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The Games Machine (UK)
This is where Darius+ falls down: it's so hard you can never get weapons to match the enemy's. Graphically the game is good and the range of weaponry impressive. However, the ship is so slow moving it's almost impossible to get out of the way in time. And when you die, you lose all weapons - the Fattie Fish being impossible to beat without every possible offensive weapon. You just can't win.
Darius was a real blast in the arcades and I was really looking forward to this enhances version. However, fans - be warned: if you are looking for a close conversion, this isn't it. That's not to say that Darius+ isn't a good game, it is. What the programmers have done is to have compromised the three-screen aspect and added extra weapons instead. The graphics are very well presented and the sound good, too. However, I found that the screen became rather cluttered during the game's more intense moments. Without doubt, Darius+ is a good little shoot'em-up, but I can't help feeling that it's not a patch on the original.