The year is 2051. Location: SATAZIUS, a long-abandoned planet. The cruiser Agano was on patrol when it was attacked and stricken by a confederacy of space pirates that had established a base on SATAZIUS. The pirates attacked the Agano intending to steal the assault ship ‘Trafalgar’ that was stowed aboard the Agano, but the Trafalgar made...
User reviews: Very Positive (131 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 16, 2011

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The year is 2051. Location: SATAZIUS, a long-abandoned planet.

The cruiser Agano was on patrol when it was attacked and stricken by a confederacy of space pirates that had established a base on SATAZIUS. The pirates attacked the Agano intending to steal the assault ship ‘Trafalgar’ that was stowed aboard the Agano, but the Trafalgar made a successful emergency escape.

The crew of the Trafalgar calculated the probability of successfully escaping the pirate overrun planet at 0.02%; the probability of charging into and successfully destroying the pirate base was 1%. Taking the higher probability escape plan, the crew of the Trafalgar turned their ship toward the pirate horde and began their charge into the heart of SATAZIUS.

SATAZIUS is an awesome old school side-scrolling arcade shooter by accomplished indie developer ASTRO PORT (Gigantic Army, Armed Seven, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser), featuring an arsenal of 13 types of upgradeable weapons, power-ups, obstacles and boss encounters that arcade veterans will enjoying getting to grips with. Customize your ship by selecting two side weapons which can be cycled and deployed at any time during the action, and a charge attack to unleash massive destruction.

There is a plethora of enemy ships to shoot down, tight spaces to navigate, power ups to grab, and bonuses to acquire. Featuring great stage design, a thumping techno soundtrack, fast and outstanding action, old school graphics and giant bosses, SATAZIUS is a true throwback to old-school arcade shoot ‘em ups, replete with homages which will be instantly recognizable to fans of arcade shooters.

Key features:

  • 13 upgradeable weapons to choose from
  • 4 difficult levels allowing accessibility for new players while challenging veterans as well
  • Varied and exciting stage design
  • Massive bosses
  • Winner of the August 2008 Jikkyo Play Contents Award

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium III 1GHz or better
    • Memory: 256MB or better
    • Graphics: NDIVIA Geforce series, AMD(ATI) Radeon series
    • DirectX®: DirectX®8 or later
    • Hard Drive: 309 MB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
This game would have you believe it a Gradius game in everything but name, but that is misleading. It's a hori-shmup, yes, but the power-up system is extremely simplified in comparison to Gradius, and the level design isn't as masterful, either. It's a tasty snack for a shmup fan but hardly the full meal that you may be hungry for. A stronger soundtrack would've pushed this beyond satisfactory into unmissable, but without that, it's merely a "good" shmup on steam rather than a great one. In the year of our lord 20XX, "good" can be enough, if you want to blast the ♥♥♥♥ out of every sprite that scrolls horizontally.
Posted: August 23
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Quick Fun.
Posted: June 20
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
I enjoy it
Posted: April 26
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4 of 19 people (21%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
This game is just way too hard for me...I dont know, too easy to crash in to sth! If you like challenging retro shmups then you might like this....
Posted: June 6
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0.6 hrs on record
Gradius on PC.
Posted: August 12
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
This is the best side scrolling old-school shooter I've ever played! Very enjoyable, first choose your loadout based on the enemies in the level. Then kill everything on the screen, pick up power ups to help you defeat the very challenging but satisfying boss fights! Highly Reccomended!

Niv score : 90

P.S, it also appears Capcom is experimenting with trading cards using this game, you'll notice this game is not marked it has cards but it does! C'mon Capcom cards for everything!
Posted: December 27, 2013
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