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Thursday, July 19, 2007
The trial version of Trouble Witches features two playable levels and cartoon graphics not unlike some of the stuff seen in Konami's Parodius series. Pets act as options, while temporary upgrades in the shape of spell cards can be bought from the shop. These appear periodically, tied to a hot air balloon in the shape of a pumpkin head.

The shopkeeper can be touched in strange places, though the results from such actions are unknown. Coins are be collected automatically when the shoot button isn't held down. Tap the X key to cast a protective spell, or press the C key to use a spell card if one is bought from the shop. The V key serves as a pause button.

A choice of three difficulty settings are shown after the character selection screen, with the one at the top being the easiest. [source: Danmaku Gata]

Name: Trouble Witches
Developer: Studio SiestA
Category: Shooter
Type: Demo
Size: 120MB
Direct download link: Click here


Anonymous Timerever said at 7/20/2007 01:39:00 AM:  
I've already played the demo an it's a damn fine game. Now how can you buy it? Do I have to import the physical CD all the way from Japan? 'Cause that's a big no, I'll pay more in import duties than the game I bet.
Blogger Paul Eres said at 7/20/2007 01:43:00 AM:  
There aren't really that many import duties; I ordered Shoot the Bullet from Japan and the biggest fee was shipping (around 10$), I didn't notice any import taxes at all.
Anonymous sparrow said at 7/20/2007 05:52:00 AM:  
Here's hoping Paletweb picks it up...
Anonymous Timerever said at 7/20/2007 03:46:00 PM:  
Well I don't know where you live, where I live (Portugal) I've paid 17€ in import duties when I got my Dreamcast ASCII FT Pad for U.S.A. I don't even wanna think how much more will I pay for something out of Japan.

BTW any store selling this yet? The usual suspects (Paletweb and Himeya) don't have it.
Anonymous Timerever said at 7/20/2007 04:05:00 PM:  
Turns out that this game isn't released yet, this is only a preview demo or whatever, the real deal will be out in August, 17
Blogger haowan said at 8/19/2007 11:34:00 AM:  
This game NEEDS an English Translation.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/16/2007 02:56:00 PM:  
And so it gets one.