Schmups have never been a key skill of mine, but not for want of trying. Well, not for want of trying at Xenon 2: Megablast on my Atari. Oh my goodness, the animations on that game remain wonderful.) So it is that I’m completely the wrong person to tell you that a collection of Seibu Kaihatsu’s Raiden games has just been released by Dot Emu.
The pack contains Raiden, Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, and Raiden Fighters Jet, all of which were previously put out as an iOS/Android collection a couple of months back, and are now back on their ancestral home: the great, huffing, puffing home computer. (No, what? I’ve never heard of an “arcade”? We didn’t have such things in Guildford, thank you.) It’s currently €8 via Dot Emu’s site.
Here’s a trailer for them all, including all the freshly added new features:
And here’s Xenon 2: Megablast: