Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Mima and Yuuka Kazami are searching for someone's who summoning demons hidden in a cave in the mountains.
The game continues the vertical shooter gameplay which it's predecessor improved on, and while it's not much compared to Windows games due to hardware limitations, it's still the closest to them when it comes to complexity.
This game provides examples of:
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The bad ending has Yuuka telling you that you need to train harder.
- Desolation Shot: The Amazing Technicolor Battlefield disappears when you dispel Shinki's penultimate spell and blast her wings off. The background of the battle's final phase is a slow pan down over Makai, which is now on fire as a result of the fight.
- Dual Boss: Yuki and Mai are fought as a pair of bosses in stage 4.