History VideoGame / RaySeries

28th May '16 10:51:25 AM erforce
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* MultiPlatform: ''[=RayStorm=] HD''. Available on Xbox 360 and [=PlayStation=] 3, but only available one's available outside of Japan.

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* MultiPlatform: ''[=RayStorm=] HD''. Available on Xbox 360 UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and [=PlayStation=] 3, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, but only available one's available outside of Japan.
12th Feb '16 11:39:48 AM GrammarNavi
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''[=RayForce=]'' uses the Taito F3 hardware, and eventually ports to the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows 95]]; a re-release of the original arcade game was also featured in ''[[CompilationRerelease Taito Legends 2]]'' for {{PlayStation 2}}, the original {{Xbox}}, and Windows PC. It uses two-dimensional graphics, but because of the game mechanics, the game uses a lot of Mode 7-like graphics to simulate three dimensions. [[SceneryPorn It works very, very well]]. A minor quirk of the game, however, lies in its naming; due to [[ExecutiveMeddling copyright problems]], it has no less than ''four'' [[MarketBasedTitle different names]]: ''[=RayForce=]'' for the Japanese and North American arcade releases, ''Layer Section'' for its Japanese home ports and North American Windows port, ''Galactic Attack'' for the North American Sega Saturn port, and ''Gunlock'' in Europe. On January 13th, 2012, ''[=RayForce=]'' was re-released for iOS devices.

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''[=RayForce=]'' uses the Taito F3 hardware, and eventually ports to the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows 95]]; a re-release of the original arcade game was also featured in ''[[CompilationRerelease Taito Legends 2]]'' for {{PlayStation 2}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, the original {{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/XBox, and Windows PC. It uses two-dimensional graphics, but because of the game mechanics, the game uses a lot of Mode 7-like graphics to simulate three dimensions. [[SceneryPorn It works very, very well]]. A minor quirk of the game, however, lies in its naming; due to [[ExecutiveMeddling copyright problems]], it has no less than ''four'' [[MarketBasedTitle different names]]: ''[=RayForce=]'' for the Japanese and North American arcade releases, ''Layer Section'' for its Japanese home ports and North American Windows port, ''Galactic Attack'' for the North American Sega Saturn port, and ''Gunlock'' in Europe. On January 13th, 2012, ''[=RayForce=]'' was re-released for iOS devices.



''[=RayStorm=]'' runs on the Taito FX-1B board[[labelnote:*]](Taito's arcade board based on the [=PlayStation=] hardware)[[/labelnote]], and as mentioned, is the first ''RAY'' game to use three-dimensional graphics, allowing for more varieties in stage scrolling and enemies. Furthermore, unlike the first game, in which you can only fire your homing lasers at enemies ''below'' you, any on-screen enemy is fair game for your lock-on attacks. If you find yourself in trouble, you can launch a SmartBomb that inflicts massive damage to all on-screen enemies. The game was later ported to the PlayStation in all three major regions, the Sega Saturn in Japan (under the name of ''Layer Section II''), and finally Windows PC in Japan and Europe. The ports each feature extras such as an arranged version of the original soundtrack (the PC version lack this though), an "Extra Mode" with new versions of the stages, and a [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13-Ship Mode]] in which you have thirteen lives, with every three lives (for the first twelve lives) using a different ship and the final ship being a weaker prototype ship by default with just one credit. The North American [=PlayStation=] version, handled by WorkingDesigns, had a contest for $10,000, and a form of EasyModeMockery to discourage players from BS'ing their way through the game and calling it a day. ''[=RayStorm=]'' also got an exclusive [=PlayStation 2=] release, via ''Taito Legends 2'', but it's the arcade version and not the enhanced [=PlayStation=] version.

