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Raiden (TurboGrafx-16)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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In the year 2090, Earth is invaded by extra-terrestrials. The World Alliance of Nations has developed a supersonic attack fighter, Raiden, to defend the Earth. A pilot must take control of the experimental fighter to destroy the alien warships that just happen to look like odd variations of typical military tanks and planes with gadgets attached to them.

Raiden (called Raiden Trad on the Genesis and SNES) is an over-head vertical-scrolling shooter, based on an arcade game of the same title. It features two forms of weapon upgrades and two types of missiles (normal or homing). You start the game with several bombs which you can use to destroy most enemies on the screen to get yourself out of a jam. Each level ends with a large boss or bosses.


Raiden TurboGrafx-16 Nuked!
Raiden TurboGrafx-16 This seems about right...
Raiden TurboGrafx-16 Title screen
Raiden TurboGrafx-16 My gun is too crappy for this!

Alternate Titles

  • "雷電伝説" -- Japanese SNES/Genesis spelling
  • "雷電" -- Japanese spelling
  • "雷电" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Raiden Trad" -- SNES/Genesis title
  • "Raiden Densetsu" -- Japanese SNES/Genesis title

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User Reviews

Best home version of Raiden. Majestic Lizard (655) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Mar 20, 2010 A 100
1UP! Apr 06, 2012 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Two versions were released - 3.5" floppy disk and CD-ROM which features over 42 minutes of CD audio music.
RKL (5614) added Raiden (TurboGrafx-16) on Dec 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (15119), haynor666 (629), FatherJack (19385), Sciere (234463), Servo (55896), Игги Друге (38180), Tomer Gabel (4416) and Majestic Lizard (655)