Fans of Gradius or Darius Gaiden will be treated to gorgeous mix of 2D and 3D graphics: fully textured 3D ships against highly detailed 2D backdrops. There are many new ships, weapons, and power-ups; end-level 'boss' enemies are appropriately huge, menacing, and tough to kill. The game's best innovation is the addition of "capture balls" - a new kind of weapon you can shoot (with limited ammo) to capture enemy ships. Captured ships can be used as a weapon (with its firepower added to yours), a bomb, a shield, or a Super Laser. Depending on the kind of ship you capture, the captured ship can homing missiles, fireballs, lasers, or other weapons.
With excellent graphics, smooth gameplay that rivals the better-known PlayStation version, and innovations like the capture balls, G-Darius is a worthy successor to Gradius series, and a worthwhile underdog to add to every shooter fan's collection. Highly recommended!
|Average Rating:||8.64 [56 votes]|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|System Requirements:||Windows 95/98|
|If you like this game, try:||Darius Gaiden, RayCrisis, Idinaloq|
|Technical Notes:||CD-rip version|
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