SUPER RAIDEN (HUDSON SOFT / SEIBU KAIHATSU)

 SUPER CD-ROM2 (JAPANESE VERSION)

Itís difficult for me to make comments about this great PC-ENGINE game, since Iím really addicted on it, but letís go! Raiden was formerly released on Hu-Card, and this enhanced CD version is virtually the same, except for the high-quality Audio-CD musics. Thereís no opening sequence or animated cinemas between the stages. Raiden had also been released on Super Nes, Mega Drive, Playstation and arcadeÖ IMHO, the PC-ENGINE version is just a step behind the Playstation one, which I believe is the best.

 

Super Raiden is a conversion, made by Hudson Soft, of the famous shooter created by Seibu Kaihatsu, back in 1990. Though the game isnít amazing on graphic aspects, it is certainly one of the most catching shooters ever made. It has some very detailed backgrounds and sprites, although thereís no kind of special effects, like dual playfield scrolling, or scalling. Musics are very nice, but they could have been better, specially when compared to those made for the Playstation version. But the most attractive aspect on Super Raiden is, certainly, its outstanding playability. On the other hand, prepare yourself to face one of the most difficult vertical shooters of all-time!

In this game, you can use two kinds of weapons and missiles. You can find some items within enemy ships to power up your own aircraft. You can also collect bombs and extra lives. Use the bombs carefully, since there are places pretty impossible to pass through without them.

  

In resume, this is a typical game from the early 90ís, simple and really well done. For those who really enjoy a nice shooter, try it once and get addicted! You wonít regret! :)

 

Amon Guimar„es

(English Translation by Marcelo Reis)

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

83%

Playability

96%

Musics and Sound Effects

83%

Interest

91%

OVERALL

88%

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