The 2nd installment in the project Shrine Maiden series.
The Story of Eastern Wonderland is a straightforward shoot'em-up, except that the player controls a flying girl instead of the typical spacecraft. When enemies are shot down, they may drop various "items", such as Power Ups or Point items. The game consists of 5 stages, each stage having a mid-boss and an end-of-stage boss.
In Eastern Wonderland, there is just one playable character: Reimu Hakurei. She can, however, choose between 3 different shot types.
Base system / Power ups
The player starts at (fire) power 0. Enemies may drop Power Up items when shot. Collecting power up items raises the power by 1, gradually increasing the damage that Reimu's shots do.
The shots will also increase in amount as the power rises.
Base system / Extra lives
Extra lives are earned when the player reaches a certain score.
High score system in Eastern Wonderland
Eastern Wonderland, being the first straightforward shoot'em-up in the series, has a point system that is simple the very basics of the point system in the series.
Enemies sometimes drops a purple "point item". Collecting this yields points; the higher up on the screen, the higher the point.