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  • Summary: Castle of Shikigami III is a vertical scrolling shoot’em-up for the Wii. Tension Bonus System - Your proximity to enemy units and gunfire determines your score and firepower. 10 memorable characters - Each character has their own specialized weapons and powers, anything from chain lightningCastle of Shikigami III is a vertical scrolling shoot’em-up for the Wii. Tension Bonus System - Your proximity to enemy units and gunfire determines your score and firepower. 10 memorable characters - Each character has their own specialized weapons and powers, anything from chain lightning to psychic blades. 55 possible story combinations - Experience a wide variety of scenarios with fully voiced dialogue. 2 Player Co-op Mode - Dodge a never-ending barrage of bullets alone or with a friend. Exclusive console-only Dramatic Change Mode - Switch between two characters in the middle of the fight to improve your chances for survival! [Aksys Games] Expand
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  1. 79
    Fans of shooters, anime, or just general Japanese weirdness should definitely spend some time in Castle of Shikigami III. It's a fine-tuned shmup that, while not revolutionary, has all the makings of a fun, challenging game.
  2. Ultimately, Castle of Shikigami III is fun and has good replay value since each character feels different and has a unique storyline--the storylines even take a second player into account when you're playing cooperatively, which is a nice touch. [May 2008, p.90]
  3. When you look past the flashy presentation, you’ll realize that this game is simply a decent, fun, and challenging vertical shooter. Nothing more, nothing less.
  4. The mere fact that it fills a niche on the Wii doesn't excuse this disappointing lack of substance. [May 2008, p.95]
  5. Castle of Shikigami III is a great title for people who enjoy the occasional classic, arcade-style game. However, it has a decided lack of content and doesn't offer much beyond the initial experience.
  6. Frustrating or not, Shikigami isn't a bad shooter. [June 2008, p.78]
  7. 58
    As a port of the arcade game, Shikigami certainly succeeds in delivering the same level of shooting intensity at home on the Wii -- it's just that, fundamentally, this is a game that really only the most hardcore shooter fans will truly master and then enjoy.

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  1. RandalZ
    Dec 30, 2008
    8
    This is a game that is fully enjoyed in a single sitting. The replayability is great if you strive to improve your score each time or even This is a game that is fully enjoyed in a single sitting. The replayability is great if you strive to improve your score each time or even beat it on a single credit. This kind of game is best played against another skilled player. Games of this genre are simply about bragging rights they are not meant to be 80 hour long mildly interactive games and should not be compared to such games. Expand
  2. PaulD
    May 22, 2008
    7
    This game is niche. So if you like bullet-hell sh'mups, anime, and campy voiceacting look no further.