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A Miko and a Bare-Fisted Monk against... a Humongous Mecha!?
Sengoku Ace is a game series of Shoot 'em Up made by Psikyo in The '90s and is known as one of their most known franchises, along with other shooter games like Gunbird and Strikers 1945. Sengoku Ace series is based in a Japanese Spirit Steampunk world ruled by magic in which the choosen ones have to rescue the princess from the hands of the Big Bad who needs her to rule the world.
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The series consists of 3 games, the first two made between 1993 and 1996, and a third title released in 2005 that also was one of the last games made for Psikyo (or specifically by X-nauts, Korean company that bought Psikyo in 2002.) If well there're various characters, the most remarkable character of all is the Shrine Maiden Koyori, known as the Series Mascot not just of Sengoku Ace, but Psikyo itself, even when she's not The Protagonist in any of the games of the series.

Although The Other Wiki have two modests articles about Ace and Blade, Hardcore Gaming 101 dedicates a complete review of the whole series here.

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Games of the series

  • Sengoku Ace (1993): Known as Samurai Aces in US, is the first game in the series and the only one that is a Vertical Scrolling Shooter. Released for Arcades by Banpresto and later for PlayStation 2 as part of the Psikyo Shooting Collection with Sengoku Blade as a 2-in-1 game (and as a separate title in Europe under Samurai Aces name) and the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
  • Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II (1996): Known as Tengai in US (and the 2014 port for Mobile) or just as Sengoku Blade. The Sequel that becomes more famous than the original title, that also received a lot of ports for various consoles like Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2 (which also received a separate release in Europe as Tengai) and PC, as well for Mobile in recent years.
  • Sengoku Cannon: Sengoku Ace Episode III (2005): Made by X-Nauts for PlayStation Portable only as one of the few games they did after this company bought Psikyo (released for Japan only.) In 2018 received a port for Nintendo Switch, but also were exclusive for Japan.
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