Raider (originally Raider 2) is a platform game series of very hard difficulty. It features Arkus Zei, and does not keep up the story from its prequel, Raider Zero, which does, however, keep the same characters. It is split into levels, or episodes, for quick release.
Main article: Raider: Episode 1
Episode 1 is mainly set on a spaceship.
Main article: Raider: Episode 2
Episode 2 is set on a tropical world.
Episodes 3, 4 and 5
Episodes 3, 4 and 5 have been abandoned.
Main article: Raider Gameplay
The game is split into five levels, or episodes. Each one is set in a different place: the first, an old, dead ship; the second, a tropical world; the third, an ice world; and nothing is known about the fourth and fifth levels so far.
At the end of each level, you are given a score based on how many relics you collected, how many lives you lost, which difficulty level it is set to, and how long it took you to complete the level.
You are also given a rank, based on your score, from E (worst) to A, and a special S rank for the best score. They are saved and may have an effect on later episodes.
Each level contains a certain amount of relics, and at the end of the level your score and rank is increased for each relic collected. Examples include the Golden Fig and the Magical Trophy.
There are three difficulty levels currently available to play: Beginner, which features infinite lives and a maximum HP of 7, Intermediate, which features five lives and a maximum HP of 5, and Expert, which features only 3 lives and a maximum HP of 3, as well as turning spikes into instant kills instead of causing 2 HP damage. It is impossible to get 'S' rank on Beginner, due to a score penalty at the end of the level for playing using that difficulty.
The first and second episodes are complete. The first episode was released on Friday 29th of May, 2009, and the second episode was released on Tuesday 1st of September, 2009. These are both sponsored by Kongregate. The other 3 episodes have been abandoned, and Pseudolonewolf will remake the series as a new game - Raider: The Adventures of Arkus Zei.
- Arkus' Theme (Piano version)
- Space Pirate!
- Legacy of the Hindalarr
- Ruins of a Dead Race
- The Mysterious Tablet