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Darius Gaiden

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
...
4.2
SEGA Saturn
76
3.8
Windows
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3.7
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Description

Take command of your Silverhawk fighters once again as you battle to take back the planet Darius from the evil forces that had overpowered it! Converted from the Taito 1994 arcade game for the Windows platform (9x and NT).

Screenshots

Darius Gaiden Arcade Avoid the bullets.
Darius Gaiden Arcade Level select.
Darius Gaiden Arcade Warning!!
Darius Gaiden SEGA Saturn Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ダライアス外伝" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Close....your...eyyyyyyyes..... Windows Satoshi Kunsai (1813)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Player One SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Sep 02, 2007 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Oct 03, 2000 B 75
PC Gamer Windows 2001 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 7.4 out of 10 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn May, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Game Players SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 53 out of 100 53

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Trivia

All of the music in this game was composed and performed once again by Taito's in-house (and kick-ass!) band, Zuntata. One of Zuntata's earliest works includes the music for the 1986 classic Bubble Bobble.

Evidently, Taito seems to have a thing about the aquatic theme you see in Darius; most of the enemy ships and all of the bosses are modelled after some form or another of marine life. This has been a staple in the Darius series since the first game, much like Konami's Gradius series and Easter Island heads.

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Contributed to by f1reball (210), Satoshi Kunsai (1813), quizzley7 (21211) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58030)