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Romset and name:
darius2 Darius II (triple screen) (Japan)
Short name:
Darius II (triple screen) (Japan)
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Horizontal
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
Japanese
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
288x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz, 3 schermi
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
3 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, Volume Filter, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b10 (0.46) released on dec-05 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.221 released on may-19 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 31 years ago:

    Darius II © 1989 Taito.

    The direct sequel to the 1986 original, Darius II retained the distinctive 3-screen format of the first game.

    The power-up system of Darius II was changed from that of its parent game, with players having to destroy complete waves of a particular enemy to earn a power-up. 2 new power-ups were also added; the 1st was a new weapon power-up that gave the player green, vertical lasers, the 2nd power-up was a rainbow-colored item that powered up all of the players weapons.

    Another new feature of Darius II is the appearance of mini-bosses - large enemies that appear at the mid point of a level, possessing similar strength and abilities to those of the game's normal bosses (such as extravagant weapons, or the inability to be damaged without first exposing a vulnerable area). The mini-bosses in Darius II are in fact smaller versions of the bosses from Darius.

    The game is set in the inner regions of the Solar system, and has the same branching level structure as Darius, allowing players to select their own route through the game.

    TECHNICAL
    Prom Stickers: C07

    Main CPU: (2x) Motorola 68000
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2610, (4x) Volume

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 3

    TRIVIA
    Darius II was released in September 1989.

    This game is known in US as "Sagaia" (licensed to Romstar for distribution).

    Two versions of this game were made: The more common three-screen version (like the original "Darius"), and a harder to find two-screen version (aspect ratio: 8/3)

    Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Darius II: G.S.M. Taito 4 - PCCB-00010-12) on November 21, 1989.

    Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.

    SERIES
    • Darius (1987, Arcade)
    • Darius II (1989, Arcade)
    • Darius Twin [Model SHVC-DT] (1991, Super Famicom)
    • Darius Force [Model SHVC-DH] (1993, Super Famicom)
    • Darius Gaiden - Silver Hawk (1994, Arcade)
    • G-Darius (1997, Arcade)
    • G-Darius ver.2 (1997, Arcade)
    • Darius Burst (2009, Sony PSP)
    • Darius Burst - Another Chronicle (2010, Arcade)
    • Darius Burst - Another Chronicle EX (2011, Arcade)

    STAFF
    Directed and produced by: Hidehiro Fujiwara
    Game designed by: Hidehiro Fujiwara, Senba Takatsuna
    Programmed by: Akira Ohtsuki, Tatsuo Nakamura, Masashi Tsuzura, Shinji Soyano
    Art designed by: Masami Kikuchi, Senba Takatsuna, Hisakazu Kato
    Cabinet designer: Yoshinori Aiura
    Hardware designed by: Toshiyuki Sanada
    All music composed and arranged by: Hisayoshi Ogura (Team Zuntata)
    Sound editors: Yasuhisa Watanabe, Norihiro Furukawa
    Sound software: Naoto Yagishita

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Sega Mega Drive (dec.20, 1990) "Darius II [Model T-11083]"
    [JP] NEC PC-Engine CD (dec.24, 1993) "Super Darius II [Model NAPR-1031]"
    [JP] Sega Saturn (june.7, 1996) "Darius II [Model T-1104G]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

    • HANDHELDS:
    Nintendo Game Boy [AS] (1991) "Sagaia [Model DMG-116 CHN]"
    [JP] Nintendo Game Boy (dec.13, 1991) "Sagaia [DMG-S8A]"

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