Quite a while ago I noticed that various Japanese retro game blogs had this cool flash animation of the bad-ass GOLDEN OGRE boss from「DARIUS GAIDEN」running in one of their side columns. Of course I forgot all about it just as fast, but fortunately not before I bookmarked the page.
Recently (before the quake/tsunami/nuclear tragedy happened in Japan) I purchased a copy of the original TAITO F3 System cartridge version of「DARIUS GAIDEN : EXTRA EDITION」. And while I was unpacking it I suddenly remembered the flash animation and that I had stored the bookmark for it.
The legendary ONIKINME/GOLDEN OGRE fish in all of his charming glory.
So, after testing the game for a while I went to check the bookmark only to find that the page was among the many pages that went down when Infoseek closed its doors. At that time I said "oh well, it was a cool animation".
Of course later on I also remembered that the Internet Archive (which I have used countless times before) existed... So after facepalming myself for a few minutes I checked the page through the wayback machine and was very happy to discover that the actual flash file wasn't stored on Infoseek.
So for all those interested, here's the original links. Enjoy!
oh hey, it's the one boss in darius gaiden i can get through with no problem before the rank system crushes me! neat animation, glad it could get rescued by the archive.
how is warning? i was tempted to pick up a copy on pc88 but military sims are just so far out of my reading level. you should do a post on it if you can, i'm sure it would be the only info about the game in english. :P
I'm actually writing an article about WARNING (PC-88 version) already! It's not a military sim though, but sort of an exploration/trade simulation game with random turn-based RPG-esque battles. Very addicting actually.