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RayStorm is a shoot'em-up game created for the arcades, later ported to the Playstation and Saturn home consoles. Although there is no story connection, it is often thought of as the spiritual successor to RayForce, which had similar gameplay.

You have 2 weapons at you disposal, a vulcan gun and a lock-on missile attack. You can also do 2 special attacks by using the lock-on system in a special way. The graphics are all in 3D, but the gameplay mechanics are in 2D. There are 7 stages, each ending with a giant end boss.


RayStorm PlayStation Title screen
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 1, Albion D.U.
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 4, rocket attack
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 3, end boss

Promo Images

RayStorm Other This is part of the page header
RayStorm Other From the game's official trailer
RayStorm Other From the game's official trailer
RayStorm Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Layer Section II" -- Japanese Saturn title
  • "レイヤーセクションⅡ" -- Japanese Saturn spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun Mar, 1997 80 out of 100 80 Jun 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Jul, 1997 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Mar 06, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
IGN Sep 11, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jan 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 06, 2002 C+ 58


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BdR (6837) added RayStorm (PlayStation) on Jul 08, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Foxhack (30897), Kabushi (256018) and Terok Nor (30363)