Raiden Legacy Launches On PC With Four Raiden Shoot ‘Em Ups

By Spencer . May 13, 2013 . 4:46pm

raiden1Raiden Legacy for PC is about to put my copy of Raiden Fighters Aces to shame. This digital release includes Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, Raiden Fighters Jet, and the original Raiden. Oh, and it’s just $9!


The PC version has arcade, mission, and training modes. Players can toggle between medium and hard difficulty settings and switch auto fire on or off. Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, and Raiden Fighters Jet have been remastered in high definition and the games support portrait (tate) mode so you can play the games without black bars. Sweet.


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  • Firehawke

    If it’s as bad as the phone version, I don’t think Aces has any competition to worry about. The iOS version of Legacy was a mess.

    • Cerzel

      I think it’s pretty safe to say that any touchscreen port of a shmup is guaranteed to be a mess.

      • Firehawke

        The Cave stuff plays decently at least. The phone port of Legacy has serious screen scrolling issues.

  • gold163

    Is there any word on a non-DRM version? I don’t own a lot of games on GMG and I’d really be peeved if I have to use Capsule just to play this. There’s also the aforementioned question of the quality of the reproductions.

    • Pope The Rev XXVIII


      • gold163

        Hey, if I can get an arcade-perfect PC port without having to download a ROM that I don’t legally own, I’ll jump on it. Mame is an option but if a legal alternative exists and it’s just as good, no reason for me not to own it.

  • CirnoLakes

    This is one of those things that definitely, definitely needs to come to Steam.

    Oh well, maybe I need to make a Green Man Gaming account in the meantime.

  • Lucian Kara

    Ah Nostalgia. The Raiden series has eaten more of my quarters than a busted washing machine and yet I still love it. This is a definite pickup for me.

  • FetusZero

    Hmm.. interesting.. but I think I’ll stick with Aces. I’ll pass the word along either way, never hurts to try and popularize the genre :p

  • landlock

    Yay!! I can finally play it.

  • TrevHead

    Woot! Finally us guys in PaLland can have some Raiden/Moss loving!
    (port quality withstanding)

    I cried myself to sleep for weeks over RFA 360 pal (it’s still probably listed on

    • Pope The Rev XXVIII

      Moss didn’t do the early Raiden games

  • Nice, but i’d rather like a Windows Raiden IV, for us poor european gamers : (

    • Pope The Rev XXVIII

      if you know where to look the Type X version loads on PCs

      • I know, thanks, but it just doesn’t seem to work on my system.

  • Cerzel

    The game has just suddenly disappeared from GMG’s catalogue. Anyone know what’s up?
    Side-note: GMG’s new forums are horrible.

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