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* TransformingVehicle: Your ship takes on new forms as you level it up.

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* ShoutOut: The BossWarningSiren is clearly inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}''.
--> ''' ''Darius'' series:''' WARNING! A HUGE BATTLESHIP ''(boss name)'' IS APPROACHING FAST \\
''' ''Psyvariar'':''' WARNING! THE AREA TARGET ''(boss name)'' IS APPROACHING FAST


* CloseContactDangerMechanic: Grazing is encouraged as a gameplay mechanic, as doing so builds up an experience meter that, when filled, levels up your ship, temporarily making you invincible and powering up your ship at certain level milestones.

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* CloseContactDangerMechanic: CloseContactDangerBenefit: Grazing is encouraged as a gameplay mechanic, as doing so builds up an experience meter that, when filled, levels up your ship, temporarily making you invincible and powering up your ship at certain level milestones.

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* CloseContactDangerMechanic: Grazing is encouraged as a gameplay mechanic, as doing so builds up an experience meter that, when filled, levels up your ship, temporarily making you invincible and powering up your ship at certain level milestones.


* AntiGrinding: The X stages heavily reduce your EXP gain for buzzing bullets.



* BrutalBonusLevel: In ''Revision'', there are level requirements for harder stages, and reaching those level requirements allows you choose those stages alongside the preset stages. The X stages that house the GUIS' physical forms, in particular, have ridiculous level requirements, and if you reach their level requirements, you'll be dragged into those stages regardless of which stage you just finished. Did we mention that the X stages have ''[[OhCrap very]]'' low experience per buzz?

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* BrutalBonusLevel: In ''Revision'', there are level requirements for harder stages, and reaching those level requirements allows you choose those stages alongside the preset stages. The X stages that house the GUIS' physical forms, in particular, have ridiculous level requirements, and if you reach their level requirements, you'll be dragged into those stages regardless of which stage you just finished. Did we mention that the X stages have ''[[OhCrap very]]'' ''very'' low experience per buzz?


* BossWarningSiren: WARNING: The area target is approaching fast

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* BossWarningSiren: Every boss fight is precesed with the following, with a voiceover in the {{Updated Rerelease}}s:
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WARNING: \\
The area target \\
''(boss name)'' \\
is approaching fast


* NintendoHard: This is one of those shmups that don't give you the luxury of ExtraLives, not helped by the fact that you're supposed to get ''near'' bullets for scoring. This in particular results in [[TryNotToDie no room for error!]]

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* NintendoHard: This is one of those shmups that don't doesn't give you the luxury of ExtraLives, not helped by the fact that you're supposed to get ''near'' bullets for scoring. This in particular results in [[TryNotToDie no room for error!]]


* AIIsACrapshoot: The Galactic Unified Intelligence System (GUIS).
* BewareMyStingerTail: Crek-G's second phase has one. It doesn't do anything, though.
* BossWarningSiren: WARNING: The area target is approaching fast
* BrutalBonusLevel: In ''Revision'', there are level requirements for harder stages, and reaching those level requirements allows you choose those stages alongside the preset stages. The X stages that house the GUIS' physical forms, in particular, have ridiculous level requirements, and if you reach their level requirements, you'll be dragged into those stages regardless of which stage you just finished. Did we mention that the X stages have ''[[OhCrap very]]'' low experience per buzz?
** Example: Have your level stay too low throughout the 4 normal stages, and you'll be dragged to stage X-A (Photon) and the game immediately ends once you defeat Photon I.U., giving you no chance of facing the X stages (including [[NoFinalBossForYou Gluon]]), but if you spend your time grazing bullets while timing out the second stage's boss, you can get dragged to stage X-A ''right after completing the second stage''.



* EveryTenThousandPoints: Instead of lives, you get [[SmartBomb bombs]] for reaching certain scores.



* HitboxDissonance: The "Buzz" system actually encourages you to use this to your advantage, as grazing bullets allows you to level up your ship, which temporarily makes you invincible, allowing you to graze more bullets.

