This version uses the Lynx’s vertical orientation to keep the arcade game’s aspect ratio. Sadly it was released incomplete, so it’s missing the music and gives you near-limitless bombs. That aside, the design is pretty authentic.
There are two versions of Raiden for the console, the original Hu-card edition and a Super CD-ROM port released a year later. The only real difference is the enhanced CD soundtrack with both versions offering up solid ports of the original.
The PC DOS port of Raiden is an almost exact port of the Jaguar version using the same graphical assets. The two main differences come in the form of a remixed soundtrack and the removal of the large side panel.
This is the same game as the PSP port, a download-only version of the Playstation’s Raiden Legacy that was sold via the Japanese Playstation store. It’s sad that Sony never released it in the west, especially given the game’s huge popularity.
Definitely one of the most faithful conversions from the original line-up, this port for the obscure computer (and Marty console) features a remastered CD soundtrack and a widened play area. It also offers different play modes.
The Falcon version was never finished and exists as a four-player demo that was picked up and published by 16/32 Systems after Atari Corporation’s demise. It’s a shame as this conversion shows real promise.
The first portable version of the game since the Atari Lynx, you won’t be surprised to learn that this PSP port is in fact just a conversion of the Playstation game and was sold exclusively in Japan for download via the Playstation store only.
This Sega port is similar to the SNES and goes by the same name too. It’s also lacking the two-player sadly but does add a status panel at the side to preserve the aspect ratio. The graphics and sound are both weaker than its rival conversion.
A launch game for Atari’s 64-bit console, Imagitec’s port is often criticised for the huge status panel. But this keeps the game to the correct ratio and keeps the original design intact. It also features a superb Jaguar-only soundtrack.
Released as Raiden Project, the Playstation game features nigh-on arcade-perfect ports of both the original game and the sequel . It also features a remastered CD soundtrack and a new FMV intro as well as a TATE mode for the purists.
Using the title Raiden Trad, this port is mostly good. The graphics are authentic and there’s a good version of the original soundtrack too. Where it falls down massively is in the removal of the simultaneous two-player mode, which is a shame.
You will be unsurprised to learn that this is once again the same game as the PSP and PS3 and coding duties are once again handled by Hamster Corporation. Again, this was only made available in Japan via download.