Based on an arcade game of the same title, you're in the year 2090 were mother Earth has fallen to deranged aliens. The World Alliance of Nations has developed a supersonic attack fighter, Raiden, to defend the Earth. A pilot must take control of the experimental fighter to destroy the alien warships that just happen to look like odd variations of typical military tanks and planes with gadgets attached to them. A classic 2D arcade shoot em up. There are various power-ups available after destroying certain enemy units. Blue power-up icons give you lasers, a high strength weapon that fires directly forward. Red gives you multiple shots that spread out. "M"s give you forward firing missiles, an "H" gives you homing missiles, and a "B" gives you an extra nuclear bomb. Note that the game was developed also on DOS, Genesis, Jaguar, Lynx, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CD.
Showcasing the Atari Jaguar's 64-bit capabilities, Raiden enhances the vertical-shooter excitement of an all-time arcade favorite with brilliant sounds and exceptional speed and motion. The graphics are colorful, well detailed and fast and looked identical to the arcade (note that a gold "dashboard" off to the right side of the screen, that contains information such as score, lives remaining and credits left in order to keep the aspect ratio same to the arcades!). Each level has a different tune, and a different landscape to fly over. Pastures, beaches, forests, or towards the end, another planet and pirate space stations.