Sagaia (Darius II) is a Taito's shoot 'em up where you will help Proco Jr. and Tiat Young face seafood-like enemies in the solar system. Play it's Genesis/Mega Drive port here online, for free!
Sagaia, also known as Darius II, is a horizontal scrolling shoot ’em up developed and published by Taito originally to the arcades, what happened in September 1989.
This direct sequel to the 1987 Darius is set in the inner half of the solar system, and has the same branching level structure as its predecessor. Its main distinguishing features are the non-linear level system and the enemies, which are different kinds of seafood.
What we have here available for you to play online is the Genesis/Mega Drive port of the game, which was released in 1990. Changes include a boss rush mode (via a code) and various modifications to levels and mechanics, such as the boss Steel Spine being moved to another level and the boss Killer Higia being replaced with a similar creation called Nehonojia. This conversion does not support two players, so the ability to choose between Proco Jr. and Tiat Young was added; Proco plays like normal, while Tiat starts every life off with one power level to every weapon.
A long time ago, the planet of Darius went into ruin but Proco and Tiat of Darius gave birth to a new planet named Orga. After many centuries, Proco Jr. and Tiat Young receive a strange radio broadcast from the galaxy. They discover that it’s a mayday signal from another descendant of Darius. They board the Silverhawk, preparing to defeat an evil force and journey to the galaxy.
- Arrow Keys: Move
- Button Y: S (Shoots)
- Button B: X (Bomb)
- Button A: Z (Shoots)
- Start: Enter
- Attention: These controls are default. Hover your mouse into the lower part of the screen and a control bar will show up if you want to set it in any other way.
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Added In: August 5th, 2021
Categories: Arcade, Classics, Shooting
Tags: 16-Bit, Aliens, Genesis (Mega Drive), HTML5, Ships, Shoot 'em Up, Space, Upgrades
Developer and/or publisher: Taito
Link to Sagaia [Genesis]