Originally released on the Xbox 360 in 2007, Bullet Witch developed a cult following, with its popularity being credited to its (at the time) unique battle system and fresh take on the end-of-the-world dynamic.
Amnesiac Bullet Witch
Players take control of Alicia, the titular Bullet Witch and an amnesiac with no memories of her past. However, the few things she does remember lead her to take on a mission to rid the world of a host of demons that are taking over the world. What follows is more than your average shooter, with the game’s battle system providing some entertaining, if occasionally irritating, sequences.
The game boasted a number of features upon release, including:
- This Is My Broomstick: Alicia’s gunrod can transform on the fly into four different weapons, each of which can be enchanted for extra punches and special perks. Mow down enemies to charge your magic meter, then call down thunderbolts, tornadoes, and even meteors to blast the rest of them to kingdom come. Few gaming heroines have ever wielded as much raw power as Alicia at her peak.
- The Path Of Destruction: Nothing is safe from your wrath, least of all the environment around you. Your magic can tear the roofs off of buildings, ignite an entire gas station, or level towers. If any enemies survive, use your telekinesis on the rubble to throw it at them and crush them flat.
- You Are Not Alone: Your strength and bravery will inspire the battle-hardened resistance fighters around you. Soon enough, they’ll fight by your side. Use your magic to keep them alive, and they just might return the favor.
The PC release of Bullet Witch includes all the original game’s costumes and bonus missions for free. Beat the game once to unlock the latter; the costumes are available from the start.
The game ends with Alicia liberating just one city from demon control. Because of that, a sequel would have plenty of room to expand Alicia’s story. It could even take it in another direction with a new protagonist. And a possible sequel isn’t unlikely; a Windows version of the game recently made its way onto Steam, giving Bullet Witch fans hope that a sequel might be on its way.