Darius Twin is a horizontal scrolling shooter for the Super Nintendo, released in 1991 and is part of the Darius series. It was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on April 13, 2010 and in North America on December 13, 2010.
Though similar to the arcade Darius entries, Darius Twin featured slightly different gameplay features, most notably in the player's power-ups. Players collected weapon and shield power-ups from square shaped enemies that approached the player from the front and behind, but once players died after collecting a certain amount of power-ups, the power-ups the player collected stayed with the ship post-destruction. Players 1 and 2 were allowed their own separate amounts of lives, but there were no continues in the game.
The game contains five color-coded classes of power-up. The pink item powers up the main weapon, green powers up the side weapons, blue regenerates and/or improves the force shield, orange gives one extra Silver Hawk, and yellow destroys all enemies onscreen. At two points in the game, the player can find a red power-up with a special purpose. It switches the main weapon shot style between that seen in Darius and Darius II.
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