RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.

New on the Blogs
Hot Community Blog Entries
Nielsen's Favorites on Channel 4
RF Generation Message Board Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 09, 2022, 03:41:54 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Member Map Arcade Login Register
News: RF Generation: Where we play the Power Pad with our feet, not our hands, dagnabbit!

RF Generation Message Board | Gaming | Community Playthroughs (Moderators: techwizard, singlebanana, wildbil52, GrayGhost81, Disposed Hero, MetalFRO) | Shmup Club August 2022 - Raiden IV (Summer Of Raiden) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Shmup Club August 2022 - Raiden IV (Summer Of Raiden)  (Read 696 times)
MetalFRO
RFG Moderator
*****
United States
Posts: 2918
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« on: July 20, 2022, 09:14:31 AM »


After Seibu Kaihatsu had to halt its operations, some of the development team left to join another studio known as MOSS. That team was still intent on carrying on the legacy they had built with the Raiden series of games, so they created Raiden III for the arcades in 2005, and subsequently for PlayStation 2. In North America particularly, this was a bit of a later release, as the PlayStation 3 was already out, and it wasn't met with the same warm reception. But the team soldiered on, and just 2 years later, released the much more well-received Raiden IV in arcades, and then just over a year later, it hit the Xbox 360 as a console exclusive. 6 years later, Raiden IV Overkill released on PlayStation 3 and PC, adding 2 new stages, allowing 3 ships to be playable from the start (instead of DLC, as with the 360 version), and including the new Overkill mechanic, which expanded the scoring. And in 2021, an updated version was released, called Raiden IV x Mikado in conjunction with the Mikado arcade chain in Japan, which features the Raiden IV Overkill game in its entirety, with a bonus soundtrack of live recorded music that are all covers of songs from the original game's release.

Despite humanity beating them back time and time again, The Crystals have invaded Earth once more. The VCD immediately launches a new model of the Raiden fighter, the Fighting Thunder ME-02 Kai, to stop the Crystals from taking over the Earth. With your upgraded Plasma Laser, you can choose how it's equipped, and take on the Crystal hordes one more time. Fight across the Earth, and into space, to free humanity from this scourge. Join the RF Generation Shmup Club in August 2022 as we play Raiden IV!

Participants:
MetalFRO
Addicted
Normatron
FauxMacho
SPM (via Discord)
Schlarp (via Discord)
Geriatric.Danmaku
Christapp76
BB (via Discord)
« Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 07:04:08 PM by MetalFRO » Logged

MetalFRO
RFG Moderator
*****
United States
Posts: 2918
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2022, 11:34:04 AM »

Just a heads up, if you want to participate via PC rather than console, you may want to make your purchase in short order, as Raiden IV Overkill is being delisted from Steam because of the rights moving over to someone else. I assume that goes for the listing on GOG as well, but I haven't verified that yet, since I only just found out.


* Raiden IV Overkill Steam Announcement.png (507.39 KB, 785x687 - viewed 56 times.)
Logged

FauxMacho
Memorex VIS
*
Posts: 52

 Stats
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2022, 01:16:35 PM »

I grabbed the Xbox 360 version from my local store yesterday, so I'm in for this.
Logged
Normatron
Memorex VIS
*
United States
Posts: 61


 Stats
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 12:25:50 AM »

I'm in and already have a score on discord.
Logged
Geriatric.Danmaku
N-Gage
*
Posts: 22


 Stats
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2022, 05:23:19 PM »

Hey there Earth Humans... I'm (hopefully) in!

Steam PC version goes to great lengths to preserve your Scores and settings.   Even if you replace the entire computer!   Usually this is a nice benefit.   But actually works against our goals here.

With the GOG Installer version, you can remain detached from Cloud Saving.   And so set a brand new High Scores file.   Which I just did.  Rename the file "raiden setting.bin" in your Game folder\Save.   When you start playing again, your scores history will be gone.   

Now to rack up all new scores!   That's the easy part.   Racking up scores worthy of real competition?   That's hard.


* Savegame Path.JPG (54.89 KB, 1195x395 - viewed 12 times.)
Logged
Geriatric.Danmaku
N-Gage
*
Posts: 22


 Stats
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2022, 05:27:05 PM »

Has anybody tried turning the game Player and Bomb Stocks up to 5?   Hopefully games with this adjustment get their own High Score page.   If everyone could just turn this up, and play against people playing with 3/3 stock, that WOULD be cheating.   Which usually I'm all in favor of.   But not this time, not for real competition.
Logged
Christapp76
N-Gage
*
Posts: 25

 Stats
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 07:01:40 AM »

Hi, can I get in on this?

Chris Tapp


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Logged
MetalFRO
RFG Moderator
*****
United States
Posts: 2918
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 07:10:39 AM »

Has anybody tried turning the game Player and Bomb Stocks up to 5?   Hopefully games with this adjustment get their own High Score page.   If everyone could just turn this up, and play against people playing with 3/3 stock, that WOULD be cheating.   Which usually I'm all in favor of.   But not this time, not for real competition.


I pretty much always play with default settings, so I haven't messed with the life or bomb stock.

Hi, can I get in on this?

Chris Tapp


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Absolutely!
Logged

Christapp76
N-Gage
*
Posts: 25

 Stats
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2022, 12:44:32 PM »

Great thanks, when is the deadline for scores and thoughts?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Logged
MetalFRO
RFG Moderator
*****
United States
Posts: 2918
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 07:05:02 PM »

Great thanks, when is the deadline for scores and thoughts?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

As always, it will be the end of the month for scores, and as soon as you can after the end of the month for closing thoughts. But feel free to post scores and thoughts as we go along, as we often use those in the podcast recordings!
Logged

Christapp76
N-Gage
*
Posts: 25

 Stats
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2022, 12:18:13 AM »

Thanks, have you received your Astro city mini V yet? Got mine the other day, so disappointed! Input lag on the later release games is so bad😩 such a shame, the game list is simply amazing!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder

RF Generation Theme derived from YabbGrey By Nesianstyles | Buttons by A.M.A
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.232 seconds with 25 queries.
Site content Copyright © rfgeneration.com unless otherwise noted. Oh, and keep it on channel three.