10 years after the events of the film, Jesus Town is attacked by a robot named Waruder and Hakaider is defeated. Disgraced, Hakaider retreats and repairs himself and ventures back to Jesus Town to reclaim his right arm and save the city. The player must battle futuristic versions of DARK robots while trying to liberate Jesus Town from the evil Blue Hakaider and the A.I. program known as Gil.
The game is a basic arcade-style on-rail shooter game, where the player must destroy all targets on screen to progress. The game grades points to the player based on accuracy and the total percentage of enemies hit. The weapon of the game is the Hakaider Shot (which is controlled by the Sega Virtua Gun or the Shuttle Mouse), which can be equipped with four different types of ammo that can reload at different rates, so players must select carefully which ammo to use in a firefight. The game also has exploration areas inbetween where the player can buy upgrades in shops or do tasks to trigger the next part of the story.
Amount of Ammo and Reload time
Normal: The Hakaider Shot, the default weapon of the game.
Rapid: A machine gun that shoots a hail of bullets, but the trade off is that it does a smaller amount of damage, especially with bosses.
24 bullets, fast reload
Cobra: A shotgun with high powered rounds. Low on ammo but a balanced weapon in terms of damage and a slightly slower reaload.
3 Shells, medium reload time
Bazooka: The most powerful gun in the game. Best used for boss battles at opportune moments as it takes a good portion of their health away in terms of damage.