Raizing/Gaga 1996 Sega Saturn

Sippu Mahou Daisakusen is the second game in the Mahou Daisakusen shooter series by Raizing. Raizing's games are famed among shooter fans for their style, immaculately honed gameplay, and fantastic attention to graphical detail, and 'Sippu' aka Kingdom Grandprix is no exception. Whereas the first game of the trilogy, Mahou Daisakusen (1993) itself, was a straightforward vertical shooter (if a very good one) this game takes the form of a bizarre but highly original 'shooter-racing' hybrid set in a fantasy kingdom, where eight contestants must race against the clock and each other, while blasting their way through a host of surreal levels, enemies and bosses to the finish line. By the way it took me forever to track down this Saturn game - however recently Kingdom Grand Prix was emulated, along with its prequel Mahou Daisakusen in Raine.. which is good news for Shooter/Emulation fans everywhere! Equally great news is that the third game in the series- Great Mahou Daisakusen (2000) - is now in arcades running on Capcom's CPS 2 board and is thus a possible candidate for home conversion to the Dreamcast..mmm!!

Eight different selectable characters are available in game.. which is nice..


Some screenshots of Kingdom Grand Prix
and the other titles in the series

Alternatively have a peek at a couple
of other excellent Raizing titles:
Battle Garegga