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Darius Gaiden (Windows)

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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 Windows an end of level boss known as Folding Fan
Darius Gaiden Windows Welcome to Cave C
Darius Gaiden Windows an impressive weapon
Darius Gaiden Windows title screen / main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "ダライアス外伝" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Close....your...eyyyyyyyes..... Satoshi Kunsai (1816) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer 2001 74 out of 100 74

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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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Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Darius Gaiden (Windows) on Feb 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by f1reball (203), quizzley7 (21214) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (55640)