Runs on the "Taito Type X²" hardware.
Arcade cabinet designs are a deluxe variation of Taito's popular Vewlix cabinets. Like the original Darius, this uses an ultra-widescreen display that is achieved by using a mirror trick. The unit comes with two 32in. LCD displays; the one on the left is installed into the back, while the right-side screen lays flay and upside-down. The image from this side is reflected on the glass to create the appearance of a large, super wide display.
The game has a powerful 2.1ch sound system, with the subwoofer built into the seat. Operators have to be careful on the subwoofer settings, as it doesn't take much to cause the surrounding structure to shake from in-game explosions!
Controls are Sanwa-made joysticks and buttons. There are three action buttons: Fire, Burst Laser and Flip.
Red LED alarm klaxons are also built into the upper monitor bezel. These activate when the iconic boss "WARNING!" alert occurs.
Players can connect their own headphones to the game using one of the two headphone jacks built into the front panel. These also have their own independent volume controls.
The European version of the game came without a canopy; other versions with the canopy included a warning to watch your head when you leave.