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Darius (Genesis Mini)

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Title Screen


Developer: M2
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: September 19, 2019
Released in US: September 19, 2019
Released in EU: October 4, 2019
Released in AU: September 19, 2019
Released in AS: September 19, 2019

CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

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The Genesis Darius is a port by hobbyist programmer Hideki Konishi and M2 that was later licensed by Sega and Taito for inclusion with the Sega Genesis Mini.

Did I mention that it's a brand-new official Genesis game in 2019?

Sound Test

Darius Genesis Sound Test.png
At the title screen, press Left, Right, B, Left, Right, B, Right, Left, B. The screen will flash to confirm correct entry, and music and sound test options will be added to the options menu.

(Source: GameFAQs (THedstrom))

Debug Mode

Darius Genesis Debug Mode.png Darius Genesis Level Select.png
At the title screen, press Right, Left, Right, Left, B, B, B, B, Left. The screen will flash and "DEBUG" will appear at the bottom right to confirm correct entry. A level select will appear when starting the game, and the following functions will be enabled on controller 1 (NOTE: Requires a 6-button controller) during gameplay:

X: Toggle Invincibility
Y: Press repeatedly to refill powerups
Z: Skip to final boss

(Source: GameFAQs (THedstrom))

Test Screens

All of these are entered on the Options menu.

Darius Genesis Mini Sound Test.png
Pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down will bring up a sound test. Notably, it automatically switches between tracks like a music player rather than playing the same song on loop as most sound test menus do. It also plays the title jingle when you access it.

Darius Genesis Mini Color Test.png
Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down accesses a cross-hatch and color test, much like you would find on an arcade game for testing the screen.

Darius Genesis Mini Lag Test.png
Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up opens a screen for testing display and audio lag. Considering this game was designed to be played in an emulator, this might have been used for testing latency during the development of the Genesis Mini.

Hidden Credits

Present in the memo field of the ROM header.