Mushihimesama MastheadMushihimesama Masthead


Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
Spread the word:

General Information

Available on:PCNov 5, 2015

Developer: CAVE Interactive CO.

Publisher: Degica

Genres: Arcade, Action

Mushihimesama (“Bug Princess” in English) is a vertical shooting game set in a beautiful fantasy world. Huge insect-like creatures called Koju roam the forest outside the village of Hoshifuri. When Reco's people fall to a mysterious sickness, the young princess decides to leave the village and meet the God of the Koju, who may provide a cure. Riding her faithful Golden Beetle friend Kiniro, Reco must traverse the wilds, braving the hostile landscape and the aggressive Koju beasts on her journey through the Shinju Forest.

Mushihimesama Critic Reviews

View All (20 total)

It’s a bit redundant to say as nearly every Cave shooter is a “must play” title, but Mushihimesama is required reading for shmup fans. Whether you’re going at it solo or with a friend, on the highest difficulty setting or the lowest, Mushihimesama is incredibly easy to spend an afternoon with for years to come.

Read full review

Navigating the bullet hell of Mushihimesama is incredibly satisfying, but not everyone will be prepared for the sheer difficulty of this classic Shmup.

Read full review

A beautiful, charming, humbling, and difficult experience that's a good fit for shoot 'em up fans, but perhaps strange and unwelcoming to newcomers.

Read full review

Game studio Cave brings its addictive, hardcore shooter classic to PC with a wealth of features, options, and gameplay modes.

Read full review

Audience Reviews

There are no audience reviews yet! Click the button below to add the first one!

Where to Buy

Green Man Gaming
Mushihimesama Trailer thumbnail

Mushihimesama Trailer

Mushihimesama Screenshot 1
Mushihimesama Screenshot 2