| paleface [sys=PC; cat=Shooter_Vert; loc=JPN]
BWRP can be downloaded for free from developer xxgameroom's itch.io channel: https://xxgameroom.itch.io/
I looked through most of the games in the Free Shmup Wiki list https://shmups.wiki/library/Free_to_Play and BWRP was the one I found that DIDN'T have the flashing or strobing hit flash FX on enemies that have been in pretty much every other modern Japanese-style shmup, and which don't play well with my occasionally photosensitive old eyeballs. So I hadn't been able to shmup for a few years here, but now I can again--thanks, xxgameroom! : D (Enemies highlight in a solid color when shot, rather than flashing. How hard was that, all you other developers who've been gouging my eyes all this time???)
Got pretty far already but haven't tried Hell difficulty, or the other ships.
"Accel" is the name of an unlockable difficulty level in the follow-up, Blue Wish Desire, so maybe it makes the game harder or something? Faster enemies/bullets, maybe? Not sure yet.
Oh! Actually this game does have the x8, sorta Ketsui-like scoring cubes that appear from destroyed enemies and count down their bonus multiplier rapidly as they fly toward your ship, only they're light aqua here instead of orange as in Blue Wish Desire, so somehow I completely overlooked them! So you'd get more money if you blew up ships when you were within about 1/3rd of the screen from them.
|The big pulsing bullets seem to mess with my eyes a bit on their own--not as bad as the multiple bullet colors in Blue Wish Desire, though.