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Classic shooter Darius is back, bringing us not only a collection of the arcade hits, but also the console classics too - so there's guns. Lots of guns.
Old-school gamers will fondly remember the name Darius, blasting it's way through arcades since 1987, blowing away the competition with 3 screens, multiple endings and non-linear play. Due to that success, the game was also released on consoles, and has been a mainstay of the shmup series all the way up to today.
As if in answer to all our locked-down frustration, Taito has released two separate collections, one for arcade, the other for console, so that we can blast the living hell out of fish-like alien invaders. There's never been a better time to kick their collective invading asses!
The Cozmic Collections are out now for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch - we'll have a review up shortly so you can see which of these titanic collections deserves your cash.
Darius Arcade Trailer:
This download collection includes 4 titles (7 versions) from the Darius arcade series:
Darius (Arcade, original version)
Darius (Arcade, new version)
Darius (Arcade, extra version)
Darius II (Arcade, Dual Screen version)
SAGAIA (Arcade, ver.1)
SAGAIA (Arcade, ver.2)
Darius Gaiden (Arcade)
Darius Console Trailer:
This download collection includes 6 titles (9 versions) from the Darius home console series: