The Raiden mk-IIβ (雷電mk-IIβ raiden maaku tsuu beta)is a guest fighter from the Raiden series of top-down scrolling shooters by SEIBU KAIHATSU INC. It is the second player blue variation of the Raiden mk-II with different weaponry and attributes. It closely mirrors its Raiden Fighters series incarnation in terms of behavior and stats.
Raiden mk-IIβ super play by nZero.
The Raiden mk-IIβ moves faster and is somewhat more mellow compared to its counterpart, the Raiden mk-II. It plays differently compared to the mk-II, its strength being the wide coverage it has with the Spread Vulcan at full power. This fighter lacks the homing capabilities that the mk-II has and so must rely more on the main shot to hit targets elsewhere. The weaknesses with the mk-IIβ is that the vulcan has slow rapid fire and the Cluster Bomb is weaker but has a wide coverage. If going for a more frontal assault, the Nuclear Missiles are powerful enough to do some good damage.
This fighter uses both Missile and Laser weapons simultaneously. However, each needs to be powered up individually.
Spread Vulcan: At full power, this weapon fires in a very wide arc in front of the fighter about 60 degrees left/right. While it does not fire rapidly and is not too powerful, it can hit several targets at once easily clearing the front from smaller nuisances.
Nuclear Missiles: Shoots missiles that fire straight ahead, zigzagging slightly while moving. Upon hitting a target, a small spread blast occurs damaging the target and anything around it.
Cluster Bomb: A bomb that releases many tiny bomblets, covering a good portion of the area. This bomb is weaker compared to several others, it's purpose being to clear out smaller threats.
Standard Raiden F: This are the standard slave type used in the Raiden Fighters games.
To be announced. Alternate ship of Raiden mk-II.
|Original ships||Amada Vipros ● Phyxius ● Zaiva ● Xelcor|
|Seibu Kaihatsu cameos||Raiden mk-II ● Judge Spear ● Raiden mk-IIβ ● Blue Javelin|
|Other cameos||Vic Viper ● Castor ● Pollux ● Miria ● Miyamoto ● Zapdos ● P-38 ● X-36 Warlord|