Summary: This shooter is a great value for it's price. The biggest flaws is that the three games included are very similar to each other. Seriously, it seems like each game is just the same five levels but with different ships. Also, the games lacks online co-op but you won't miss it so much since the local co-op is a lot of fun. Other than that the game is an excellent shooter, with visual that you come to expect from a Japanese shooter.
Summary: This game is awesome, if you like it at the arcade before, you definitely got to get it. With the price being only $19.99 when it was released, I didn't bother to wait and get it for a bit less used. Definitely don't regret paying full price for new because it's really fun.
Summary: Ever want to go back to the good ol days of 2d shooters at the arcade? Ever want to experience what your childhood or earlier stages of life had for a quarter. Then you got it right here. 3 classic games in 1. Raiden fighters is just that. The music is the same the levels are the same the challenges are all there. Single player co-op refinished graphics to make it seem crisp on a hd tv.
Summary: Raiden Fighters Aces combines three games in the Raiden series, the top-down, fighter-plane-bullet-hell-quarter-eating games that give you so much enjoyment and carpal tunnel syndrome in the arcades into one game. All three are one to two player experiences, and, to be frank, aren't very deep. These are arcade games, after all. A simple game deserves a simple review. There are enemies, you shoot the enemies, the enemies try to shoot you.
Great old-school 2-player fun, perfect for kids and adults
5 August 2009
Summary: Just like the 80s arcade games, and as much fun as I remember! This includes three Raiden games (1 - 3), but I'm not sure if all three were originally arcade games. My 13-year-old son is used to the modern stuff, but we've had a blast playing this together. Well worth the bargain price ($20 for me). In case you're not familiar or don't remember, this is a front-scrolling shooter, with vehicles only (no people, no zombies, no blood).
Summary: All three of Raiden's spin-off series, Raiden Fighers, on one disc with almost as many options as you'd find on an emulator like MAME. Change the orientation of the screen, lives, continues, framerate, color filters, interlacing filter thingies, etc. for all three games. The three games themselves all follow the same formula: Blow up crap, blow up enemies, and blow up boss. BIG SCORE!!!
Summary: The Raiden series has been around forever it seems, and has retained a tried but true formula of top-down shooting action. Raiden Fighters Aces features the Raiden Fighters trilogy on one disc, with some technical advancements made specifically for release on the XBox 360. Now while some may think that these games would be better suited for release on the XBox Live Arcade, I beg to differ.