An [[UpdatedRerelease HD version]] of ''[=RayStorm=]'' has been released for XboxLiveArcade worldwide on May 5th, 2010 and a day later on {{PlayStation Network}} in Japan. The HD re-release features the ability to play as two new ships, the [=R-GRAY 0=][[labelnote:*]]the prototype ship seen in the 13-Ship Mode of previous home ports in playable form outside the 13-Plane Mode, redesigned to be reminiscent of the RVA-818-X-LAY fighter from ''[=RayForce=]''[[/labelnote]] and the R-GEAR[[labelnote:*]]a ship that serves as a namesake for the canceled sequel to ''[=RayForce=]''[[/labelnote]], online leaderboards, sharable replays, [[AchievementSystem Achievements/Trophies]], and all stages are playable on any difficulty. Like ''[=RayForce=]'' before it, ''[=RayStorm=]'' also received an iOS re-release.

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''[=RayStorm=]'' runs on the Taito FX-1B board[[labelnote:*]](Taito's arcade board based on the [=PlayStation=] hardware)[[/labelnote]], and as mentioned, is the first ''RAY'' game to use three-dimensional graphics, allowing for more varieties in stage scrolling and enemies. Furthermore, unlike the first game, in which you can only fire your homing lasers at enemies ''below'' you, any on-screen enemy is fair game for your lock-on attacks. If you find yourself in trouble, you can launch a SmartBomb that inflicts massive damage to all on-screen enemies. The game was later ported to the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation in all three major regions, the Sega Saturn in Japan (under the name of ''Layer Section II''), and finally Windows PC in Japan and Europe. The ports each feature extras such as an arranged version of the original soundtrack (the PC version lack this though), an "Extra Mode" with new versions of the stages, and a [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13-Ship Mode]] in which you have thirteen lives, with every three lives (for the first twelve lives) using a different ship and the final ship being a weaker prototype ship by default with just one credit. The North American [=PlayStation=] version, handled by WorkingDesigns, had a contest for $10,000, and a form of EasyModeMockery to discourage players from BS'ing their way through the game and calling it a day. ''[=RayStorm=]'' also got an exclusive [=PlayStation 2=] release, via ''Taito Legends 2'', but it's the arcade version and not the enhanced [=PlayStation=] version.

An [[UpdatedRerelease HD version]] of ''[=RayStorm=]'' has been released for XboxLiveArcade UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade worldwide on May 5th, 2010 and a day later on {{PlayStation Network}} UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork}} in Japan. The HD re-release features the ability to play as two new ships, the [=R-GRAY 0=][[labelnote:*]]the prototype ship seen in the 13-Ship Mode of previous home ports in playable form outside the 13-Plane Mode, redesigned to be reminiscent of the RVA-818-X-LAY fighter from ''[=RayForce=]''[[/labelnote]] and the R-GEAR[[labelnote:*]]a ship that serves as a namesake for the canceled sequel to ''[=RayForce=]''[[/labelnote]], online leaderboards, sharable replays, [[AchievementSystem Achievements/Trophies]], and all stages are playable on any difficulty. Like ''[=RayForce=]'' before it, ''[=RayStorm=]'' also received an iOS re-release.
4th Dec '15 4:27:10 PM nombretomado
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''[=RayForce=]'' uses the Taito F3 hardware, and eventually ports to the SegaSaturn and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows 95]]; a re-release of the original arcade game was also featured in ''[[CompilationRerelease Taito Legends 2]]'' for {{PlayStation 2}}, the original {{Xbox}}, and Windows PC. It uses two-dimensional graphics, but because of the game mechanics, the game uses a lot of Mode 7-like graphics to simulate three dimensions. [[SceneryPorn It works very, very well]]. A minor quirk of the game, however, lies in its naming; due to [[ExecutiveMeddling copyright problems]], it has no less than ''four'' [[MarketBasedTitle different names]]: ''[=RayForce=]'' for the Japanese and North American arcade releases, ''Layer Section'' for its Japanese home ports and North American Windows port, ''Galactic Attack'' for the North American Sega Saturn port, and ''Gunlock'' in Europe. On January 13th, 2012, ''[=RayForce=]'' was re-released for iOS devices.

