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« on: September 14, 2020, 02:22:11 PM »


In 1987, Taito released Darius in the arcades, and pioneered the shooting game genre's first multi-screen game, setting up a horizontally scrolling shooter that spanned three arcade monitors. Two years later, the sequel, Darius II slimmed down the configuration somewhat, employing only two monitors. These games not only included multiple monitors, but were also very recognizable due to their excellent soundtracks, vibrant graphics, and the iconic aquatic theme of the bosses in the game. They also introduced the idea of branching paths to the shooter landscape, giving the games more replayability, and some degree of variable difficulty. In 1991, Taito shifted the focus from the arcade to the home console, with the release of Darius Twin in 1991, on Nintendo's Super Famicom. Coming just at the end of the launch window for North American consumers, it was an obvious choice for early adopters of the Super Nintendo who were still craving arcade action at home.

A thousand years ago, legendary pilots Proco and Tiat repelled the Belser forces from the planet Darius, bringing peace to their world. In the centuries since, their descendants colonized other planets in the galaxy, including the resource-rich world of Orga. They established a galactic federation, based on this planet, that would govern peaceful colonies across the galaxy. However, the Belser forces decided to expand their empire, and once again set out to conquer the galaxy. The Federation has enlisted its two best pilots to meet the Belser threat head on. Jump in the cockpit of your Silver Hawk, and join the RF Generation Shmup Club as we blast off in October 2020, and play Darius Twin!

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When posting screenshots of score, please also mention which stage route you took! It will be interesting to see if a particular route is better for scoring.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 08:33:46 PM »

I'll try and get a score or 2.  I like the Darius games.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 11:51:04 PM »

Excellent! Welcome to the Darius Force Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 09:39:05 PM »

Hi all, I'll be joining this month and playing on the SNES.

I never really took a Darius game seriously and really tried to play it for score or a game clear. So this will be good to give it a try!

Time to blow up some mechanical fish!  guncannon guncannon guncannon
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 08:47:46 AM »

Welcome aboard!
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 11:15:22 AM »

Originally i intended to take this month off, but i just couldn't skip the first Darius game in the shmup club.

Haven't played Darius Twin for a while (and not tooo much at all), so i played some credits over the last three days to get a feeling for the game again.

Today i managed to get a clear on ACDEGJL route (Normal).
This came by surprise and was my very first clear of the game.



The first two stages can be a pain in the a, but the game becomes more fun, the more you power up.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 08:20:17 PM »

Yes! Literally just picked this game up a few months back and I am so glad it made the list!
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 11:32:17 PM »

Great stuff already, zoydo! I'll be curious to see how many routes you can conquer through the course of the month Cheesy

Yes! Literally just picked this game up a few months back and I am so glad it made the list!

Yeah, it was time for us to finally get a Darius game in here, and since this one is relatively common, plus included on the Darius Cozmic Collection console release, as zoydo shows above, the timing was right.

I managed to get to stage 4 this evening, and broke over a half million points, so that's a good start, at least! I'm starting with the top path, just to get my feet wet. Been years since I played this one seriously.


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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 05:17:35 PM »

Count me in!
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 05:27:01 PM »

34,500 on SNES version on MiSTer. Woo! I blew up the angelfish! This is game is crazy hard.


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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 05:39:00 PM »

203,500! Much better!


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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 06:25:46 PM »

569,400! These are on the default settings, BTW.


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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2020, 09:41:26 PM »

Man, great progress already!
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2020, 10:47:00 PM »

Good job so far everyone!

I just realized this game was published by Mattel according to MetalFRO's picture there. Huh??? Are there different versions of the box? I don't see other boxes like that.
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2020, 05:19:22 AM »

Good Job, guys! Smiley

Not a new PB but i got another clear yesterday, this time on ACDEHJL route (#2).
Also could progress the lower route (ACDFIKL) up to L-Zone. Even could defeat "Hyper Greatthing", but died on that stupid crab-midboss in L-zone (#3).





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