"Raiden 2 remix" as it has been
dubbed by a lot of people on the internet
(though would that be a bad thing?). Another
one of the few good PSX shooters, proving
that the machine can be good with sprites if
you know what you're doing :) Proper vertical
mode is included for the purists, and there
are two remixed soundtracks along with the
arcade original ("original release"
and "Viper Phase 1").
Three courses are available. Training is a
huge level in which you only have one credit
(unless you cheat and play 2P) - so it may as
well be called "Score Attack"
has five levels, and may just be plain Raiden
2 as there is some reference to it above the
course select bit. Expert has 8 levels and an
extra bonus level as well. I'm sure I've
managed to skip parts of this course out by
doing well, but haven't managed to work out
a pattern to it. Unfortunately, I haven't
played Raiden 2 in ages, or would be able to
a better comparison. Sorry :P
The only problem I have with this game (and
Raidens 1 & 2) is that
after playing loads of other shooters, your
craft seems a bit slow.
Other than that, recommended to those looking
for an old-skool blaster.
Thanks to Steve Perry at
above info and the scans!
(I still don't have this game yet :()
For more Raiden related info make
sure you check out the 'Raiden
review on this site and also get yourself
over to 'The Raiden
Website' for tons
of in depth information on all the games in
the series including Raiden DX..
And if you are interested in the brilliant Raiden
Fighters or Viper
check out Raiden