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G Darius - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A new twist on the standard 2D shoot-em-up genre. All the backgrounds and enemies are in 3-D, and the unique "capture ball" system allows the player to capture almost any enemy craft and use their powers.

G Darius was produced by Taito in 1997.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period G Darius was produced include: Super Football Champ, Sonic Blast Man 2, Side By Side, Ray Storm, Puzzle Bobble 3, Arkanoid Returns, Densha De Go!, Fighters' Impact A, Kirameki Star Road, and Magical Date - Sotsugyo Kokuhaku Daisakusen


Name G Darius
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7869
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco System 11 - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Capture Ball
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB G Darius PCB Image

Game Play

The format of this game is much like the previous installments of the Darius series. The Capture Ball system was actually introduced in Darius Gaiden but was only used to a minimal extent. Captured enemies can either be detonated like a "bomb" in most games of this type, damaging all enemies nearby. Alternatively, they can be used to fire a special "Alpha Beam" which cuts through everything but gold-colored objects and bosses. Each boss has the capability of firing its own version of this beam at the player. When both beams meet they will interrupt each other's path. Depending on how rapidly the player presses the Fire button, one beam will grow and overtake the other. Very dramatic!

G Darius KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The names of all the stages in this game begin with the letter "G."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op G Darius Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by G Darius collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 25 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a G Darius circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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