$450 AU / ~$300 USD nets you a brand-new shmup for your Neo Geo AES. Too rich for my blood.
They said there were some troubles in their life and with the development a few times, but they assured it's coming...don't know if it really is coming anytime soon but to be fair, what they released was already great.Man, Blue Revolver was great. Haven't heard a peep about the revamped version in forever, though.
For those who didn't want to import, two versions of the Darius Cozmic collection coming to the West:
Buy Now! Publisher: TAITO, ININ Games Developer: TAITO Pre Order Date SLG Physical Edition: 24.11.2019 SLG Release Number: #27 Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Description Darius is one of the pioneers of horizontal Shoot 'em up games and was developed by the legendary TAITO...www.strictlylimitedgames.com
Two different collections, differences described down below:
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade includes 4 different arcade titles in 7 versions:
- DARIUS (old version)
- DARIUS (new version)
- DARIUS (extra version)
- DARIUS II (dual screen version)
- SAGAIA (Ver. 1)
- SAGAIA (Ver. 2)
- DARIUS GAIDENThe Arcade Edition will come with a unique DARIUS enamel pin badge.Darius Cozmic Collection Console includes 6 different console titles in 9 versions:
- DARIUS II (Mega Drive JP version)
- SAGAIA (Genesis version)
- SAGAIA (Master System EU version)
- DARIUS TWIN (Super Famicom JP version)
- DARIUS TWIN (Super NES US version)
- DARIUS FORCE (Super Famicom JP version)
- SUPER NOVA (Super NES US version)
- DARIUS ALPHA (PC Engine JP version)
- DARIUS PLUS (PC Engine JP version)The Console Edition will come with a unique SAGAIA enamel pin badge.---IMO unless you have nostalgia for the console releases, the Arcade version is the one to get. Darius Gaiden alone is worth the price of admission IMO.
Hoping for their later stuff like Tatsujin 2, Batsugun, Dogyun, and Slap Fight.
Toaplan ports by M2 incoming.
So that's finally out. Cool. I still wanna pick up an ESPrade board at some point. Never actually played the game, but it's got my favorite aesthetic of any Cave game.
So, I listened to some OSTs while I was deep into writing papers and shit and came to this (highly subjective) conclusion:So, my hype for R-Type Final 2 has prompted me to play R-Type again! But instead of choosing the convenient way of playing R-Type via R-Type Dimensions EX, I've chosen to play it on the Amiga instead. And man, oh man, the title theme is something that immediately stuck with me. Composed by none other than Chris Hülsbeck, so you know it's bound to be good (I think that Turrian 1 and 2 are his best works, though).
Obligatory title theme music:
Then I've begun thinking: What's the best Shmup in terms of its soundtrack? I've been hearing a few people saying "Darius!", while others are declaring "Thunder Force IV!". So, what's GAF's opinion?
So, my hype for R-Type Final 2 has prompted me to play R-Type again! But instead of choosing the convenient way of playing R-Type via R-Type Dimensions EX, I've chosen to play it on the Amiga instead. And man, oh man, the title theme is something that immediately stuck with me. Composed by none other than Chris Hülsbeck, so you know it's bound to be good (I think that Turrian 1 and 2 are his best works, though).
Obligatory title theme music:
Ahhh M2 is so legit.ESP Rade Psi recently got an update that added in a new proper TLB that replaces Alice if you meet the requirements (2-miss or less clear). Looks to be a worthy TLB compared to the somewhat underwhelming previous Alice fight. Once again, praise be to M2 for not only bringing us these incredible ports but also continuing to update them after release based on community feedback.
Video from Jaimers showing off the new fight: