This longplay on stream by cs188creations is super awesome. It’s 2 and a half hours long, so don’t feel pressured to watch the whole thing. But, you can get the whole experience by watching it. He played it on max difficulty WITHOUT SAVING! Yeah, he died a couple of times, but that’s what you get from going hardcore!
Pros of Raptor
The soundtrack of this game was so good that I’d find myself humming tracks from it all of the time! There’s even a playlist or two of the Raptor: Call of the Shadows OST on YouTube! Despite there only being three sectors with nine waves each, the game has surprising amounts of replay value. There are also some cool easter eggs that I forget how to get at now.
Really, Raptor’s a great game to play when you just want something straightforward where you blow stuff up!
Cons of Raptor
Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything I dislike about Raptor: Call of the Shadows. I will say that there’s a Windows version from 1999 that had some serious control issues. But since then there’s been a version released on Steam which is fine and an iOS version of the game, as well.
The only other knock I’d really have against the game is that it’s not packed with quite as many levels as other similar games. But the quality of its 27 levels makes up for whatever replayability value it loses from having such a small number of stages.
You can find the DOTEmu 2010 version available for download on Amazon or the newer 2015 release on Steam.
Games similar to Raptor: Star Defender 4 & Alien Stars by Awem Studios