Radiant Silvergun is a vertically scrolling shooter video game. A port of the game with enhanced high definition visuals was released on the XBox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service.
It's not often that you have to wait eleven years to play a video game, and before you get ahead of yourself, no, this isn't a review of Duke Nukem Forever. Developed by Treasure, masters of the shooter and sidescroller genres: Radiant Silvergun was first released in Japanese arcades all the way back in 1998, with a Saturn release following not too long after. The game quickly gained a reputation as one of the best arcade shooters of all time, though unfortunately, few were be able to testify to this fact, as Radiant Silvergun never saw release outside of its home country, and scarce import copies commanded such high prices on the secondary market that only the most diehard shooting fans could justify the purchase. The worst part is that the Sega Saturn's bizarre architecture is... Read Review