Darius (Genesis Mini)
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The Genesis Darius is a fan port that was later licensed by Sega and included with the Sega Genesis Mini. Did I mention that it's a brand-new Genesis game in 2019?
In the Options menu, there are three cheat codes that open up various testing screens.
Pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down will bring up a sound test screen, which plays the game's soundtrack. Interestingly, 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.
Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up is the most interesting, as it 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.
Present in the memo field of the ROM header:
PRODUCED BY M2 - PROGRAMMED BY HIDEKI.K
"Hideki.K" refers to Hideki Konishi, a hobbyist programmer who had been working on this port prior to Sega picking it up for official release.
|The Darius series|
|Arcade||Darius • Sagaia|
|TurboGrafx-16||Darius Plus • Darius Alpha|
|Genesis||Sagaia • Darius|
|Sega Saturn||Darius II|