Truth has it on why Touhou 1: The Highly Responsive to Prayers NES Demake is still going strong even after a year and a half of its release, drawing in roughly three times of Drillimation’s average audience. It’s not clear on why it got there, but there may be a number of reasons and theories supporting it.
The following are some possible reasons for its popularity:
- The game is a breakout clone/block breaker game just like its original counterpart. These games tend to lean on the casual side of the gaming spectrum, but the game is more hardcore.
- The game is a great way for new players of Touhou Project to experience the world of Gensokyo for the very first time, even if they’ve never played one before.
- The use of NES Demake in the title could be tempting those to play the game even though the game isn’t on an NES ROM file.
If you have any other possible reasons for its popularity, feel free to drop a comment below.