RaiGeki: Thunder Striker

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RaiGeki: Thunder Striker (雷撃・サンダーストライカー) is a vertical shoot em' up developed by RETSUZAN using Pixel GameMaker MV. It was released on 2022 for Nintendo Switch by Gotcha Gotcha Games, and in 2024 for PC by Henteko Doujin.

It´s the 4th entry of the GameBuddy series.

It´s highly inspired in GouBakuRan: Rumble Storm and Solar Striker.

For replay videos, visit the Video Index.

Gameplay Overview

The game offers Easy, Normal and Hard.

The player can fire it´s main shot and collect sub-shots, as well the ability to deploy bombs. Dying won´t reset the bomb stock. Instead, 3 extra bombs will be granted.

Controls


  • Button A: Shot
  • Button B: Bomb

Scoring

Scoring getting excess items, and also encourages to perform some score milking, such as some zakos, missiles, etc.

Main shot weapons

Black shot item gives vulcan, while white shot item gives laser.

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Vulcan.

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Laser

Sub-shot weapons

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Wide vulcan

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Homming missiles.

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Lasers

Items

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Black shot item: Grants vulcan shot.
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White shot item: Grants laser shot.
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Bomb: Appears when the shot item cycles after black and white. Grants an extra bomb.
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Dino-mole: Revealed at hidden spots. Grants an extend.

Loops

The game has an optional 2nd loop. Upon entering it, the player is striped off all it´s weaponry, the lives and bombs are reset to 3 and suicide bullets are emited from killed enemies.

References & Contributors

Contributors:

  1. Images provided byJSAV2006STG(ABC)