(Hudson Soft/Seibu Kaihatsu, 1992)

The first and only 6 meg game for the Turbografx-16 is this extremely hard but popular arcade shooter where a lone ship defends the earth from an alien invasion. There are 8 intense stages filled with giant tanks, boats, and much more ready to shoot you down. I love the different power ups here since you can use your cannons and missiles at the same time and the graphics and sounds are not too bad either but the only problem I have with the Turbo edition of Raiden is that it's one player only and I could sure use some help here. For example: that boat boss on level 3 alone is just way too cheap. If you love shooters Raiden is a good choice but I would have rated this higher if there was some kind of options menu and more modes.

overall rating: 70/100

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For 1 player only
graphics: 7/10
sound: 7/10
gameplay: 7/10
replay: 6/10

(Ryan Genno) 2009

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