©1991 Toei Animation Col, Ltd.
©1990 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
Release: 1991-11-29 (¥8700)
Shoooter / Vertical
Released in America as
( SNS-RD-USA )
Here is the only Raiden title ever released for the Super
Famicom system. The original and now very influential classic arcade
game came out in 1990 and was originally released by Seibu Kaihatsu.
This version is supposed to be nothing more than a straight conversion
and most of the original features are present here : spread Vulcan gun,
blue laser beam and all the secondary weapons, including homing missiles
and the huge bombs that certainly made this title famous for. However,
stages happen to be shorter than the ones of the original arcade. Some
backgrounds elements have also disappeared.
The tinny cows and farmers from the first stage, for instance, are nowhere
to be found. Then all the ships,
including the players's, have lost their ground shadows. A two simultaneous player
mode is available though.