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Radiant Silvergun

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The story of Radiant Silvergun begins with the end of the world. As the pilot of the starfighter Radiant Silvergun, you are sent back in time in search of the key to save the planet. In various time periods, you will battle hordes of enemies in search of an alien being known as the Origin. Only by destroying the Origin can the dark future of the planet be altered.

Radiant Silvergun is a top-down shooter from the Japanese codeshop Treasure (Gunstar Heroes, Silhouette Mirage) released in Japan for the Sega Saturn in 1998. To tackle the swarm of enemies that fill your screen you got three different means of attack. A straight shot, a homing laser and a devastating spread shot.


  • レイディアント シルバーガン - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

23 People (20 developers, 3 thanks) · View all

Directed by
Produced by
Assistant Director
Based on Story/Screenplay by
Tyrant Programer
Zako Enemies Program and Set by
Boss Enemies Program by
BG, Demo, 5 Bosses
Tool Program
Inu Program
Object Design
Object Design Rookie
BG Graphic
Character Designed by
Music by
Sound Effects
Opening, Ending Picture by
  • Gonzo
English Translation
Special Thanks
Debug Cooperator
  • KJI
[ full credits ]



1001 Video Games

The Arcade and Saturn versions of Radiant Silvergun appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development history

The game was originally set for development at the Japanese branch of Time Warner Interactive. However, when TWI closed down shortly after the release of Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru, director Hiroshi Iuchi returned to former employer Treasure, where development was restarted and the game was finally produced.


The rarity of this game is such, that "new" copies of the game sell for $500 US at the Play Asia online retailer. Similarly, 2nd hand copies are rarely less than $200 on e-bay.

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  • MobyGames ID: 17870


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Magnus Svensson.

Xbox 360 added by Riemann80. Nintendo Switch added by Rik Hideto. Arcade added by The cranky hermit. Xbox One added by Eufemiano Bullanga.

Additional contributors: Dae, Keeper Garrett, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, FatherJack.

Game added June 4th, 2005. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.