Remember playing Dariusburst Another Chronicle in the arcades, or indeed any Darius game?
We certainly don’t, but it’s not for want of trying. We remember reading about the original Darius in Computer and Video Games and having our minds blown by its wide, wide-screen action. Unfortunately, while we’ve looked high and low, we’ve never seen any Darius arcade game in a UK arcade. The problem is that Darius’s play area is so wide it’s the equivalent of two or three widescreen monitors so, even when they were in their heyday, arcade owners would have to invest in new hardware just for that one game.
But it looks like Taito and ININ games are going to set things right with DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX+. No, it’s not bundled with two extra monitors but this console-based update of the arcade version does let you play the game in its widescreen glory. There are big bars at the top, as you might expect, but there’s no easy way round that; a zoom in option version would be cool but that’d mean redesign the entire game.
Wideness aside, DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX+ also boasts a massive forty bosses, and the ability to play the game locally with three other players. In the latter case, we’d recommend commandeering the biggest TV in the house so you don’t have to squint. Who needs another episode of Coronation Street anyway?
DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX+ arrives this June 11th, blasting onto the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.