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Thunder and lightning
By Damien McFerran 10 December 2012
Raiden Legacy | Publisher:
DotEmu | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Arcade | Players:
1 | Version:
For a series that never really came up with any new ideas, Seibu Kaihatsu's Raiden sure has a lofty reputation. While Irem's R-Type introduced the charge shot and Konami's Gradius boasted selectable power-ups, Raiden was content to simply refine what had already gone before.
As a result, it was an arcade smash-hit and has inspired no fewer than seven official sequels - some (but not all) of which are included in this portable collection.
Raiden Legacy contains the original 1990 coin-op classic along with Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive, and Raiden Fighters Jet. Raiden 2, Raiden DX, and Raiden III and IV are sadly not included, meaning this is far from being an exhaustive retrospective of the series.
Four of the best shooters money can buy in a single collection, Raiden Legacy is shooter perfection