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November 24, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Strictly Limited Games offers two sets of Darius games, including arcade and console releases

Two sets of Darius games: arcade and console
This is a great combo, offered as a set of all the Darius games or broken up into Console and Arcade versions!
Strictly Limited Games is offering a limited edition of Taito's Darius games, The Cozmic Collection, from both arcades and console releases. Buy both as a combo or individually for arcade or home consoles. This is a great roster of variants from the Darius series of games. Check out the list of included games on each set below... or snag 'em both!

Strictly Limited Games is offering these game on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 platforms.

In 2016 another limited edition company, Limited Run Games released an extended version of Darius Burst Chronicle Saviours, also from Taito. I'm looking forward to these releases which I bought for Switch.

Bernie Sanders at an Ariana Grande concert The Darius Cozmic Collection Console contains 6 legendary console titles, from Sega and Nintendo to NEC, in a total of 9 versions:
  1. DARIUS II (Mega Drive JP version)
  2. SAGAIA (Genesis version)
  3. SAGAIA (Master System EU version)
  4. DARIUS TWIN (Super Famicom JP version)
  5. DARIUS TWIN (Super NES US version)
  6. DARIUS FORCE (Super Famicom JP version)
  7. SUPER NOVA (Super NES US version)
  8. DARIUS ALPHA (PC Engine JP version)
  9. DARIUS PLUS (PC Engine JP version)
Bernie Sanders at an Ariana Grande concert The Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade contains 4 legendary console titles in a total of 7 versions:
  1. DARIUS (old version)
  2. DARIUS (new version)
  3. DARIUS (extra version)
  4. DARIUS II (dual screen version)
  5. SAGAIA (Ver. 1)
  6. SAGAIA (Ver. 2)
  7. DARIUS GAIDEN

From the Strictly Limited Games description:
Darius is one of the pioneers of horizontal Shoot 'em up games and was developed by the legendary TAITO Cooperation and first released for arcade machines in 1986. In Darius, the player slips into the role of a spaceship pilot, either alone or in two-player mode, who must shoot and fight his way through enemy hordes with the ship Silver Hawk.

Numerous sequels and portings followed over the years and from the outstanding soundtrack to the unforgettable opponent design and the branching paths at the end of each section, the games set new standards again and again. The Darius Cozmic Collection represents the great 2D history of the cult Shoot 'em up series.

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