Dec 5th, 2012

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.