Summary: Ahhh Raiden, the game that never changes. In any other realm that would be a diss, but for Raiden it's the supreme compliment. Accessible to all but tough as nails, this is what drew me to those arcade machines all those years ago. Even today this incarnation constantly has me saying "one more run, one more run", to me that's the mark of a great arcade game. The music is weaker than previous titles but that's no biggie.
Summary: This is an excellent port. I can't tell the difference between this & it's PCB arcade counterpart. I guess the only thing missing is the arcade cabinet. Buy this game if you enjoyed the previous Raiden games.
Summary: The Raiden series has been around since the early 90s, with games on just about every console since the 16-bit days. If you played video games in that time frame, chances are you've tried a Raiden game at least once. Raiden IV has a lot of similarities to III, however there are a lot of improvements that make this one a much better game. Raiden IV is a textbook example of the shmup genre.
Summary: This game is very challenging even on NORMAL difficulty, but it does have more options to make the game more accesible. What a ride...the graphics, the music, the multi form bosses and all the bullets raining on your ship. Gaming bliss. Needless to say, you better get your shmup senses on a Zen state, as this game will definitely try you. Only drawback for me was the few ships available.