Super Hydorah

Super Hydorah

Abylight Studios



An evil force has launched an invasion over the Omios star. Only you, the most skilled and deadly pilot in the galaxy, can face the dreadful menace of the Meroptians, bio-mechanical creatures set in a ruthless war of conquest. Equip your ship, select a route and fight planet by planet against the hordes of Meroptians! Super Hydorah is a nonlinear horizontal shoot’ em up designed to offer a challenging and memorable experience, sublimating the wisdom and richness of traditional shmup classics. The game has direct action, nostalgic art and a wide variety of unique spatial content and situations. It is hours of intense fun, alone or with your friends, to face the menace of the Meroptians aboard the Delta Lance. If you love unique experiences and handcrafted games, Super Hydorah is made for you!

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One


  • Local multiplayer (2)
  • Local co-op
  • Shared/Split screen

Additional info

Published by
Abylight Studios

Release date

Approximate download size
318.08 MB

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

Publisher Info
Super Hydorah support

Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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A Spritetacular Tribute to the 16*Bit Shooter

If you hold fond memories of the old 8 and 16*Bit shmups of yore, then Super Hydorah will likely delight you with its beautiful sprite work and bold, even epic, level designs. Indeed, the game is a clear homage to Gradius and similar fare, although it still boasts enough of its own character to remain distinct. Its one drawback is an uneven difficulty curve, with some levels that are strangely short and easy, while others are long, arduous affairs. Worse, running out of lives means repeating the entire stage again, which, for those really long levels, is nothing short of maddening. Nevertheless, this is still a fine game for the skilled and patient. Just be prepared for some intense replays on the more extensive courses.

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.


コナミでもMSXっぽいとも言えるが、アーケードのグラディウスや沙羅曼蛇を想像してると肩透かしに思うかも知れない。 面クリで増える装備を選択するのだが、クリアした面に戻れないので、戦略の幅みたいなものは少ない。 覚えゲーって部分はコナミっぽいかも。 ABボタンしか使えないとか、ミサイルを別ボタンに出来ないとか、オマエ分かってねぇなって部分が目立つ。 この手のにチャレンジした事を評価して、大甘で★4にしたが、値段を考慮すると★2が妥当かも知れない。 難易度設定も無いんで、壮快感とか求める向きはスルーが無難。 やっぱ、甘めで★2でもよい気がしてきた…

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

Excellent old-school Konami worship

Just the right difficulty, perfect music and spot-on graphics for the old Shmup vibe.

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.


Not brutally difficult but still challenging. Lots of hidden secrets to find. Great music. My only very minor complaint is that the base speed of you ship seems too slow for what they throw at you, fortunately there are power ups for that 👍🕹🙂

6 out of 8 people found this helpful.

old school dopeness

the game is dope if you like old school shoot em ups this is for you it reminds me of gradius and it also has dope music

7 out of 10 people found this helpful.


Awesome horizontal throwback for fans of Defender, Scramble and R-Type. Challenging but fair with solid controls, beautiful 8 bit graphics and great music. Highly recommend, especially to over-30 gamers like myself who love the nostalgia mixed with modern playability.

5 out of 7 people found this helpful.


A great, well built game. It really takes me back to playing the classic 80s~90s shooters....Yob well done Devs !

One person found this helpful.

grind it out

levels are tough...old school graphics and controls...worth money if you like 90s side scrolling shooters

One person found this helpful.


unique gameplay and depth.

3 out of 5 people found this helpful.


Awesome horizontal shooter! This developer does it again.

One person found this helpful.

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