The Raiden Project features two vertically scrolling arcade shooters on one disc: Raiden and Raiden II. Raiden takes place in 2090, a time when Earth is under attack by hordes of alien "exobiological beings, a race of technologically advanced creatures from a distant galaxy." To combat this threat, the world's top scientists, engineers and otherwise brilliant people have replicated a super high-altitude fighter/bomber from the remains of a downed alien vessel. This new ship is called Raiden (aka Lightning Thunderbolt), and you are its pilot.
There are eight missions in Raiden: Tranquil Countryside, In the City, On the High Seas, Mysterious Ruins, Enemy's Earth Base, Floating Continent, Space Station and Enemy Space Battleship. As you fly over the various areas, you must fire at airborne and ground-based enemies, some of which release ammunition and weapons boosters when shot. Power-up items include Red Vulcan Bullets, Blue Lasers, Nuclear Missiles, Homing Missiles, Thermonuclear Bombs, Blue Sky Fairy (comes to your aid when fighter is destroyed) and Full Power (powers up current weapon to maximum level).
Raiden II, which takes place three years later, is similar to Raiden. It features all of the same weapons and power-ups, plus two advanced ones: Purple Plasma Lasers, which are guidable beams, and Cluster Bombs, which scatter over a large area, destroying everything in range. Missions in this game include: The Rural Zone, Go to Town, Enemy Naval Base, Ruins of the Ancients, Enemy Relay Base, Floating Crystal World, Enormous Galactic Battleship and The Final Target. The Raiden Project is for one or two players (simultaneously). The second player can join in at any time. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide
|The Raiden Project||PlayStation|
|Raiden Project [Japanese Release]||PlayStation|
|# of Same Screen Players||2|
|Number of CDs||1|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||Seibu Kaihatsu|
|Included in Package||Instruction Manual|