Official Title  Raiden DX [Major Wave Series]
Common Title  Raiden DX [Major Wave Series]
Serial Number(s)  SLPM-86656
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Shooter 

Developer  Seibu Kaihatsu
Publisher  Hamster
Date Released  26 October 2000
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPM-86656
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4529651000451  - 


Menus and gameplay are in English.

RAIDEN DX is another one of the few good PSX shooters, proving that the machine can be good with sprites if you know what you're doing. Proper vertical mode is included for the purists, and there are two remixed soundtracks along with the arcade original ("original release" and "Viper Phase 1").

Three courses are available. Training is a huge level in which you only have one credit (unless you cheat and play 2P) - so it may as well be called "Score Attack" level. Novice has five levels, and may just be plain Raiden 2 as there is some reference to it above the course select bit. Expert mode is a full eight-stage game with entirely new levels (except in that each stage has the corresponding Raiden 2 boss at the end), plus an Extra Stage.

The third option, however, is one of Raiden DX's most noteworthy innovations. The "Training Stage" is a single all-new level, around 15 minutes long and with only one boss, right at the end. Unlike the rest of the game, no continues are allowed, and no 1UPs are available - you get three lives with which to battle all the way to the end, and if you blow it there are no second chances.

After more play, you'll also unlock the Special Stage (yet another exclusive-to-DX addition), in which the nervous player must face all ten of the game's bosses one after the other, with generous power-ups but again without the benefit of continues, in a round which is played not for points but against the clock (you get awarded a "lap time" for each individual boss, and for the stage as a whole should you finish). The only way to get on the Special Stage's high score table is to complete it, a task which will keep even the most hardcore expert shooter busy for many an hour.

  Manufacturer's description:

Vertical scrolling arcade shooter in the popular X-Dee [lightning] is a faithful reproduction of PS appeared. Structure and different stages of the game is "practice" "Elementary" "Intermediate" can be free to choose three courses. The stage and are sprinkled with mystery Bonasuficha a number of factors including doing well is full.

  • Third person perspective
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • SCIFI & Futuristic themes.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.2.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL2 GPU Core 2.0.0 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 5 (GLSlang Files (gpuPeteOGL2-slv/slf))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.2.0.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Fire -  Triangle Button
  Rapid fire -  Square Button
  Bomb -  X or Circle Buttons
  Pause -  Start Button
  Move plane -  D-Pad


 Unlock Viper Phase One Soundtrack -  In Training difficulty setting successfully complete the game without using any continues.
  Unlockable Boss Rush -  Complete Expert Course
  Unlockable Encyclopedia -  Complete Expert Course

 P1 Unlimited Ships:  
801E55B2 0008

  P1 Full Power:  
801E55BC 0008
801E55C6 0008

  P1 Invincible:  
800445A6 1400

  P2 Invincible:  
8004463A 1400

  Invincibility (Note : Game will crash. To avoid, switch off PAR when the boss for each stage is just destroyed and enable at beginning of next stage):  
801E8830 0D01
801E88EC 2224

 - Jewel Case Covers
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Res. - 300 dpi
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Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 1'54 MB
 - Disc Covers
Dim. - 1419 x 1423 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 2'94 MB

  • Raiden DX [SLPS-00728]   
  • Raiden DX [SCPS-45019]   

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