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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 Stage 3, over the dam
RayStorm Arcade Power-Up
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 2, end boss taking off
RayStorm Arcade Player Select

Promo Images

RayStorm Screenshot
RayStorm Screenshot
RayStorm Other From the game's official trailer
RayStorm Other A static screenshot from the product page


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

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Dec, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Joypad SEGA Saturn Jan, 1998 93 out of 100 93
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PlayStation Jun 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 1997 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 06, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Dec, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
HonestGamers PlayStation Jan 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jan 06, 2002 C+ 58


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