFs here]].


''Iwanaga'' is a series of indie BulletHell ShootEmUp developed by uturobune (otherwise known as "buster", seemingly a different person from the creator of ''Meikyuujou Hydra'' and others). The original game, ''Kitan Iwanaga'', was released back in 2007; it's free and can be obtained [[http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/win95/game/se445263.html here]]. A 3D remake, ''[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16477496 Ibun Iwanaga]]'', is planned for a 2012 release, this time being a mix of ''SinAndPunishment'' and ''{{Ikaruga}}''.

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''Iwanaga'' is a series of indie BulletHell ShootEmUp developed by uturobune (otherwise known as "buster", seemingly a different person from the creator of ''Meikyuujou Hydra'' and others). The original game, ''Kitan Iwanaga'', was released back in 2007; it's free and can be obtained [[http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/win95/game/se445263.html here]]. A 3D remake, ''[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16477496 Ibun Iwanaga]]'', is planned for a 2012 release, this time being a mix of ''SinAndPunishment'' and ''{{Ikaruga}}''.
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''Iwanaga'' is a series of indie BulletHell ShootEmUp developed by uturobune (otherwise known as "buster", seemingly a different person from the creator of ''Meikyuujou Hydra'' and others). The original game, ''Kitan Iwanaga'', was released back in 2007; it's free and can be obtained [[http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/win95/game/se445263.html here]]. A 3D remake, ''[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16477496 Ibun Iwanaga]]'', is planned for a 2012 release, this time being a mix of ''SinAndPunishment'' and ''{{Ikaruga}}''.

Gameplay is usually described as a combination of ''AlienSoldier'' and ''SinAndPunishment'' with a healthy dose of BulletHell. Each difficulty level is effectively a different game, or at the very least, has different bosses and stages in some parts while being of roughly equivalent length. A playthrough of Kitan Iwanaga's Hard difficulty by mrmonkeyman is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyX6RJJBaFs here]].

Long ago, there were two lineages from a goddess: one of flower, and one of rock. The children of rock called themselves the Old Order and tried to exert control. During the Showa Era, such stories were lost to myth, until a village was discovered with some interesting tales to tell. In particular, there were stories about a conflict near the location of a modern dam. This game shows what might have happened long ago...
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!!The Iwanaga games contains examples of:
* {{BFS}}: Wielded by one of the bosses.
* BossGame: True to its {{Treasure}} influences, the game is basically a series of boss fights interspersed by chances to regain health and time.
* BulletHell
* {{Cyborg}}: The main character appears to be this, complete with autocannons for arms.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: In the Easy ending, the hero and his sister are unable to escape, so HumanSacrifice is required to seal the demonic realm.]]
* EldritchAbomination: ''Many'' of the Old Order members can be interpreted as this.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Big demonic bees, no less.
* FusionDance: How the game starts; as the hero begins his transfiguration into the guardian, his sister phases into him, apparently as a guiding spirit.
* GuardianEntity: [[spoiler: In the Hard ending, the hero and his sister watch over the dam to this day.]]
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: Implied in the Easy ending.]]
* {{Miko}}: One is involved in the Easy ending.
* ShroudedInMyth: The backstory of the game. The substrate is a myth about the origins of humanity from Ninigi no Mikoto; because he chose the (beautiful) flower-princess Konohanasakuya, rather than the (ugly) stone princess Iwanaga, humans' lifespans are fleeting like flower blossoms, not eternal and enduring like stone (they were both daughters of the mountain lord Ohoyama). Although looking at [[EldritchAbomination some of the horrors that are Old Order members,]] Ninigi may have made the right decision anyway...
* TimedMission: A crucial part of the gameplay.
* TurtlePower: One of the bosses is a big stone turtle who sometimes exposes its heart.
* {{Youkai}}: Goes with the whole feudal Japan theme.
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