Raiden Trad

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Raiden Trad
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Micronet (JP, US) Bignet USA (US rerelease) Tec Toy (BR)
Developer:
Distributor: Bignet USA (US)
Licensor: Seibu Kaihatsu
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Shooting[3][4][5]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,8008,800 T-22043
Sega Mega Drive
US
22036
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Bignet USA)
22036
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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Raiden Trad, known as Raiden Densetsu (雷電伝説) in Japan, is a 1991 shoot-'em-up published by Micronet for the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in the US and Japan. It is an expanded port of Seibu Kaihatsu's 1990 arcade shoot-'em-up Raiden and the only game in their Raiden series of shoot-'em-ups on a Sega console.

A European release was planned by Ubisoft[9] but it did not materialise.

Gameplay

A and C fire. By default, holding down the button will fire repeatedly but with delay between each shot. By turning on rapidfire in the options, C will fire three shots in a row before a short delay (A remains unchanged). B drops a bomb, which you have a limited supply of. Powerups are both collected from enemies and by destroying objects found throughout the levels (such as crates). Weapon upgrade powerups will cycle between two options.

The main weapon upgrade powerup, which is just a solid red or blue color, serves dual purpose. Bullets are "red," lasers are "blue." If you collect a main weapon upgrade of the same color as the weapon you have, the weapon is upgraded; otherwise, your current weapon is lost and you switch to the other one.

Two types of sub weapons are available: "missile" and "homing".

Versions

Though other third parties have ported it to various other systems, Mega Drive version was ported by original developer. When played on "normal" difficulty level, the game is the closest port of the 16bit era. The SNES content has cut content, the PC-Engine versions have more colorful graphics, but slight changes in stage layout and scrolling speed. Exclusive to the Sega is a 9th stage simply called "special stage", accessed after clearing the game once. This stage has all new graphics and a new boss.

This is a multregional release, the title changes depending on the systems coutry setting.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Raiden Trad Raiden Trad
Japanese 雷電伝説 Raiden Densetsu

Production credits

  • Program: K.KONDO, H.MORI
  • Graphic: M.KATO, BEYOND, TOSHI, B.WADA
  • Music: AKIRA


Magazine articles

Main article: Raiden Trad/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Raiden Trad/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[10]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
70
[11]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[12]
Consoles + (FR)
67
[13]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
64
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
73
[15]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
66
[16]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
76
[18]
Génération 4 (FR)
91
[19]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
78
[20]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[21]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
70
[22]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
81
[23]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
81
[24]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
66
[25]
MegaTech (UK)
79
[26]
Mean Machines (UK)
81
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
79
[28]
Player One (FR)
60
[29]
Power Play (DE)
56
[30]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
75
[31]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
68
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
76
[33]
Sega Pro (UK)
58
[34]
Sega Pro (UK)
44
[35]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[36]
Supergame (BR)
91
[8]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
37
[37]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US)
70
[38]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
30 reviews

Raiden Trad

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Raidentrad md jp manual.pdf
Manual
RaidenTrad MD JP Postcard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega Drive, US
RaidenTrad MD US Box.jpg
Cover
RaidenTrad MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Raiden Trad MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Bignet USA)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f839a811
MD5 af6b6c2e4870a46e61b90bd6d662e7fa
SHA-1 9d4011d650179c62acdba0ed58143aa77b97d0e9
1MB 1991-03 Cartridge (US/JP)

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Beyond_Interactive
  2. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Shangri-La
  3. File:RaidenTrad MD JP Box.jpg
  4. File:RaidenTrad MD US Box.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  6. File:EGM US BuyersGuide 1992.pdf, page 15
  7. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/CPV6hrGp_d4/m/9EpVhNiDfEcJ
  8. 8.0 8.1 Supergame, "Julho 1992" (BR; 1992-07-xx), page 33
  9. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 10
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 184
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "November 1991" (DE; 1991-10-11), page 150
  12. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1991" (JP; 1991-06-08), page 34
  13. Consoles +, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-04), page 73
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 133
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 20
  16. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 81
  17. Famitsu, "1991-07-26" (JP; 1991-07-12), page 1
  18. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 55
  19. Génération 4, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 142
  20. Game Zone, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-24), page 42
  21. Hippon Super, "August 1991" (JP; 1991-07-04), page 87
  22. Joystick, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 195
  23. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 81
  24. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
  25. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1991" (JP; 1991-09-XX), page 107
  26. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 79
  27. Mean Machines, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-28), page 134
  28. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  29. Player One, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 106
  30. Power Play, "11/91" (DE; 1991-10-11), page 153
  31. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  32. Sega Power, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-04), page 23
  33. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 68
  34. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 33
  35. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  36. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  37. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 140
  38. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "November 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 49


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