Arcade | 150 MB | Japanese / English by Moss Ltd. 2006
This is the official Windows version of the arcade game Raiden III (雷電III Raiden Surī) and a revival of the classic Raiden series of scrolling shooter games.
After a franchise hiatus of over 11 years following the release of Raiden DX, set in a universe different from all previous games and updated with a new look and feel. Raiden III is the first to use a new Taito Type X arcade system developed by Taito, instead of conventional arcade systems. New concepts are introduced, which includes a "new 3D scrolling system" that involves the camera pointing down normal to the player while the scenery moves in three dimensions: climbing, descending, and sometimes moving vertically. The blue Laser concept is more like a beam, instead of the ones seen in prior installments.
Players once again take control of the famous Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, red for player 1 and blue for player 2 as usual; there are no selectable ships. Two player mode is enhanced by an exclusive new attack: a beam that is usable whenever one player lines up in front of the other.
- 7 different weapon systems
- many play modes, including a 2 player mode
- 100% arcade conversion
- stage select, score attack mode
Note that the system language of the game itself is Japanese, though main menu is in English. There is also a game configuration utility included, but if you are familiar with this type of games the keyboard configuration is the usual genre standard.