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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get more resources?
Extra lives are commonly referred to as extends or 1ups. The table below tells you what system for awarding extends each game uses.
In LoLK (Touhou 15) on Pointdevice Mode, you do not get any extra lives, but instead have the ability to retry a section when you die.
|#||Game||Extend system||Notes (m = million, b = billion)|
|Touhou 1||HRtP||Score||Every 400k*|
|Touhou 2||SoEW||Score||1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 8m|
|Touhou 3||PoDD||Score||10m and 20m|
|Touhou 4||LLS||Score||3m, 8m, 15m, 22m, 30m|
|Touhou 5||MS||Point items||Every 100|
|Touhou 6||EoSD||Score||Maingame: 10m, 20m, 40m, 60m|
|Touhou 7||PCB||Point items||Maingame: 50, 125, 200, 300, 450, 800, every +200 onwards|
Extra/Phantasm: 200, 500, 800, 1300
|Touhou 8||IN||Point items||Maingame: 100, 250, 500, 800, 1100|
Extra: 200 and 666
|Touhou 9||PoFV||Score||10m, 30m, 50m, 70m, 90m|
|Touhou 10||MoF||Score||Maingame: 20m, 40m, 80m, 150m|
Extra: 30m, 100m
|Touhou 11||SA||Lifepieces||Dropped when clearing a boss attack without dying, 5 per life|
|Touhou 12||UFO||Lifepieces||Dropped from red UFOs and bosses, 4 per life|
|Touhou 12.8||GFW||Motivation||Gained by freezing as well as shooting enemies|
|Touhou 13||TD||Lifepieces||Dropped by pink spirits and boss attacks, gradually increases from 8 per life up to 25 per life|
|Touhou 14||DDC||Lifepieces||Dropped every 5th bonus or on a x2.0 bonus, 3 per life|
|Touhou 15||LoLK||Lifepieces||Pointdevice Mode: -|
Legacy Mode: Gained by getting Chapter Bonuses, 3 per life**
|Touhou 16||HSiFS||Score||Maingame: 10m, 20m, 40m, 70m, 100m, 150m, 250m, 500m, 1b|
Extra: 10m, 20m, 40m, 60m, 80m, 100m
|Touhou 17||WBaWC||Lifepieces||Dropped when ending Roaring Mode with a lifepiece spirit in stock, 3 per life|
|Touhou 18||UM||Cards||See bottom of page|
* In HRtP (Touhou 1), you do not get an extra life for a multiple of 400k if the score is achieved through a stage clear bonus.
** In LoLK (Touhou 15), you need 5 lifepieces instead of 3 to gain a life in Extra.
Most games have bombs as a separate resource, shown right below your life count. However, in MoF (Touhou 10) and SA (Touhou 11) you bomb by spending Power. GFW (Touhou 12.8) has a unique bomb system, known as Perfect Freeze, which is a percentage up to 300% and costs 100% to use. Bombs do not exist in PoFV (Touhou 9).
The default stock is 3 bombs, which you receive both when starting a run and when you die. In some games though, it works a bit differently. Furthermore, you are awarded a bomb if you get an extra life when you already have the maximum number of lives.
|#||Game||Bomb system||Stock size||How to get bombs|
|Touhou 1||HRtP||Standard||1||Bomb items; you gain 1 bomb when you die|
|Touhou 2||SoEW||Standard||3**||Bomb items|
|Touhou 3||PoDD||Standard||2||2 bombs every new round|
|Touhou 4||LLS||Standard||2||Bomb items, clearing a stage (except the Final Stage)|
|Touhou 5||MS||Standard||3||Bomb items|
|Touhou 6||EoSD||Standard||3||Bomb items|
|Touhou 7||PCB||Standard||3***||Bomb items|
|Touhou 8||IN||Standard||3||Bomb items****|
|Touhou 10||MoF||Power||-||Every 1.00 power|
|Touhou 11||SA||Power||-||Every 1.00 power|
|Touhou 12||UFO||Standard||2||Bomb items and pieces dropped from green UFOs|
|Touhou 12.8||GFW||Perfect Freeze||-||Gained by freezing; you gain 25% when you die|
|Touhou 13||TD||Standard||2||Bombpieces dropped by green spirits and boss attacks, 8 per bomb|
|Touhou 14||DDC||Standard||3||Bombpieces dropped every bonus, unless a lifepiece is dropped; 8 per bomb|
|Touhou 15||LoLK||Standard||3||Pointdevice Mode: Gained by getting Chapter Bonuses, 5 per bomb|
Legacy Mode: Dropped by Spell Cards in Extra only, 5 per bomb
|Touhou 16||HSiFS||Standard||3||Bomb items, bombpieces dropped from capturing boss attacks and certain enemies|
|Touhou 17||WBaWC||Standard||3*****||Dropped when ending Roaring Mode with a bombpiece spirit in stock, 3 per bomb|
|Touhou 18||UM||Standard||3||See bottom of page|
** In SoEW (Touhou 2), when you die and have 0 extra lives left, you will receive 2 bombs in addition to the stock. You start out with 1 bomb in Extra.
*** In PCB (Touhou 7), Marisa and Sakuya have different bomb stocks. Marisa starts out with 2 bombs and Sakuya starts out with 4 bombs.
**** In IN (Touhou 8), if playing as Ghost Team, you get an extra bomb when clearing a stage with less than 3 bombs left.
***** In WBaWC (Touhou 17), if playing as an Otter shottype, you start out with 4 bombs.
Lives and bombs in UM (Touhou 18)
Lives can be gained by buying certain cards from the shop, as well as collecting fragment cards on stages. The Life Card will award a life. The Phoenix's Tail will award 3 lives. The Physical Enhancement Jizo will award a life, as well as awarding a fragment upon clearing each next stage. Using the Item Season card to summon Lily White, then defeating her, may cause her to drop a life fragment. The Fragmented Life Card will award a life fragment; that card is also dropped by certain stage enemies. The Dragon Pipe will award a life fragment for each time you capture a spell.
Bombs can be gained by buying certain cards from the shop as well. The Spell Card (not to be confused with the boss attacks) will award a bomb. Princess Kaguya's Secret Stash will award a bomb whenever you get hit. Spell Before The Fall will award a bomb when bought and also award a bomb upon clearing each next stage. Great Tengu's Barley Rice will award a bomb fragment if used at full power. Using the Item Season card to summon Lily White, then defeating her, may cause her to drop a bomb fragment. The Fragmented Spell Card will award a bomb fragment; that card is also dropped by certain stage enemies.