Kidou Soukou Dion is a vertical shooter by Vic Tokai. In the year 2027, machines have conquered the world of humans. But more than a millennium later, a group of enslaved robots decide to revolt against their new masters and put all their efforts together to build a special fighting suit. However, only a human can wear and control the power-suit. We must admit that Kid? S?k? Dion story line is very unusual. The player takes control of this humanoid-suit and flies through enemy forces. One of the originality of the game is to use a weapon system based on experience points - Each defeated enemy gives the suit experience points, in a way similar to a role playing game. A counter at the top of the screen displays how many points are needed before the current weapon can be upgraded to the next level. However, weapons instantly lose their current upgrade as soon as the ship gets hit. The game also offers four different weapons that can be switched at any time during the game : Vulcan Gun, Homing Lasers, Green forward beam-laser and Blue side-way gun. Kidou Soukou Dion features six varied and usually long areas, with a middle-stage and an even tougher end of stage boss.
Cartridge ID: SHVC-DY
Released on December 14, 1992 in Japan for 8500 Yen.