Arcade Bullet-Hell Shoot’em Up SHINORUBI to Enter Early Access

A gameplay trailer was also released ahead of early access

Developer Last Boss 88 Studio had announced the Early Access release of their arcade bullet-hell shoot’em up, Shinorubi. The game will be available in Early Access on January 20th, 2022.

Shinorubi is a colorful arcade shoot’em up with high-resolution graphics that offers replayability thanks to its numerous game modes, difficulty settings, and arranged modes.

Playable with a keyboard, a joystick, and a customizalbe arcade cotroller, Shinorubi offers up to 4F resolution and features precise gameplay, a rich scoring system, and a fever bar that can be activated to cancel all shots on screen.

The collection of availabe modes offers action, fun, challenges, and above all immerse replayability for all! Pass the 1CC challenge (credit clear) in the story mode, fight only the bosses in the dedicated mdoe, or take advantage of the Arrange modes.

Early Access will provide the addition of five new pilots (for a total of eight), three more Arrange Modes (for a total of nine), and two ‘Extra” game modes including the Caravan Stage Mode: Score the highest score in limited time.


  • Danmaku: You get hit, you’re dead. Avoid the mass of bullets and destroy numerous enemies.
  • Boss Fights: Take on Mid bosses and powerful army generals (Bosses) in epic battles.
  • Fever Bar: Clear the screen of enemy fire and receive additional bonuses.
  • Scoring System: Improve your score with point multipliers by surviving enemy barrage, destroying your enemies, collecting stars and medals, and using as few bombs as possible.
  • Replayability: Up to 5 difficulty levels, 2 game modes and 6 Arrange modes (19 available modes at the end of the Early Access)
  • Games Modes: Boss Fights mode and a Classic mode in which you can pass the 1CC challenge (Credit Clear). 2 Extra Game modes will be added during the Early Access including the Caravan Stage Mode.
  • Arrange Modes: Same levels but different gameplay. 6 available Arrange Modes and 3 additional to be added during the Early Access.
    • SHIELD: Use a shield to protect against enemy fire.
    • CANCEL: Destroy marked spaceships to clear all shots on the screen.
    • LASER / SHOT: Alternate between laser and classic shots to destroy your enemies.
    • JOURNEY: Get ready for a long journey with several game loops.
    • PINK PIG: Don’t miss any pig, that’s the rule!
    • SUPER RANK: Choose your level of difficulty in real-time
  • Pilots:  Select a pilot and his spaceship with unique weapons and characteristics among the 3 already available. 5 more will be added during the Early Access.
  • Controls: Use a keyboard, a joystick, or an arcade controller and customize all the action buttons.
  • Display: The display options offer you a resolution of up to 4K. The game is optimized to run between 60 and 120 fps.
  • Story: Overthrow the BAÄA family’s despotic rule over Shinorubi in a legendary raid.

Shinorubi is set to enter Steam Early Access on January 20th, 2022. For more information on the game, check out the developer’s official website.

Source: Press Release

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