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Darius Gaiden (SEGA Saturn)

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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).

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Darius Gaiden SEGA Saturn Zone G
Darius Gaiden SEGA Saturn There are many paths to the end.
Darius Gaiden SEGA Saturn Zone A
Darius Gaiden SEGA Saturn Zone D

Alternate Titles

  • "ダライアス外伝" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Hobby Consolas Mar, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Defunct Games Sep 02, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
The Video Game Critic Oct 03, 2000 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1996 7.4 out of 10 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 B- 67
Game Players 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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quizzley7 (21215) added Darius Gaiden (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 11, 2003
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