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: 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.
Summary: Raiden IV is the most recent title in the beloved Raiden franchise. In my opinion, Raiden is the greatest franchise in shoot 'em up history. Not only did I receive one of the best Raiden titles to date with Raiden IV, but there was a soundtrack included in the case, too; you'll definitely want the soundtrack, as it offers some exceptional Raiden IV themes!
Summary: RaidenIV is one of those games you can easily remember or forget as a railshooter of the 90's trying to continue to keep its name as a ongoing classic. But needless to say it holds up to its content and excitement and addictiveness for any player who loves botton mashing, intense eye coordinated motion that leaves you dieing to get through the array of ships and massive bosses that light up the screen filled with energy balls seeming impossible to dodge.
Summary: Bought this because it was on sale, and remembered how fun it was in the arcade. The game does a pretty good job of staying true to the original, but with better graphics. If you like the arcade version, can't see why you wouldn't like this one. Best part about it is, it won't cost you a million quarters to win now!