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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 SEGA Saturn Results
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 3, dam busters
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 1, first end boss
RayStorm SEGA Saturn An army of tanks welcomes our return from the sea.

Promo Images

RayStorm Screenshot
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

Joypad SEGA Saturn Jan, 1998 93 out of 100 93
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Aug, 1997 33 out of 40 82
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1997 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Classic-games.net PlayStation Oct 19, 2022 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 03, 2010 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 06, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN PlayStation Sep 11, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) PlayStation Jan 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jan 06, 2002 C+ 58


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