Introduction

Chibi Akumas Episode 2 is a Bullet-Hell Gothic Comedy shooter for the Amstrad CPC - it features Simultanious 2 player gameplay.

Getting Started

To load the game insert Disk 1 side 1, and start the game by typing:
run"disc
and hit enter - the game will start

Basics

Chibi Akuma(s) is designed to be played with a 2 or 3 button Joystick, as it uses two fire buttons for Left and Right.
The default keys have been chosen to try to reduce 'KeyClash'...
The default keys for player 1 are cursor keys for Up, Down Left and Right... i for fire Left and o for fire right... [return] is Smart Bomb , and P is pause
The default keys for player 2 are W, S, A, D for Up, Down Left and Right... v for fire Left and b for fire right... [space] is Smart Bomb , and P is pause

The keys can be redefined on the main menu, so you can map any of these controls to any joystick button or key you like

Chibi Akuma(s) is a bullet hell shooter - it is designed to be impossibly hard to avoid getting hit, but you should have as many continues as you want - so the game can be played for the challenge of seeing how few continues you need, or idle amusement with unlimited continues
Many elements of gameplay can be changed, please see Gameplay Options section below

Controls, Highscores and other settings are saved in 'Settings.V02' on the first disk, if you have problems with the game, please try deleting this file as it may have become corrupt - the game will reset to defaults if the file is absent

Gameplay


hitzone Your characters hitzone is the small dot in the middle of the character, unless a bullet hits this small area you will not be hurt, by holding down fire, you will move slowly, and you can take advantage of this small hitzone to weave between fire. When you are hit, you will lose a life, and your character will be invincible for a few moments.
Life Powerup Your lives are represented by the icon in the top left of the screen, on the CPC plus it will be a 'heart' icon, on the normal CPC it will be a skull. You have three lives per continue, one is lost each time you hit a bullet,enemy or harmful background object
Smart-Bomb Scroll Your smartbombs are represented by scroll icons in the bottom left of the screen, you have 3 per continue, and they will kill all enemies and clear all bullets

The Curse Collection!

Chibiko can power up her Magic by collecting "Curse Cubes"... These are Black Magic Curses which have been sealed in a cube.
There are three kinds of Cube, each has a different effect:
Curse-Cube - Extra Power!Double PowerDoubles the damage your shots do to the Enemies, whoever gets it, double powere affects both players! - Max 1
Curse-Cube - DronePentagram DroneAdds a Pentagram drone which assists your fire - Max 2
Curse-Cube - SpeedupSpeed BoostIncreases the rate of your Magic blasts - Max 3

Gameplay Hints

Curse for Victory! try to ensure you get all the curse cubes in a level - with no power ups the end boss fight will be impossible - Use smart bombs, or take a hit to grab them! Remember: Curse cubes only last one level, so you will have to re-collect them when you Level Up!

Boss Blasting! Smartbombs do not damage Boss enemies - you can use them to clear away heavy enemy fire, or boss drones, but only regular blasting will hurt the boss - most Boss enemies will change in appearence when seriously hurt - the last boss has a life bar.

Conserve your Ammo! the game engine only allows 36 player shots on screen. with heavy powerups you may find you are unable to fire as much as you want - make sure you aim your fire to hit enemies, and make your hits count!

Know your limits! Your hitzone is the small red dot in the middle of you character - you move more slowly while holdi fire so weave around enemy fire - release fire to run away quickly... Also its worth noting your drones are invincible, sometimes you can use them to shoot an enemy just above or below, while you stay out the way!


Gameplay Options

Continues Specify the number of continues you have

Game Difficulty There are 4 difficulty settings, 'Chibi Akuma' is the default... 'Hyper Akuma' is more similar to the gameplay in the first game

Use TotO Multiplay Use TotO's multiplay Joystick adapter - allows for 2x 3 fire joysticks with no keyclash.

2P Continue Mode in 2 player mode, you can either share the same count of continues - encouraging 'co-operative' play, or each have your own 'continue store' - so stealing all the powerups and leaving your sibling to die will be to your advantage!

Gameplay Mode the gameplay in Level 5 is diferent to the rest of the game - once you win you can play the whole game in this 'alternative mode'

ScreenShake Allows hardware screen shaking by repositioning the drawing area - if your display does not work well with this, turn it off

PlusSprite Flicker Flicker player sprites while firing to allow you to see the bullets around you for better weaving

RasterColor Flicker Allows the use of 2 color palettes, which are alternated each 50hz refresh - this is used to simulate nicer colors not contained in the CPC palette

ScreenShake Allows hardware screen shaking by repositioning the drawing area - if your display does not work well with this, turn it off

SmartBombs Select the number of Smartbombs you get with each continue


Chibi Akumas: Episode 2 Title Screen
Chibi Akuma(s) Titlescreen - with Raster color switching

Chibi Akumas: Ep2 Unlocked Bonus Screen
Unlocked Bonus Menu - With Yumi an Yume!

Chibi Akumas Ep2 - Confrontation - Chibiko & Bochan... Attack!
Level 1 - Medieval... Chibiko & Bochan - Attack!

Chibi Akuma(s) Poster
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Chibi Akuma(s) would not have been possible without the following community websites: cpcwiki.eu, cantrell.org.uk,cpctech.cpc-live.com, tutorials.eeems.ca
The following software was used during Development:WinApe, ConvImgCpc,Krita,Blender, Arnold

Warning!: This game is comedy fiction which contains graphic violence, bad language and religious themes which will be offensive to some people. the games rating is R-15, if you do not shows like "South Park" you will not enjoy this game
This game is not suitable for children - if you think a psychotic monster is a good role model for your kids I think you need to re-assess your parenting methods!
I do not condone or encourage any of actions portrayed in this game ! This is FICTION. if you cannot tell the difference between what is acceptable in a game and real life you should not be playing this - Killing people and drinking their blood is NOT COOL!... I despair that I have to point this crap out, but it seems I do

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