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* HitboxDissonance: The "Buzz" system actually encourages you to use this to your advantage, as grazing bullets allows you to level up your ship, which temporarily makes you invincible, allowing you to graze more bullets.bullets.
* LongSongShortScene: Psyvariar is ''very'' guilty of doing this. A lot of stage tracks tend to be more than a minute long, while the stages themselves are very short, usually around a minute or less, before reaching the stages' bosses.
* NintendoHard: This is one of those shmups that don't give you the luxury of ExtraLives, not helped by the fact that you're supposed to get ''near'' bullets for scoring. This in particular results in [[TryNotToDie no room for error!]]
* NoFinalBossForYou: Fail to reach the level requirement for stage X-D in ''Revision'', and the game immediately ends right after you defeat the boss of whichever X stage you're on, denying you from reaching Gluon I.U. as a result.
* RecycledSoundtrack: ''Delta'' uses stage tracks from the short-lived mobile release ''Reassemble'' when using its own soundtrack, alongside new music composed for ''Delta''.
* ThemeNaming: The GUIS' physical forms are named after particles: Photon, Graviton, Weakboson and [[TrueFinalBoss Gluon]].
* TrueFinalBoss: Gluon I.U. In order to reach its stage, you must achieve a very high level right after you finished Weakboson I.U. on stage X-C. That requires a LOT of buzzing throughout the game.
* UniqueEnemy: Some bosses only appear in one stage instead of in branching stages, depending on the version:
** SQP only appears in Desert stages (stage 2-A in both versions)
** Cranaum only appears in stage 2-B (Forest) in ''Revision'' (it can be encountered in stage 2-C (Valley) in ''Medium Unit'' as well)
** MZIQ only appears in stage 4-D (Colony) in ''Medium Unit'', and in stage 3-A (Asteroid) in ''Revision''.
** Bjok-51 only appears in stage 4-C (Asteroid) in ''Medium Unit'' (it appears in stages 4-C (Zero-Space) and 4-D (Colony) in ''Revision'' instead)
** Trigam only appears in Factory stages (stage 5-A in ''Medium Unit'', stage 4-A in ''Revision'')
* VisualPun: The player's ship is called the Axiom. Look at ''Medium Unit'''s variant of the ship and tell me if it doesn't look like an axe to you.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Photon I.U. in ''Revision'', or to be precise, Wake Up Call ''Attack''. Its dishes out a very dense bullet pattern in its second attack during its first phase, telling you that the bosses of X-stages don't mess around while forcing you to get into the bullet rings in order to keep your invulnerability going while buzzing a lot from the bullet pattern.

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* BulletHell: Ayup.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The most recent game in the series.]]


The original version, subtitled ''Medium Unit'' only allowed you to graze bullets once, but in an ArrangeMode subtitled "Revision", bullets can be grazed as much as possible

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The original version, subtitled ''Medium Unit'' Unit'', only allowed you to graze bullets once, but in an ArrangeMode subtitled "Revision", ''Revision'', bullets can be grazed as much as possible


In the far-flung future, humanity has been forced out of the solar system. To aid humanity's recovery, scientists created an organic silicon-based AI. Unfortunately, a nearby supernova caused the AI to revolt against its creators. Psychic pilots called "Psyvariars" are then trained to destroy the AI and its army once and for all.

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In the far-flung future, humanity has been forced out of the solar system. To aid humanity's recovery, scientists created an organic silicon-based AI. Unfortunately, a nearby supernova caused the AI to malfunction and revolt against its creators. Psychic pilots called "Psyvariars" are then trained to destroy the AI and its army once and for all.


In the far-flung future, humanity has been forced to move out of the solar system to start a new life. To aid this, scientists create an organic silicon-based AI. Unfortunately, a nearby supernova caused the AI to revolt against its creators. Psychic pilots called "Psyvariars" are then trained to destroy the AI and its army once and for all.

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In the far-flung future, humanity has been forced to move out of the solar system to start a new life. system. To aid this, humanity's recovery, scientists create created an organic silicon-based AI. Unfortunately, a nearby supernova caused the AI to revolt against its creators. Psychic pilots called "Psyvariars" are then trained to destroy the AI and its army once and for all.


In the far-flung future, humanity has been forced to move out of the solar system to start a new life. To aid this, scientists create an organic silicon-based AI. Unfortunately, a nearby supernova caused the AI to revolt against its creators. Psychic pilot called "Psyvariars" are then trained to destroy the AI and its army once and for all.

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In the far-flung future, humanity has been forced to move out of the solar system to start a new life. To aid this, scientists create an organic silicon-based AI. Unfortunately, a nearby supernova caused the AI to revolt against its creators. Psychic pilot pilots called "Psyvariars" are then trained to destroy the AI and its army once and for all.

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* GuestFighter: The Blanche from ''Cybattler'' appears as DLC in ''Delta''.

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