Pulse Plasma Cannon (Level 0)
Lock-On Beam (Level 1+)
The famous interstellar
fighter-bomber from Raiden II makes a cameo appearance in the Raiden Fighters
series. Raiden mk-II brings its ever famous Purple Plasma Lock-On Laser from
Raiden II and homing missiles to this game. Despite it having ion propulsion
thrusters, the Raiden mk-II is a painfully slow ship. In fact, it is the slowest
ship of all, being even slower than it was in Raiden II! It's incredible weaponry,
with a fully powered-up Purple Plasma, makes up for the Raiden mk-II's speed.
In addition, the Purple Plasma in this game does not require you to charge
up anymore. You use its lock-on snaking form immediately after you collect
at least one [L] powerup. Also, the Raiden brought along its Thermonuclear
Bomb from Raiden II. The Bomb takes a substantial amount of time to deploy,
making it ineffective as a panic bomb. You usually have to use the Bombs earlier
than usual. The Raiden mk-II recommended for advanced and expert players only.
Nostalgic Raiden fans will enjoy playing
as this old-time favorite ship from Raiden II. Raiden II fans know how this
Extremely rapid fire puts very little strain on the player's hands. When at
least one 'L' power-up is collected, shooting will instantly transform the
laser into its tracking form (no charging up like in Raiden II). Fully powered-up,
the Plasma Laser can damage almost every target on the screen simultaneously.
Cons: Painfully slow speed. Quite possibly the slowest fighter
in the entire series. The bomb also takes a good while to deploy. As in Raiden
II, the Plasma Laser is quite weak, even at full power.
Close this window