DescriptionThe story of Radiant Silvergun begins with the end of the world. As the pilot of the starfighter Radiant Silvergun you are sent back in time in search of the key to save the planet. In various time periods you will battle hordes of enemies in search for an alien being knows as the Origin. Only by destroying the Origin can the dark future of the planet be altered.
Radiant Silvergun is a top-down shooter from the Japanese codeshop Treasure (Gunstar Heroes, Silhouette Mirage) released in Japan for the Sega Saturn in 1998. To tackle the swarm of enemies that fill your screen you got three different means of attack. A straight shot, a homing laser and a devastating spread shot.
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- "レイディアント シルバーガン" -- Japanese spelling
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade and Saturn versions of Radiant Silvergun appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Development historyThe game was originally set for development at the Japanese branch of Time Warner Interactive. However, when TWI closed down shortly after the release of Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru, director Hiroshi Iuchi returned to former employer Treasure, where development was restarted and the game was finally produced.
RarityThe rarity of this game is such, that "new" copies of the game sell for $500 US at the Play Asia online retailer. Similarly, 2nd hand copies are rarely less than $200 on e-bay.