Darius II (Taito) Review | Mean Machines Sega - Everygamegoing

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Darius II
By Taito
Sega Mega Drive (JP Version)

 
Published in Mean Machines Sega #8

Darius II

Well slap o' my thigh if it isn't a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up with big bosses and power-up weaponry.

Original Scores

Presentation 69% Graphics 77% Sound 81% Playability 89% Lastability 84% Overall 83%

What We Said Then

Jaz: If you're after a slick and playable blaster which won't lose its appeal overnight, have a crack at this.

Matt: With a massive 26 levels to wade through and all of the different endings, it'll be a long time before you get bored with this game.

What We Say Now

Jaz: Actually, I still quite like this - it's got five different endings and loads to shoot. Even though the graphics are a bit on the dated side, I'd only probably knock a couple of percent off the marks these days.

Rich: This looks rather dated compared to the likes of Bio-Hazard. Take off about 10% from each rating.