Difficult but a great platformer
You made a great sequel to the original here pseudo. Since I am a "instant gratification" gamer I quickly realized that the Raider series is not for me but I played enough to realize that Raider 2 improves upon the original.
Graphics: 9/10 Pixel graphics can only go so far but I enjoyed the level of detail in the game
Interactivity: 7/10 You jump, shoot, slash, and die a lot. I've seen more interactive games but this isn't meant to be interactive
Sounds: 10/10 You've outdone yourself with raiders music. I love your compositions even though I am a metal head. Blaster and sword sounds are quite nice as well
Controls: 9/10 Difficult to get used to but they work well. Most people who complain about the controls being difficult seem not to realize that they are customizable
New Stuff: 3/10 Sorry but not enough changes to the original are in here. I know it is a platformer but some added feature would have been quite nice
Overall: 9/10 It is a good series and you've put a lot of effort into this, especially since you are re-writing Beast Signer's engine and are close to finishing Mardek 3. I didn't give a 10 because I am not normally a fan of fiendishly difficult games such as this. However this game is a very nice one if people take the time to get used to the controls and the difficultly level. I cannot wait for Mardek 3 pseudo, it should be AWESOME