Upon releasing my video for Ray’z Arcade Chronology, I was contacted by a viewer, who asked about the differences between RayForce (arcade) from Ray’z and the SEGA Saturn version of RayForce. I agreed to do a side by side comparison on my YouTube channel.
Overall, the games are not very different. City Connection released the Saturn version for modern hardware. While I do not notice the lag people often complain about, from their releases, Galactic Attack / Layer Section, like the original Saturn release is a bit more zoomed in. RayForce is a vertical shoot’em-up, and as a result, the original was configured with the screen on its side, giving a vertical appearance (also known as TATE mode). Since the Saturn was a home version of the game, it did make sense to fill up more of a television screen, without turning it on its side.