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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, end boss
RayStorm Arcade Player Select
RayStorm PlayStation Stage 3, dam busters
RayStorm PlayStation Game over, enter your initials

Promo Images

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


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


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