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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:42 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:49 pm 


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I'm feeling a lot of Taito love in that pic. Wow... =)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:02 am 


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Nice to see the figma is selling. What are the chances we'll ever see a shmup figure of this quality ever again?
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Figured I should share this here lol

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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:08 am 


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A little bit of Christmas shopping? :mrgreen: I wonder how loud the cabinet is.
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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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A little bit of Christmas shopping? :mrgreen: I wonder how loud the cabinet is.



I turned the audio volume down since I have people living under me lol. The fans though, pretty loud. I was actually looking into finding quieter ones that would work as good replacements.


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:49 am 


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I turned the audio volume down


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Heavy Viper wrote:
Enmity wrote:
I turned the audio volume down


HERESY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bICP8lYOS20



lol. Its still pretty loud when in the same room. It was on full blast when I got it, not trying to piss off my new neighbors.


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:26 pm 


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I've been spending a fair bit of time with Darius R, a game I used to think was abysmally half-arsed but which I've since developed an inordinate fondness for, and I have a question: where is that Tough Spring music from (heard at around 16:30 in this video)? It sounds really familiar, but it's not from a previous arcade Darius title, like the rest of the soundtrack, and I don't think it's from the PCE or SNES ones, either. Is it an original piece? It'd be the game's only one...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:30 pm 


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I've been spending a fair bit of time with Darius R, a game I used to think was abysmally half-arsed but which I've since developed an inordinate fondness for, and I have a question: where is that Tough Spring music from (heard at around 16:30 in this video)? It sounds really familiar, but it's not from a previous arcade Darius title, like the rest of the soundtrack, and I don't think it's from the PCE or SNES ones, either. Is it an original piece? It'd be the game's only one...


That music sounds similar to Fantasy Zone's final boss theme.

Edit: I assumed it was a sound alike at first, but it's too similar to be a coincidence.


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Thanks! I read something on an unfinished-looking fan-wiki that said something about "secret" music from another game, so that must be it.

Edit: the Guard Savage piece (8:00 here) is another one that doesn't seem to be from an older Darius game. More Fantasy Zone stuff?


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Klatrymadon wrote:
Edit: the Guard Savage piece (8:00 here) is another one that doesn't seem to be from an older Darius game. More Fantasy Zone stuff?

There are two "Unknown Songs" that were never figured out. Here's the rip.
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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Excellent, thanks a lot! I hated the unadorned my-first-computer MIDI sound when this first came out, but in the intervening years my appreciation for the early Darius games has grown to the point of obsession, so I'm absolutely loving these tracks as historical curiosities. I really like the version of Visionnerz that starts at what was the second half of the original piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:29 pm 


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Here's some very cool news: Japanese programmer Hidecade is nearly finished porting Darius to the Sega MegaDrive.
Video of a Full Run

Apparently it started as a proof-of-concept and well, now it's nearly complete. It'd be really cool to play this! Apparently from the twitter thread he said it wasn't an exact replica, so I don't know if he was taking Super Darius as his model or trying to tweak things on his own. I am impressed at how close the music sounds, how well the graphics fit the MD palette, and how there is no slowdown.

If the PCE can get both Darius 1 and 2, why not the Genesis, right? 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Christ on several bikes, that's an astonishing achievement. Mouth's agape at how complete it looks, and how spot-on everything seems to be.

Edit: no you're welling up at the credits!


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Yeah, been watching that project update over the past few months. Looks and sounds amazingly accurate. Will be neat to have Darius 1 *and* Darius 2 on the ol' Drive. :3
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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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WOW! That Darius port is impressive. The music sounds fantastic as interpreted on the Genesis, and the gameplay looks solid. It's been a while since I played it, and maybe I've become used to Gaiden forward, but it seemed like the bosses went down awful quick. Still, quite the achievement, and I would definitely love to see a wider release of the ROM. I'd pay to get a custom cart of that, for sure!
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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:38 pm 


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Yeah, I've been daydreaming about physical copies since I saw this. The bosses seem to last about as long as they do in the arcade versions with the faster autofire enabled (as it is here). The menu at the start seems to have an on/off toggle for that. It even has a boss rush mode!

Edit: Hidecade seems to be contemplating whether or not zone L might be too hard. I hope it doesn't get nerfed - it was real bastard in the other versions, and it'd be great if at least a few of the harder levels kept their teeth.


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:50 am 


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So... Been a while. I've been frequenting an amazing arcade in Akihabara recently called Retro Game Museum and they have the most amazing cabinets you will ever see. Last weekend I stopped by to see they got something new and my head basically exploded on the spot:

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For context, in nine years living here, I've never seen an original Darius II cab. Taito Hey! has a super-sized custom setup that I've posted about before, but for many years it has been set to easy mode for the tourists. This a real man's Darius II, standard hateful difficulty and no modified autofire. And my God that body sonic! Got seconds away from killing Mother Hawk on my first credit, and unfortunately didn't have time for another go, but I will be back. Haven't been this motivated for Darius II in years.
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So, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these!


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 Post subject: Re: Where the Darius Love at?
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Stunning-- looks like a museum piece and then to think that it's not just for looking but for playing!
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Sweet Christmas! What a beautiful piece of engineering. Even MEGARAGE in Kawasaki (with their current complete Darius series setup) don’t have an original cab — they’re using a modified OG Darius cab. That thing looks pristine too. Positively glorious.


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Those pics make me want to book a plane ticket to Tokyo right now. The experience of playing that cabinet (with headphones!) would be on par with visiting any of the wonders of the world.


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Are any of the Cozmic Collection games 4 player?


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Are any of the Cozmic Collection games 4 player?


Only Another Chronicle EX and the home release Chronicle Saviors are 4 player. All other games before are 2 players max.


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