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Long time ago, the planet of Darius went into ruin but Proco and Tiat of Darius gave birth to a new planet and named it Orga. After the passing of many centuries, Proco Jr. and Tiat Young receive a strange radio broadcast from the galaxy. They discover the radio broadcast is a mayday signal from another descendant of Darius. They board the Silverhawk, preparing to defeat an evil force and journey to the galaxy.

Darius II, or Sagaia as it is known in the West, is the second installment in Taito's shoot 'em up series. Its main distinguishing features are the non-linear level system and the enemies, which are different kinds of seafood.


Sagaia Genesis Title screen (US version)
Sagaia Genesis Some levels have a mini-boss half way through
Sagaia Genesis Title screen (Japanese version)
Sagaia Genesis Powerful weaponry to destroy multiple enemies with a single shot can be key

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Darius II" -- PC Engine CD title
  • "ダライアスII" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Darius II" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines May, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Sega Does May 17, 2017 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic May 23, 2003 B+ 83
Retrogaming History Mar 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Jun 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1991 30 out of 40 75
Power Play Mar, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1991 8 out of 12 67


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Servo (57393) added Sagaia (Genesis) on Apr 30, 2005
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