(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Darius Twin (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

The evil alliance under the leadership of Belser is attacking your world; as pilot of a Silver Hawk fighter, your goal is to stop them!

Darius Twin is a side scrolling shooter similar to other games in the Darius series. You'll fly through a series of different stages, each with numerous enemies and ending with a large boss. You begin the game with a limited amount of fire power, but after shooting certain enemies power ups are left behind to increase your capabilities. Unlike many of the Darius games, if your ship is destroyed you don't lose all of the weapons you've collected; likewise you also continue on at the same point rather than being sent back to a checkpoint.

Similar to many of the Darius games there are different routes that can be taken towards the final stage. At the end of each stage, you are shown a map and can select the next stage you would like to complete.

Game Review

Review

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Double the monotony

The Darius series has long taken a backseat to some of the more prominent shoot 'em up series, despite featuring some absolutely amazing releases on the various 32-bit game consoles. Darius Twin still features much of the aquatic-themed shooter action of...

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User Comments (18)

KeeperBvK

#1

KeeperBvK said:

One of the easiest entries in the series but nonetheless a neat little shooter.

WanderFan91

#2

WanderFan91 said:

I looked up that this game has multiple endings. Looks like a good shmup. :)
[plans to purchase this game someday]

cheetahman91

#3

cheetahman91 said:

Pretty good shooter. Nothing compared to Darius Gaiden though. Hopefully we'll see both hit the VC soon.

DamoAdmin

#7

Damo said:

This has to rank as one of my least favourite entries in the series. If you want a game which shows up the limitations of the SNES when it comes to 2D shooters, this is it. Even the Master System conversion of Darius 2 feels more active than this.

(Now watch Corbie review it and say it's brilliant!)

WanderFan91

#8

WanderFan91 said:

I looked up that Darius II was called Sagaia when it was ported to the MegaDrive and Master System. Wonder why the name change?

Oh, is this game really that challenging? If so, that's great!!! :)

WanderFan91

#11

WanderFan91 said:

Wikipedia said that in order to get the best ending of the game, you have to go through it without losing a single life. Is that true?

@Keeper - well, either way, I still think it'll be fun. :) The only reason I asked if it was going to be challenging is because Shiryu wrote in his description of the gameplay footage that there were moments where it was hard; I was just curious. But even if not's hard, I think it might be good.

Adamant

#12

Adamant said:

No one actually seem to know exactly what triggers the different endings, so... "maybe".

And yeah, Darius Twin is pretty bleh. Got the 2-player co-op thing going for it, but not much else. The Darius series was never really that good.

JGMR

#14

JGMR said:

G-Darius is the only game in the series which i highly recommend, and like to see on the Wii Arcade section or as a Wii-ware upgrade.

JustanotherGamer

#15

JustanotherGamer said:

A decent "Shoot them up" for The SNES. Given this was released in 1991, This doesn't stack up to later enteries in the Darius series.

Sharecrow

#17

Sharecrow said:

I'm interested in this one for sure. Though I've never played a Darius game before that I can recall....

kokosh_anel

#18

kokosh_anel said:

Hey everybody,
I'm a new owner of an old Super Nintendo :)
We've been playing Darius throughout the whole christmas and couldn't get past level 3. Now, we're not interested in cheats but there is a code for each level (like when you pass level 1 the code is 'HH02') but we have no idea where to enter the code... please help!

Happy Holidays!

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