Darius Alpha

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  • PC Engine

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Darius Alpha
System(s): PC Engine
Publisher: NEC Avenue
Licensor: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
PC Engine SuperGrafx


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Darius Alpha (ダライアスα) is a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up game for the PC Engine released as part of the Darius series. It can be enhanced if played on a PC Engine SuperGrafx.

Darius Alpha was offered to those who had, for whatever reason, bought ether the PC Engine or CD-ROM² versions of Darius Plus/Super Darius and mail in a proof of purchase provided in either game. However, it is essentially just a run of bosses found in that game, as opposed to a fully fledged Darius release. Only around 800 copies were ever produced, and as such it is one of the rarest games on the system.

Magazine articles

Main article: Darius Alpha/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PC Engine, JP
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DariusAlpha PCE JP Card.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 b0ba689f
MD5 c87135a6af3344c9316fe06fccbcfd97
SHA-1 f59c538fa632f687c356af70659fb07b37933f78
384kB 1990-04-21[1] Card (JP)


Darius Alpha

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Darius games for NEC systems
Super Darius (1990) | Darius Alpha (1990) | Darius Plus (1990) | Super Darius II (1993)