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''[=RayForce=]'' uses the Taito F3 hardware, and eventually ports to the SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows 95]]; a re-release of the original arcade game was also featured in ''[[CompilationRerelease Taito Legends 2]]'' for {{PlayStation 2}}, the original {{Xbox}}, and Windows PC. It uses two-dimensional graphics, but because of the game mechanics, the game uses a lot of Mode 7-like graphics to simulate three dimensions. [[SceneryPorn It works very, very well]]. A minor quirk of the game, however, lies in its naming; due to [[ExecutiveMeddling copyright problems]], it has no less than ''four'' [[MarketBasedTitle different names]]: ''[=RayForce=]'' for the Japanese and North American arcade releases, ''Layer Section'' for its Japanese home ports and North American Windows port, ''Galactic Attack'' for the North American Sega Saturn port, and ''Gunlock'' in Europe. On January 13th, 2012, ''[=RayForce=]'' was re-released for iOS devices.
5th Aug '15 10:37:22 PM Digivam143
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* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: Right before the final boss of ''[=RayForce=]'', the game gives you a lot of harmless pods for you to lock-on and destroy, all of which contain enough power-ups to power ''both'' characters to full ''multiple times''. [[NintendoHard You're so gonna]] [[ThatOneBoss need them]].

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* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: Right before the final boss of ''[=RayForce=]'', the game gives you a lot of harmless pods for you to lock-on and destroy, all of which contain enough power-ups to power ''both'' characters to full ''multiple times''. [[NintendoHard You're so gonna]] [[ThatOneBoss [[FinalBoss need them]].
27th Jul '15 12:15:56 PM LucaEarlgrey
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''This is the control tower. [[DescribeTopicHere Describe the RAY series here]], over.''
24th Jul '15 8:08:44 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Hyper Laser attack in ''[=RayStorm=]''; channel all of your available lock-on slots onto one enemy for an extra-powerful attack. It's plausible with the R-GRAY 1 and its maximum of 8 slots, but on R-GRAY 2 it's just not worth trying to get sixteen locks onto one enemy. In both cases, the damage boost is usually too weak for the risk and there's no bonus for doing it. The Hyper Laser gets a little better in ''[=RayCrisis=]''; see DifficultButAwesome below.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Hyper Laser attack Attack in ''[=RayStorm=]''; channel all of your available lock-on slots onto one enemy for an extra-powerful attack. It's plausible with the R-GRAY 1 and its maximum of 8 slots, but on R-GRAY 2 it's just not worth trying to get sixteen locks onto one enemy. In both cases, the damage boost is usually too weak for the risk and there's no bonus for doing it. The Hyper Laser Attack gets a little better in ''[=RayCrisis=]''; see DifficultButAwesome below.



** The Hyper Laser attack as presented in ''[=RayCrisis=]''. It actually does a reasonable amount of damage and also gives you a bonus depending on how many enemies you kill and their usual point values. It's still hard to do on Wave Rider 02 because it needs up to 16 locks, but Hyper Laser spamming on Wave Rider 01 becomes a viable strategy.

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** The Hyper Laser attack Attack as presented in ''[=RayCrisis=]''. It actually does a reasonable amount of damage and also gives you a bonus depending on how many enemies you kill and their usual point values. It's still hard to do on Wave Rider 02 because it needs up to 16 locks, but Hyper Laser spamming on Wave Rider 01 becomes a viable strategy.
24th Jul '15 8:08:20 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** The Hyper Laser attack as presented in ''[=RayCrisis=]''. It actually does a reasonable amount of damage and also gives you a bonus depending on how many enemies you kill and their usual point values. It's still hard to do on Wave Rider 02 because it needs 16 locks, but Hyper Laser spamming on Wave Rider 01 becomes a viable strategy.

