Cave Cleans Up Mushihime-sama Futari Sprites For Xbox 360

By Spencer . June 9, 2009 . 5:41am

Whenever Cave self publishes one of their arcade shooters for the Xbox 360 they polish it. Mushihime-sama Futari will get a visual boost before it comes to consoles later this year.


OK, so this upgrade isn’t as dramatic as Deathsmiles, but the differences are noticeable. Compare and contrast the following enemy. The arcade version is on top and the crisper Xbox 360 sprite is on the bottom. Brighter and smoother.





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  • Malek86

    That looks actually pretty cool, but really, I’d buy it even it were a standard port.

    Unfortunately, the chances of it coming here are close to nil. And the chances of it being region-free are downright nil. Woe is me.

  • Kopp


  • Anonymous

    Better to suck it up and import a console; we all know that unless a miracle happens, no CAVE shooter is going to leave Japan.

    I’m so excited about Futari, while I haven’t had the privilege of playing it, I know I’m going to love it. I sincerely hope they will take their time to perfect this port [gameplay-wise] instead of 5pb’ing it. They did a fantastic job with DeathSmiles, I’ll except no less from Futari.

    • Sadly, this is where we’re at. It’s tempting to get a Japanese Xbox 360 just for the line up of awesome shooters.

  • Lucky

    Too bad this and Deathsmiles are 360 exclusives, right? ):

  • Aoshi00

    Imagine if the Saturn shmup Sengoku Blade gets the same kind of treatment, I think it would sell like hot cakes because of Koyori.

    Speaking of new 360 shmups, I’m really looking forward to “Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta”. Stylistically it’s so much like Pocky & Rocky, probably something Heavenly Guardian should’ve been..

    I have a Jpn 360, but I don’t want to import Death Smiles at $80 and then find out it’s being localized w/ dual tracks and including the black label contents, which is a 1500 pt DLC. Still hoping Shikigami no Shiro 3 would come out on the 360 w/ Jpn audio.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think you have anything to lose because you already have a system capable of playing the game. I understand your reasoning though, but the chances are so slim that you shouldn’t even half-seriously count on a USA/EUR release.

      Also, a minor correction to your post; Mega Black Label costs 1200 points. Prior to the port, one had to shell out roughly $1000 for MBL, I think that’s pretty funny.

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