氷の華

5P Battle Dodge Obstacle, Ice 128x128 - by zzerg$$ in mid 2000s
Dodge erratic patterns of deadly projectiles as your blinking gunner barrages each level's boss unit.
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Download StarCraft Map: Flower Series, Flower of Ice, Flower of Fire, Flower of Blood, Flower of Daemon
Levels: 12 // Lives: 20, +13 buyable per level to self-revive // Features: Music, Ban
Award: Practical Innovation

It was by serendipity that I came across this rather unique Korean map while browsing the English staredit.net database. Comparable to the hardest bound maps, Flower of Ice adds the excitement of shooting games to the intensity of dodging gameplay. Basically the Flower series is an adaptation of the bullet hell style shooting games, and not being a misnomer, player-controlled ships must dodge rains of instant-kill bullets while strafing the level's boss unit. To adapt the shooting aspect to StarCraft, the creator split the player's "ship" to a dodger (Ling) and a gunner (air unit); the player controls the Ling, while an anti-air unit is constantly created and removed near the Ling to simulate a variable-rate shooter. As it is a challenging game, players will have to practice and replay the map several times to really enjoy its complexity.

Gunner  Rate      Damage  Special
KulM    VeryFast   60+8   destroy all bullets
Alan    Slow      124+26  four Alans attack once
FenD    Medium    111+13  +1 life
Dani    Medium     91+8   -1 life +1 upgrade