DescriptionTake 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).
- "ダライアス外伝" -- Japanese spelling
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|Close....your...eyyyyyyyes.....||Windows||Satoshi Kunsai (1811)|
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|
|Defunct Games||SEGA Saturn||Sep 02, 2007||80 out of 100||80|
|GamePro (US)||SEGA Saturn||Apr, 1996||4 out of 5||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 Revolution||SEGA Saturn||Jun 06, 2004||B-||67|
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TriviaAll 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.
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Darius Gaiden (Information about Darius Gaiden at Wikipedia)