Raiden Legacy for Android brings four classic shoot ‘em up games for $5 [VIDEO]

This glorious hump day doesn’t just bring cause for celebration because it’s the middle of the week, folks. A new game has hit the Google Play Store that you old-school shoot ‘em up fans can probably appreciate. It’s called “Raiden Legacy” and it features four classic games from the Raiden IP, including Raiden, Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2 and Raiden Fighters Jet.

You’re essentially getting 4 games for $5, and each one features that vertically-scrolling top-down ¬†shooting action that used to frustrate the heck out of me in the arcades (yet still somehow compelled me to insert two more quarters every time).

Each game has three different modes to tailor to any playing style, including an Arcade Mode for those who want to go through the entire game limited by artificial “credits” and be forced to start over after losing all your lives, a mission mode for those who just want to jump to their favorite levels, and a training mode for people who suck (like me).

There are 15 different ships in all, and each one has its own characteristics, power-ups, attributes and more. You’ll have everything at your disposal, from your standard stream of rail gun bullets to nuclear charge shots that’ll allow you to clear the screen if thins get a bit too hot.

DotEmu has implemented two control schemes — fast touch and a classic scheme — for easy playing, and also allows you to put any necessary controls anywhere you want on the screen. An auto-fire mode will have your ships spraying bullets, lasers and bombs without much effort from you so you can instead focus on dodging those pesky fireballs.

Two difficulty modes will be available to you as DotEmu humorously gives us medium and hard mode — there’s nothing easy about these games, so keep that in mind before throwing down $5. It’s a constant test of your reflexes and peripheral vision, but it’s a fun experience to be had for just $5 if these sorts of games pique your interest. Go ahead and give it a try in the Google Play Store, and be sure to watch our hands-on video above to get an idea of what to expect.

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  • Thomas

    Quentyn I love your “man hands” ;)

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      Nice to know that someone loves them for who they are! lmao

      • Thomas

        ;)

      • Ethan Bailey

        May I ask what case that is you have sir? @Quentyn

  • rushmore

    Absolutely rocks!

  • zifnab

    Nooo way! I loved Raiden on my Sega! I still have an old school Sega in my closet that I bust out to play this game every now and then.

  • phor11

    Fantastic game, skeptical about the controls though.
    Top down shooters require extremely precise movements and vision of the whole field.
    I haven’t found that you can really get that with on-screen controls and especially not with fast touch where your finger is always in the way of the action.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AGx07 Chris Brown-Demoreno

      This is my problem with smartphone/tablet gaming in general, which is why I will always prefer console gaming but this is one game that I’ll have to ignore that little pet peeve for. I loved this game as a kid.

  • meltedmoops999

    Thank You!

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    I freakin’ love over-head shooters like this. I wonder if it has controller support?

  • http://www.cjmillisock.com/ Chester Millisock Jr

    GREAT game! Thanks for the video review.

  • David M. Garcia

    Thanks for heads up on this game, these games bring back childhood memories, the good ones anyway haha. Definitely buying.