Raiden III for PlayStation 2 is a port of the classic arcade shooter, complete with a stage select mode that lets you replay stages once you've cleared them. The series has transitioned from its 2D roots to 3D, creating lush environments, devastating explosions and countless enemies, without a drop in frame-rate. Two players can play together to push back the invading forces, just like in the arcade! There is also a new 'multiplayer' mode that lets one player control two ships. Several new modes within this title can be unlocked, including Boss Rush (which lets you battle against bosses you have conquered) and Score Attack Mode (replay levels to obtain the highest score). Also included is a Replay mode, so you can analyze your play as well as that of the bosses, and a gallery mode, which holds images, easter eggs, etc. when it is unlocked.