- LinkRaiden Legacy
- PlatformsPC, iOS, Android, OUYA
- Release date2013-08-04
Shmup as shmup can
This old skool top-down Shoot ’em Up series was originally created by Seibu Kaihatsu and ported to Android by DotEmu. The Legacy package includes the original Raiden (1990) and three Spin-Offs: Raiden Fighters (1996), Raiden Fighters II (1997) and Raiden Fighters Jet (1998), probably the best of the series and one of the big shmups out there.
DotEmu added a few ‘enhancements’ and three different play modes: the ‘Arcade Mode’ plays like the original, the ‘Mission Mode’ to play all unlocked stages and a ‘Training Mode’ to practice every stage. They also designed a bunch of additional ships, each with its own characteristics and weapons.
One coole feature for couchgamers is the optional ‘Full-Screen Mode’, but for the loss of the original aspect ratio. Purists however are still able to play the ‘Original Mode’.
Don’t forget: weapon powerups just work with the right color! ;)
Raiden Legacy nearly offers everything, the genre fan wants: tons of different weapons and upgrades, a hell lot of enemies, big explosions and really hard boss fights.
The really sad thing about this port is the lack of the original 2 player mode which used to be
Sorry but it’s not planed for the moment. We are working on an update but it’s not about 2 players.
There are some performace issues only at 1080p, which DotEmu is aware of. They’re looking into this together with the OUYA team, but I don’t know if there ever will be a solution for this, though (Mame4Droid on the OUYA doesn’t have these issues).
Oh, and I forgot! Where the hack is the online leaderboard??? What’s the point of a shoot’em’up without an online leaderboard?
All shmup fans on the OUYA: unite and get them to change their plans! :D
Don’t be a pussy and switch off AutoFire! Try hard if your thumb can take it.
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