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Artwork for cancelled North American GameCube release
|Publisher(s)||Able Corporation, Milestone Inc.
Klon Co., Ltd. (3DS)
|Genre(s)||Vertical scrolling shooter|
|Distribution||GD-ROM (arcade, DC)
|Arcade system||Sega NAOMI|
|Display||Raster, standard resolution
Radirgy (ラジルギ Rajirugi?), short for Radio Allergy (also the proposed title of cancelled North American release), is an arcade video game developed by Milestone Inc. in 2005 using the Sega NAOMI arcade system board.
The game is a vertical scrolling shooter with anime influenced graphics and set in a cel-shaded world in the near future. Three kind of shooting types are available, including "wide shot" and "1-2-3 laser" and there is also a bubble type of attack. A shield can be used in near-death situations, protecting yourself from enemy shots as well as destroying approaching enemies.
A port of Radirgy was officially released for the Sega Dreamcast by Milestone Inc. on February 16, 2006 in Japan. Two special editions were also available in Japan from Sega Direct — one with a phone card, and another that was packaged with a refurbished Dreamcast console and phone card.
The game was also released for the Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube in Japan under the titles Radirgy PreciouS and Radirgy GeneriC respectively. Each of these games was the same as the Dreamcast version but also included an extra gameplay mode exclusive to that version only - "Okawari Mode" in Radirgy PreciouS and "Manpuku Mode" in Radirgy GeneriC.
O~3 Entertainment announced that it would be releasing a port of Radirgy GeneriC in North America exclusively for the GameCube under the new title of Radio Allergy in 2007. The cover artwork for the North American release was notable for featuring a "Wii Compatible" tag, reminding that the game could also be played on a Wii. However, the release date was pushed back several times , and was eventually cancelled as of May 31, 2007 due to a lack of interest from retailers in stocking GameCube titles from smaller companies.
Radirgy is also included in the compilation Ultimate Shooting Collection, under localised title.
In an age filled with radio waves, buildings, vehicles, and people have begun to incorporate radio receivers in a monumental scale.
Shizuru Kamigusa, whose father worked for a corporation that was developing a remedy for her radio wave allergy, but a terrorist group took over the building where the father lived. With the help of her partner Tadayo, she rode the modified suit Kojiro to recover her father and the medicine.
Nintendo World Report rated the GameCube version 6.5 overall.
Bordersdown rated the Dreamcast version 8/10, saying "Radirgy comes as a breath of fresh air in a genre that is so often lacking in originality"
- Able Corporation site
- Milestone Radirgy website
- Sega game page: Dreamcast, Gamecube, PS2
- Interview to Milestone by EDGE (interviews to G.Rev and Triangle Service on the same page)
- "Coming soon" announcement by O3 Entertainment
- IGN Preview April 5, 2007
- Radirgy review for Sega Dreamcast at Bordersdown