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Raiden Legacy for Mac

By Macgamestore Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 10, 2013

Raiden Legacy for Mac recreates a classic '90s gaming shoot 'em up experience. The game offers plenty of challenge and will surely keep fans of this old school arcade series busy for hours chasing the highest score.

Raiden Legacy for Mac comes with a free trial version with a 60-minute time limit. Installation required an extra step in the form of downloading a separate game store app, which extended the overall loading time. Once started, the initial menus were well thought out and easy to navigate. The user has the option of choosing between several versions of the game, but all ultimately had the same fast gameplay style. The game, itself, had rather old-school graphics, which emulated that of the original Raiden arcade series. The program is a two-dimensional vertical scrolling game where the user controls a plane to shoot and destroy enemies that appear from the top. The basic gameplay requires no instructions, but the keyboard layout is problematic, with some buttons being too close to each other. The second keyboard layout option helps somewhat.

Raiden Legacy for Mac could be a fun option for those looking for a game that recreates the play of an older, legacy gaming system. The game's difficulty is suitable for both the average as well as the more hardcore player.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Raiden Legacy for Mac 1.0.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0


Release May 20, 2013
Date Added May 19, 2013
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Each Raiden Legacy title includes three different modes: "Arcade Mode" (just like the original); "Mission Mode", which allows you to play any unlocked stage; and "Training Mode", which, true to its name, allows you to excel at your favorite stages and practice the most difficult ones. Originally developed by Seibu Kaihatsu, each of these classic scrolling shooters has not only been authentically recreated for mobile, but also enhanced with brand-new features. 15+ different ships, each with their own characteristics, stats, weapons, and specials. Also, some ships come complete with "charged shots" - useful for when the screen is 90% covered with enemies. Choose between two different touch modes: "Fast Touch" (Faster than the original game and improved for mobiles) or "Arcade Touch" (Just like the original - retrogamers will love it!). What's more, you can customize your approach by putting the controls wherever you prefer on screen. Play in full-screen, or keep the game's original screen ratio thanks to "Original Mode" (note that your fingers will be outside the game area). AutoFire: ON/OFF Two difficulty modes: Medium and Hard. Nine languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese Video filtering (for rich, smooth graphics). iCade compatible.
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