So, I don’t have too many connections but I do have one game on a hard drive that I’m pretty sure can’t be found elsewhere! It’s called Pink Rose Garden Touhou and this story is going to seem kind of familiar. It’s Victory Trembly all over again!
For those of you scratching your heads, this game was available on a particular forum, the Pink Rose Garden, dedicated to PinkKittyRose. Now then, from what I can find, this was released around 2012(?). (I have a video mentioning it was just released dating back to that time.) This was back when annotations were still a thing and Pink was still using YouTube and text, as opposed to Twitch. Those forums have since gone down. When? Uh, I don’t know. I was never on them.
But I still have the zip file on my hard drive and I just might upload some place for posterity. Perhaps I could talk to our new
overlords partners, Gaming Alexandria, about hosting it.
So What is This Blasted Thing?
If you recognized that last word, you may have an idea of how it plays. If I had to make a comparison, it’s to Pink as A Super Mario Thing is to raocow in that it’s a game themed around a particular internet person and their community. And they start as early as the first level theme.
In terms of gameplay, it’s a bullet hell game. What does that mean? Imagine a game like Gradius or Galaga. Now fill the screen with bullets and other deadly things. You have a pretty good idea of what it is. Or just imagine a Touhou game.