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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 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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