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Darius Cozmic Collection Console

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 16, 2020
Nintendo SwitchJun 16, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Taito

Publisher: ININ Games

Genres: Action, Arcade

Experience one of the most influential horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up series of all time from the comfort of your home, on your TV screen or on the go in portable mode. Developed by the legendary TAITO Corporation and first released for arcade machines, the monumental Darius Cozmic Collection Console offers 6 of the best console entries in the long-running series in a total of 9 versions! This download includes the following 6 titles (9 versions) from the Darius home console series: - Darius II (Mega Drive, JP version) - SAGAIA (Genesis, US version) - SAGAIA (Master System, EU version) - Darius Twin (Super Famicom, JP version) - Darius Twin (Super NES, US version) - Darius Force (Super Famicom, JP version) - Super Nova (Super NES, US version) - Darius Alpha (PC Engine, JP version) - Darius Plus (PC Engine, JP version)

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As a piece of gaming history the Darius Collections are spot on, recreating classic arcade and console games on modern hardware, but they are massively overpriced considering the content. Some games in the Arcade collection are either minor tweaks or ports of a previous versions, so you would have to be a die hard Darius fan to even consider purchasing both collections. The Console collection is by far the better choice due to the single screen design, but aficionados will then miss the classic arcade versions.

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This is not a bad collection; the games are a lot of fun and play well, but like its Arcade counterpart I can’t recommend it at this price, especially when I feel this is the weaker of the two collections. M2 does great work and it’s on display here, but I think these two collections should have been bundled together and sold at full price, not in two separate collections bundled at full price each.

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All in all, like with the companion Arcade collection, this is a high-quality collection of games, but the experience is brought down by some missing content and a high price tag.

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Still, it's all about the games, and they're still good fun. In fact, Darius Cozmic Collection Console is a marginally easier recommendation than the arcade one; there are five distinct titles here rather than three, and they're all worth playing – even if none of them quite reach the glorious heights of Darius Gaiden.

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