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The vertical shooting game with gorgeous 2D animations and lock-on lasers is back with new features and online ranking!

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Released in 1995 by Taito, Layer Section is the home console version of the arcade game LayForce, a vertical shooting game.

Players control X-LAY, a mobile weapon equipped with lock-on lasers and battle against the Con-Human system for the survival of humankind.


You can also play Galactic Attack, the overseas release of Layer Section.


Enjoy the enhanced BGM of the home console game in stereo sound in this title.

The remixed main melodies are tastefully different from their arcade versions!


New useful features like game rewind, slow mode, and quick save have been added.

Compare scores with others in the new online ranking mode!


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◆Lock-On Lasers

The game's main feature, lock-on lasers allow you to attack enemies on the ground or in low orbit.

Use your unit's cross hairs to lock on to enemies and fire lasers at them in one fell swoop.

Target up to 8 units at once. Destroy multiple enemies together for a higher score.

Destroy 8 enemies at once for a 128x multiplier!

Make full use of lock-on lasers to aim for higher scores!


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◆Useful Features and Options


 Rewind gameplay a by certain amount of time and resume.


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・Slow Mode

 Slow game pace down with a single button press.


・Quick Save/Load

 Save game state at any point.


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・Stage Selection

 Play your favorite stages with your favorite settings.


・Expanded Rapid-Fire Settings

 Rapid-firing can now go faster than the original home console version (15/second -> 30/second).


・Coin Credits

 Insert up to 99 credits and play at leisure without worrying about continues.


・Change Difficulty Increase Settings

 Play at a constant minimum or maximum difficulty, which increases when certain conditions are met.


・Screen Orientation

 For arcade mode. Optimized for portrait screen orientation.


・Scan Lines

 Mimicks the nostalgic CRT monitor display.


・Online Ranking

 Switch to online ranking mode in settings to enter your score into the online leaderboards and check how you compare with others.



Reprints of classics produced and developed by City Connection with the Zebra Engine during the Saturn era.

Play a variety of titles with improved controls and new features.


◆Product Info

Title : Layer Section™ & Galactic Attack™ S-Tribute

Genre : Vertical shooter

Platform : Nintendo Switch、PlayStation 4、Xbox One、Steam

Release date : April 28, 2022

Players : 1-2

Languages supported : Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Korean, French、Spanish


※Digital version only


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Layer Section™ & Galactic Attack™ S-Tribute

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