Iwate Mountain Dance, a boss rush bullet hell platformer from the people behind RAIN Project, is now available on Steam.
Iwate Mountain Dance pits players against 15 multi-stage bosses, each with their own attacks for players to figure out to deal with and unique twists on the game’s mechanics. In true bullet hell fashion, many of those attacks will flood the screen with bullets crated into mesmerising patterns. Bosses can be challenged in whatever order you like, but each one gets progressively harder as you advance through the different stages of the encounter.
As described by the developers, Kirisame Jump, “Iwate is our take on the old-school difficulty of bullet hell arcade games, combined with the ultra-smooth platforming movement and free exploration from modern titles. Take on unique multi-stage bosses in a grand dance of handcrafted fights, each with their own attack patterns and intense combos, as you explore the lands of Iwate and learn its history.”
Kirisame Jump is a two-person team based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They released their Touhou fangame RAIN Project in 2018, mixing Touhou‘s bullet hell action and mesmerising spellcards with platformer mechanics and gorgeous low-fi pixel art. Iwate Mountain Dance looks to follow closely in RAIN Project‘s footsteps, but with a new story and characters that draw on the folklore of Japan’s Iwate prefecture.