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DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours

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DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is the latest installment in Taito's DARIUS series of arcade-style shooting games. Blast hordes of alien sea-monsters, and blaze your own trail through branching environments.
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About DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours

About this game

DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is the latest installment in Taito's DARIUS series of arcade-style shooting games. Blast hordes of alien sea-monsters, and blaze your own trail through branching environments.

Features:

  • The richest content in the Darius series: all the arcade content from Another Chronicle EX (AC), plus the all-new Chronicle Saviours (CS) Mode.
  • In AC Mode, you have multiple modes: Original, Original EX, and Chronicle Mode. Original Mode is an authentic recreation of the arcade campaign with its branching levels. Original EX mode is a harder version of the arcade campaign, designed for players that want an extra challenge.
  • Chronicle Mode includes a whopping 3000+ stages that can be unlocked by global players. Each time a world is unlocked by a player on your cabinet*, you get access to it too. Race to save them all!
  • CS Mode is a single player story mode with 200+ stages, spanning the entire timeline of DARIUS history. Revisit classic Darius ships and music in this ultimate fan experience!
  • 9 playable ships to choose from, including Silver Hawk variants from classic Darius games, and a new CS-exclusive ship. Some ships are equipped with powerful Burst weapons, while others have strong base firepower. Pick the playstyle that suits you best, and use your ship’s unique strengths and weaknesses to blast through your enemies.
  • Over 40 enormous aquatic-themed battleships including series favorites like "Great Thing" and "Iron Fossil" as well as new CS-exclusive bosses.
  • A haunting and memorable Zuntata soundtrack, including classic tracks and entirely new compositions. Play it loud for the full Darius experience!
  • Up to 4-player local co-op with unique mechanics like sharable power-ups and Burst weapon combos.
  • Graphical settings for a variety of resolutions in 16:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios—up to 3440 x 1440 resolution.
  • AC Mode supports dual monitors with a 32:9 aspect ratio, and up to 6880 x 1440 resolution. The 32:9 aspect ratio appears letterboxed on single-screen displays to preserve the appearance of the original game. CS Mode is optimized for single-monitor displays to give a larger picture. No matter what your setup, DARIUSBURST CS is a truly massive visual experience!
  • Steam achievements, online leaderboards, and cloud backup saves are supported. Compete to see who can get the best score in each area!

*Here's how the cabinet feature works; when you begin playing DARIUSBURST CS, you'll be assigned a random virtual cabinet. As you complete areas in Chronicle Mode, you'll liberate planets and unlock new areas. Whenever you liberate a world, it will also be unlocked and shared with other players that are in the same cabinet. Compete with other players to see who can clear the most worlds, or see who can get the highest score in each world. It's like a miniature universe that you share with other players!

Game Details

Release Date:
December 03, 2015
Developer:
Pyramid
Publishers:
KADOKAWA CORP.
TAITO CORP.

Komodo
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
ESRB rating of 6
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Shoot 'Em Up
Bullet Hell

Action

Shooter
Themes:
Side Scroller
Difficult

Great Soundtrack

Space

Anime

Sci-fi
Play Styles:
Co-op
4 Player Local

Local Co-Op

2D

Singleplayer
Features:
SharedSplit Screen
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Remote Play Together

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8.1/10
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo E6400
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 Compatible, GeForce 8600GT
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended, Monitor over 1280x720 px, refresh rate over 60Hz not supported.

Recommended:

  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 Compatible, GeForce GT260X or better
  • Additional Notes: Controllers: XInput and DirectInput (Xbox or similar button layout) controllers are supported. XInput controllers are recommended. ** DirectInput controllers with more or fewer buttons might not have an ideal layout. ** Analog Stick buttons (pressing the sticks inward) are not recognized. - - - Dual Monitors: To use dual-screen mode, 2 monitors supporting 1920x1080 are necessary. It is possible to use monitors with a higher resolution, but 2 monitors set to 1920x1080 are recommended. ** Monitors with less than 1080 pixels in vertical resolution are not supported. ** Dual monitors are only supported for AC Mode.

Critic Reviews

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Destructoid

60 / 100
"Unless you're a die-hard space shooter fan who doesn't mind repetitive filler content, it is hard to recommend Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours at the current price point, even...

Multiplayer.it

70 / 100
"A long-awaited return for one of the most famous Japanese shoot 'em ups."

DarkZero

90 / 100
"Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours is jam-packed with brilliant shoot-em-up action. It’s a game that can last you a long time, and hardly ever loses its touch over that period....
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

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43.75% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Easy
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Just Right
17.86%
Tough
64.29%
Unforgiving
14.29%
Don't Ragequit! 64.29%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Completionist! 10.71%  of players have Conquered It

DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 3 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.3

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Fanatical User
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A challenging arcade shooter with a decent amount of content, has trading cards, remote play together, and has been on sale numerous times. It's not beginner friendly. I'm still enjoying it and have a few hours of playtime. IIRC I paid around $23 for it and felt it was worth it.
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a must have for shoot'em ups lovers.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 18% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 79% of GameFAQs users said DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to USK, DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8.1/10
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo E6400
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 Compatible, GeForce 8600GT
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended, Monitor over 1280x720 px, refresh rate over 60Hz not supported.
Recommended:
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 Compatible, GeForce GT260X or better
  • Additional Notes: Controllers: XInput and DirectInput (Xbox or similar button layout) controllers are supported. XInput controllers are recommended. ** DirectInput controllers with more or fewer buttons might not have an ideal layout. ** Analog Stick buttons (pressing the sticks inward) are not recognized. - - - Dual Monitors: To use dual-screen mode, 2 monitors supporting 1920x1080 are necessary. It is possible to use monitors with a higher resolution, but 2 monitors set to 1920x1080 are recommended. ** Monitors with less than 1080 pixels in vertical resolution are not supported. ** Dual monitors are only supported for AC Mode.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 60 hours. 81% of users played DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours for over 40 hours.
78% of critics on Metacritic recommend DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours was released on December 03, 2015
DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is published by KADOKAWA CORP., TAITO CORP., and Komodo
DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours was developed by Pyramid
Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as Shoot 'Em Up, Bullet Hell, Action, and Shooter
Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as Side Scroller, Difficult, Great Soundtrack, and Space
Yes. Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as having Co-op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as having Local Co-Op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as Shoot 'Em Up
Yes, Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as Bullet Hell
Yes, Fanatical users tagged DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours as Action

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