Not to be confused with the game known as Darius+.
Darius Plus is a shoot em up video game released in 1990 for the PC Engine. It is a port of Darius, and a "light" version of Super Darius that was released earlier that year. It is mostly the same as the original game, but with music and sound rearranged for the PC Engine's sound hardware, a lower number of bosses, and certain bug fixes. Plus is unusual for being the only PC Engine game to also have support for the SuperGrafx; the SG can handle sprites better than the normal PCE, so a lot of flickering is removed.
A promotional version of Plus called Darius Alpha was also released in the same year as a mail-order exclusive. This version only features a boss rush, where the player faces against all Plus bosses one after another.
- Difficulty select: On the title screen, while holding I and II, press Select. Same four difficulties as Super.
Stages and bosses
Some bosses were removed, while others were shuffled around; there is a total of 16 unique bosses in Plus. Interestingly, some of the removed bosses were from the original arcade Darius, such as fan-favorite Great Thing.