Daisakusen (1993) is the
first game in the Mahou Daisakusen series and
unlike the sequel Kingdom Grandprix is a
straightforward vertical shooter with some lovely
fantasy graphics and bosses. Those who have
played Kingdom Grandprix will recognise the four
player-characters which include Valhallyzer the
Warrior, Gun-Dalf the Sorceress, Miyomato the
Dragon and Golgodian the Necromancer. Pickups as
in Kingdom Grandprix, come in the form of
'spell-books' which increase your firepower
uniquely in the case of each character. Typical
Raizing vertical shootemup fare really - but
brimming with style and playability as usual..
(ABOVE RIGHT) First boss in the game appears halfway
through stage one,
a blimmin' great tortoise-fortress affair (hey that
(ABOVE) (Left) End of level boss number one.. medieval
flying mech bloke..
(Right) An amoaboid boss at the end of the 'sewer' level.
(ABOVE) The last few bosses are great hulking scary
things.. look at this enormous
skull-dragon monstrosity and the huge robotic knight boss
of the final stage.. yikes!
If you haven't already
done so be sure to have a look at the other two
in Raizings' Mahou
Daisakusen series, click on the links