'Time Travel Shooting'
Taito/Virgin 1997 Sega Saturn
A port of a less well known Taito
F3 arcade shooter from 1995, Gekirindan is a pretty hard
game to come by these days. This is a solid enough
conversion (bar a little slowdown) of a game that reminds
me a little of some of Toaplan's earlier efforts with a
bit of Layer Section thrown in for good measure. The
puzzling time-travel plot (similar to Radiant
Silvergun's) serves to add to the level variety, and
there's a stonkingly great soundtrack too. Worth getting
hold of to try out the very original range of weaponry
configurations, which is a lot of fun..
a gander at this lot.. a more unlikely bunch of potential space
fighter pilots you will be hard pressed to meet. Unless
of course you play a lot of Japanese videogames..
the poster artwork for the original
arcade game. Click on a pic to enlarge.
screenshots can be found at the Raine home page here