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The evil alliance under the leadership of Belser is attacking your world; as pilot of a Silver Hawk fighter, your goal is to stop them! Darius Twin is a side scrolling shooter similar to other games in the Darius series. You'll fly through a series of different stages, each with numerous enemies and ending with a large boss. You begin the game with a limited amount of fire power, but after shooting certain enemies power ups are left behind to increase your capabilities. Unlike many of the Darius games, if your ship is destroyed you don't lose all of the weapons you've collected; likewise you also continue on at the same point rather than being sent back to a checkpoint. Similar to many of the Darius games there are different routes that can be taken towards the final stage. At the end of each stage, you are shown a map and can select the next stage you would like to complete.


Darius Twin SNES A giant end of level lobster!
Darius Twin SNES I have some pretty powerful weapons now.
Darius Twin SNES Caught in a swarm of enemies...
Darius Twin SNES Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "ダライアスツイン" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Video Games SNES Jun, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Score SNES Dec, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Power Play SNES Jul, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Nintendo Power Magazine SNES Nov, 1991 3.3 out of 5 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Aug, 1991 26 out of 40 65
Play Time SNES Mar, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Video Game Den SNES May 01, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Jun, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 17, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50


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