Darius Force (also known in North America as Super Nova) was released for the SNES in 1993.
Taken directly from the game intro:
Since early man first discovered the ability to use weapons, made from the bones of his kill, he has fought for survival. A long time has passed since the war with "Belser" and the names of those heroic warriors have long been forgotten. On this day, history is about to repeat itself.
It's a saga of war and man's perpetual fight for survival.
In the Super Nova version, "the bones of his kill" was replaced by "pieces of wood and stone".
Zones and Bosses
|Zone A||Bio Hazard|
|Zone B||Mudy Crystal|
|Zone C||Mudy Crystal|
|Zone D||Spiral Snail|
|Zone E||Thunderbolt Fans|
|Zone F||Spiral Snail|
|Zone G||Devil Fish|
|Zone H||Peace Destroyer|
|Zone I||Devil Fish|
|Zone L||Zandick II (final)|
|Zone M||Great Force|
|Zone N||Megalopros (final)|
|Zone O||Galst Vic (final)|
(Boss Endurance Mode)
Ichtyion (Devil Fish)
You can enter the Zone X by doing the following: while the Taito's logo is displayed on screen, enter on second player controller Down, X, Up, B, L, R, Left, and A. If you fail to enter this code, the only way to try it again is to turn off and turn on the console (the Reset button will not allow to show the Taito's logo)
- Darius Force is the only game besides G-Darius that has mid-stage branching paths
- Darius Force is the first game to give same bosses on alternate zones differing attacks
- Darius Force is the only game where shot and bomb don't have a separate power up
- Darius Force is the only game that forces you destroy the boss quickly by using enemies shot bullets around you when you nearly destroy the boss