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** The Hyper Laser attack as presented in ''[=RayCrisis=]''. It actually does a reasonable amount of damage and also gives you a bonus depending on how many enemies you kill and their usual point values. It's still hard to do on Wave Rider 02 because it needs up to 16 locks, but Hyper Laser spamming on Wave Rider 01 becomes a viable strategy.
24th Jul '15 8:07:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Hyper Laser attack in ''[=RayStorm=]''; channel all of your available lock-on slots onto one enemy for an extra-powerful attack. It's plausible with the R-GRAY 1 and its maximum of 8 slots, but on R-GRAY 2 it's just not worth trying to get sixteen locks onto one enemy. In both cases, the damage boost is usually too weak for the risk and there's no bonus for doing it. The Hyper Laser gets a little better in ''[=RayCrisis=]''; see DifficultButAwesome below.



* DifficultButAwesome: The R-GEAR in ''[=RayStorm=] HD'' has homing missiles and average mobility, though in the hands of a skilled player, it has higher scoring potential than the other R-GRAY ships due to its combo-based lock-on system combined with a SuperMode that provides a short burst of speed, invincibility, and temporarily gains infinite lock-on attacks.

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* DifficultButAwesome: DifficultButAwesome:
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The R-GEAR in ''[=RayStorm=] HD'' has homing missiles and average mobility, though in the hands of a skilled player, it has higher scoring potential than the other R-GRAY ships due to its combo-based lock-on system combined with a SuperMode that provides a short burst of speed, invincibility, and temporarily gains infinite lock-on attacks.attacks.
** The Hyper Laser attack as presented in ''[=RayCrisis=]''. It actually does a reasonable amount of damage and also gives you a bonus depending on how many enemies you kill and their usual point values. It's still hard to do on Wave Rider 02 because it needs 16 locks, but Hyper Laser spamming on Wave Rider 01 becomes a viable strategy.
24th Jul '15 8:03:02 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* NintendoHard: It's an arcade ShootEmUp series, after all. The first game doesn't even grant you a SmartBomb to defend yourself with. In addition, many enemies have quick laser attacks and {{homing laser|s}} attacks that are very difficult to outsmart.
24th May '15 5:51:39 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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''[=RayForce=]'' uses the Taito F3 hardware, and eventually ports to the SegaSaturn and [[IBMPersonalComputer Windows 95]]; a re-release of the original arcade game was also featured in ''[[CompilationRerelease Taito Legends 2]]'' for {{PlayStation 2}}, the original {{Xbox}}, and Windows PC. It uses two-dimensional graphics, but because of the game mechanics, the game uses a lot of Mode 7-like graphics to simulate three dimensions. [[SceneryPorn It works very, very well]]. A minor quirk of the game, however, lies in its naming; due to [[ExecutiveMeddling copyright problems]], it has no less than ''four'' [[MarketBasedTitle different names]]: ''[=RayForce=]'' for the Japanese and North American arcade releases, ''Layer Section'' for its Japanese home ports and North American Windows port, ''Galactic Attack'' for the North American Sega Saturn port, and ''Gunlock'' in Europe. On January 13th, 2012, ''[=RayForce=]'' was re-released for iOS devices.

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''[=RayForce=]'' uses the Taito F3 hardware, and eventually ports to the SegaSaturn and [[IBMPersonalComputer [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows 95]]; a re-release of the original arcade game was also featured in ''[[CompilationRerelease Taito Legends 2]]'' for {{PlayStation 2}}, the original {{Xbox}}, and Windows PC. It uses two-dimensional graphics, but because of the game mechanics, the game uses a lot of Mode 7-like graphics to simulate three dimensions. [[SceneryPorn It works very, very well]]. A minor quirk of the game, however, lies in its naming; due to [[ExecutiveMeddling copyright problems]], it has no less than ''four'' [[MarketBasedTitle different names]]: ''[=RayForce=]'' for the Japanese and North American arcade releases, ''Layer Section'' for its Japanese home ports and North American Windows port, ''Galactic Attack'' for the North American Sega Saturn port, and ''Gunlock'' in Europe. On January 13th, 2012, ''[=RayForce=]'' was re-released for iOS devices.
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