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Soukyugurentai is a top-down shooter using an elaborate combination of pre-rendered and real-time 3D graphics as well as 2D pixel art.
The player is given a choice to control one of the three fighter ships of the JIN-SET Corporation Self-Defense Corps, all with strangely fish-themed names - S.O.Q. 004 Swordfish, S.O.Q. 010 Mackerel,and S.O.Q. 025 Scallop. Each ship comes with a unique, upgradable weapon system - Swordfish uses an all-around average rapid fire gun, Mackerel fires a weak laser and homing missiles, while Scallop obliterates foes with a narrowly-focused rail gun and a sub-cannon that fires in a direction opposite to the ship's motion. In addition to the primary weapons each ship carries a lock-on laser, activated by holding down the fire button.


Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn Level 3... whoops! I died...
Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn Level 2.
Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn Entering my initials.
Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn An intro shot. All the player ships have fish-themed names.

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Alternate Titles

  • "蒼穹紅蓮隊" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Terra Diver" -- Planned US and European title.

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The Video Game Critic Sep 19, 2009 A 100 Nov 06, 2016 18 out of 20 90
neXGam 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot May 20, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Defunct Games Sep 15, 2007 80 out of 100 80


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DarkFalzX (4874) added Sōkyūgurentai (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 15, 2007
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