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Dariusburst: Another Chronicle, or Darius Burst: Another Chronicle, is a 2010 game for Arcade, and is a remix of Dariusburst. The game was largely expanded upon and rereleased in 2011 as Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX. It was later included as a extra mode in Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours.


Plot

1904 D.C. (Darius Calendar)— When a Belser virus rent the hyperspace network to tatters, every craft in the human space fleet with a network link was stripped of all communications capabilities. The ensuing chaos saw the entire fleet devastated in the blink of an eye. The Silver Hawk fighters were the only craft from Planet Darius to escape the massacre. Equipped with Burst technology, these two cutting-edge craft were entrusted to humanoid AI terminal Ti2 and test pilot Riga Pratica. Flying the Silver Hawk Burst fighters alone into enemy territory without network support, the two heroes braved overwhelming odds to secure victory and liberation for Darius.

It is now 1910 D.C., and repairs on the hyperspace network have begun to reconnect the pockets of humanity scattered across the vast reaches of space. Combat data transmitted from Darius soon sees Burstequipped Silver Hawk fighters constructed in every inhabited galaxy. The stage is set for mankind’s grand counteroffensive. A team of heroes takes wing, flying into battle and the pages of history.

Gameplay

The game will allow from 1 and up to 4 players to play at a time; the largest amount of players possible in any Darius game.

The players may choose between playing Default Entry, with 3 ships per coin, or Infinite Ships Entry, with infinite ships at the cost of additional coins and forfeit of the players' highscore.

Another Chronicle has two game modes:

Original Mode

Standard gameplay through 3 zones from a selection of 12 (A-L). Here the players chooses one of 3 zones to start on and continues through two more zones in traditional fashion.

Chronicle Mode

Here the players choose individual missions, consisting of rearranged levels and bosses, with various possible set parameters.

In addition to this Another Chronicle EX has two more modes:

Original EX Mode

Similar to Orginal Mode, but with 12 new, and harder, zones (O-Z).

Event Mode

Online missions with varying selections of ships, lives, power-up configurations and bosses.

Pilots and Ships

DBACShips

This image is taken from plaque on Arcade Cab

In Another Chronicle there are 4 ships, of which three are returning from Dariusburst.

EX added four more ships:

Genesis, Gaiden and 2nd have the exact same appearance as Origin. Although Gaiden and 2nd are officially red, and Genesis and Origin are officially orange, this palette change does not make a visual difference as they change to the player's color. First player is red, second player is blue, third player is green and fourth player is orange.

Note: When playing as Legend, Next, Formula, Assault, Gaiden or Genesis, a Burst Meter is found under the ship. Watch that meter carefully as you play.

Levels and Bosses

DBACmap

This image is taken from in play action

Original Mode

BurstAC levels
Zone A
Red-Purple Hermit
Iron Fossil
Zone B
Annoying Coronatus
Hard Wheel
Zone C
Heavy Coronatus
Hyper Jaw
Zone D
Heavy Muffler
Lightning Claw
Zone E
Green Hermit
Ancient Barrage
Zone F
-
Phantom Castle
Zone G
-
Brightly Stare
Zone H
Red Lantern
Violent Ruler
Zone I
Red Lantern
Thousand Knives
Zone J
Heavy Muffler
Purple Hermit
Hungry Gluttons
Zone K
-
Dark Helios
Zone L
Red Lantern
Great Thing

Original EX Mode

BustACEX levels
Zone O
Purple Hermit
Knight Fossil
Zone P
Aquarium Fish
Glassy Stare
Zone Q
Red Lantern
Dark Flare
Zone R
Heavy Muffler
Lightning Flamberge
Zone S
-
Trident Jaw
Zone T
Red Lantern
Thousand Edge
Zone U
Green Hermit
Devilish Fish
Heavy Gluttons
Zone V
Impailing Coronatus
Golden Ruler
Zone W
Annoying Coronatus
Red Lantern
Dual Spin
Zone X
Red Lantern
Heavy Coronatus
Dreadful Whip
Zone Y
-
Slash Shell
Zone Z
Heavy Muffler
Purple Hermit
Heavy Coronatus
G.T.V.

Bosses Exclusive to Chronicle Mode

Boss FamilyBoss Name
Fossil King Fossil
Wheel Mud Wheel
Thorn Wheel
Jaw Disaster Jaw
Heavy Jaw
Assault Jaw
Lightning Lightning Prison
Castle Mirage Castle
Stare Insane Stare
Ruler Savage Ruler
Thousand Thousand Bullets
Gluttons Brute Gluttons
Dark Dark Flame
Great Thing G.T.B.
Whip Massive Whip
Blazes Whip

Release

The game is currently available to play in Japanese arcades and United States Round 1 franchise locations. There is also a cabinet located at The Game Grid Arcade in West Valley City, UT USA. http://gamegridarcade.com/darius.html

No European release-date have been announced as of yet. However, the game is currently being location tested in London, England (at the Leisure Casino Center arcade located next to Goodge Street Tube Station).

External Link

Official Dariusburst: Another Chronicle website
Official Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours website

References


Video(s)

first official Dariusburst CS trailer on Chara-Ani YouTube channel

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