Raiden Trada game by Micronet, Seibu Kaihatsu Inc., Toei, and Micronics
- Type: Shooter
- Available: Autumn 1991
- Levels: 8
- Difficulty: Average
The Earth is in peril, the human race in in an uproar due to the fact that a huge battlefleet of aliens whose greedy eyes are set on our home! The Forces have no time to set up an accurate defense force to combat the invaders. However, an experimental craft has been invented and has enough power to halt the aggressors advancement. Loads of weapons and bombs highlight this intense shooter.
Raiden is nothing more than an all-out explosion of head-to-head blaster action. You get a number of power-ups, lots of fire-power and the usual cast of bad guys and bosses. Sure, this isn't anything new, but it's presented in a very slick manner that makes the trip worthwhile!
An excellent vertically scrolling shooter. It isn't revolutionary as it utilizes older tried-and-true game play. But what makes this great is the fact that it does everything perfectly. Challenging game play, a good difficulty curve and graphics that are among the best on the Genesis.
Raiden is an exceptionally tough game in the arcade, this version is a bit toned down but still retains most of the aspects that made the coin-op a classic. Great game play that is filled with power-ups, tons of enemies to shoot at, and awesome explosion.
Raiden Trad doesn't appeal to me for one reason: originality. Why do all shooters have the same power-up varieties and weapons? Gaiares had first innovative power-up method in a long time! Otherwise, Raiden Trad is a good shooter, and takes its place in the huge family of Genesis shooters.
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