Super Darius is a shoot em up video game released in 1990 for the PC Engine CD-ROM² by NEC Avenue. It is a port of Darius, and the only attempt at an accurate port of the game for many years, using recordings of music and sound effects straight from the PCB. Its other claim to fame is the introduction of all 26 bosses from the original draft for Darius, some of which were earlier seen on promotional material. Some bosses would later be redesigned and used in Darius II.
Super Darius was also included in the list of games available for the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini in March 19, 2020, available in all the regions.
- Difficulty select: On the title screen, while holding Select, press Run. Four difficulties: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Professional.
- "Boss rush" mode: On the title screen, while holding Down + Select on Controller 1 and Up + Run + I on Controller 2, press Run on Controller 1.
Stages and bosses
The 11 bosses from the arcade version of Darius are reinforced with the 15 bosses from the original draft, so every zone now has a unique boss. The four bosses marked with a * appeared in Darius II the year before.
The boss rush mode puts the player up against all 26 bosses from A to Z. After every fight, the player gains a small increase in all three power levels while recharging the shield as well.