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Raiden

Raiden
GenreShoot em up
Developer / PublisherHudson Soft
Released1992
Media1 x cartridge
Rating
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Gameplay:
Excellent
Reviewed byndial
A conversion of the classic arcade shoot 'em up on the PC Engine. A great shooter!
 
Review
Raiden In the year 2090, Earth has suddenly become the target of deranged aliens. Following the invasion, a new cutting-edge weapon, the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, based on the destroyed alien craft, is created for humanity's hope for survival. You pilot the "Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter" through waves of enemies, and several levels. There are two types of weapons, and you can collect several powerups for them to make them stronger. There are bombs and missile powerups as well as collectable medals which add to the score. Raiden is one of the all-time greats in the annals of shoot 'em up history. It's not just the excellent graphics and sounds, but the engaging gameplay that keeps you addicted for ages. It's also capable of throwing up some hair-raising moments, and bullet dodging skills are pushed to the extreme. Thankfully, despite its toughness, it doesn't get too frustrating. Note that the CD version has better sound effects than the HuCard, and also additional levels. It also contains brilliant arrangements of the music.

Graphically, the game is great! It features great colors, fluid scrolling and lots of enemy sprites on screen on the screen at one time! You will immediately realize the GPU's capabilites of the PC-Engine. The game looks too close to the original arcade version! As far as the sound, the game uses pretty nice in-game catchy tunes and great sfx. A trully great shoot em up that reminded me great times on similar games on the coin-ops (arcades)!
 
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PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 / TurboDuo

PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 / TurboDuoCPU: HuC6280 8bit at 3.6MHz
MEMORY: 8KB RAM
GRAPHICS: Dual 16-bit GPUs (HuC6260 Video Color Encoder, HuC6270A Video Display Controller), 64KB VRAM,
482 colors at once out of 512, 64 hardware sprites,
Supports: 256 x 256 to 320x256 flicker free interlaced screen resolution.
A 512x256 mode is possible through fiddling with registers, but not
SOUND: Capable of generating clear digitized sounds and harmonized music. Use of "Turbo Booster" add-on, could generate stereo sound.
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The PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 / TurboDuo (default) color palette
9-bit RGB 512-color palette (482 on-screen)
 
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