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WARNING — AN AWESOME EXAMPLE IS CONFLICT WITH US - KEEP YOUR DIGNITY


  • Awesome Music: Almost all of the soundtrack, which is done in a strange trance style really unlike anything else. Special note goes to:
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: Most players who have unlocked the Lead segments never play Segment 2 Behind, citing the lack of scoring tricks and the exceptionally dull endboss, Glorious Symbol.
  • Epileptic Trees: The Game.
  • Genius Bonus: A good part of the plot is there mainly for astute players to unravel.
  • Goddamned Boss: Old Rose in Segment 5 Sol occasionally summons Mistletoes to assist her. This can prolong battles not because they're there, but when she's "charging up" the Mistletoes and while they're deployed, her defense skyrockets, causing you to take longer to defeat her.
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  • Good Bad Bugs: Segment 3 Lead does not have an endboss. If you select it in Segment Location, but with the Discharge button (to activate boss-only mode), the Segment will start as usual...at the result screen.
  • It's Easy, So It Sucks! / True Art Is Incomprehensible: Kagura's Infernal Sabbath setup is looked down upon by many players, who feel that its straightforwardness defeats the entire purpose of the game.
  • It's Hard, So It Sucks!: The sheer apparent convolutedness turns off a lot of prospective players.
  • Mainstream Obscurity: Relatively speaking, but within the Shmup community this game is legendary yet few have actually played it.
  • Memetic Mutation: YOU GOT INSANITY.
    • KEEP YOUR INSANITY.
    • HELLSINKER MAKES YOU SPEAK IN ALLCAPS.
  • Misaimed Fandom: The manual states that Minogame's gender "...is impossible to tell from the appearance, but is usually referred to as male for convenience". The fans does not quite agree.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
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    • In a game otherwise lacking any coherent spoken dialogue, Scarlet Queen's "You will die here!" is pretty creepy, especially if you're not expecting it. The same clip plays in other spots, but it has the most impact here because the music stops when it plays.
    • The Spirit Overload ending, where you aren't simply killed, but instead Mind Raped with Rex Cavalier's memories and implied to turn into a Prayer who can never die.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: For many, the entire game due to its sheer convolutedness.
  • That One Attack:
    • Million Lives in the Shrine of Farewell has Innocent Clockworks, which shoots out spreads of bullets that become harder and harder to squeeze through. Oh, and they block your shots. Characters without penetrative attacks, such as Kagura with her Infernal Sabbath equipment, are in serious trouble here, as their only hope for stopping this attack will most likely be to spam bombs, which will reduce the number of crystals they can get for this stage.
  • That One Boss: The Apostles of the Seed at the end of Segment 6 are quite possibly the hardest bosses aside from the Final Bosses. Both bosses have brutal attacks and will team up at two points to wear you down.
  • That One Level:
    • If you care about Spirits, the Shrine of Farewell. You have unlimited lives, but dying and bombing will cause you to lose crystals, which will ultimately lead to less Spirits than what you entered with if you continue to make mistakes.
    • Segment 6. On top of featuring the Apostles of the Seed, after you destroy them, you have about another minute of enemies with brutal attack patterns to go afterwards.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Minogame is a hermaphrodite.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made On Drugs?: Just take a look at the various title screens, and you should already be able to tell.

The Death is waiting for You
CONTINUE A
THORNY WAY?

Please don't bore Him.
SURRENDER <-> DECEIVE IT

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