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Darius Gaiden

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.2
SEGA Saturn
75
3.7
Windows
...
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 Destroyed the boss.
Darius Gaiden Windows Golden Ogre, the end of level A boss
Darius Gaiden SEGA Saturn Oh no, fish attack!
Darius Gaiden Arcade First wave.

Alternate Titles

  • "ダライアス外伝" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Close....your...eyyyyyyyes..... Windows Satoshi Kunsai (1816)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Gamer Windows 2001 74 out of 100 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn May, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B- 67
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 (203), Satoshi Kunsai (1816), quizzley7 (21215) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (55506)