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Air Raid is an arcade shoot 'em up released by Seibu Kaihatsu on 1987. It is known as Cross Shooter in North America.
The game is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. Unlike other Seibu shmups, this one is a Cute 'em Up, with bright-colored pastel graphics very similar to TwinBee. Players are equipped with a forward firing shot and limited bombs. Enemies will drop colored power-ups whose color will continuously cycle, each color equipping the ship with a different upgrade. This power-up system would later make it's way into the Raiden series.
|Main Series||Raiden - Raiden II (DX) - Raiden III - Raiden IV (Overkill) - Raiden V|
|Raiden Fighters Series||Raiden Fighters - Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive - Raiden Fighters Jet|
|Conversions||The Raiden Project - Raiden Fighters Aces - Raiden Legacy|
|Other Seibu/MOSS shmups||Stinger - Scion - Air Raid - Viper Phase 1 - Caladrius (Blaze)|