Core Design are famous for their 3D masterpiece Corporation and so this is a bit of a departure for them in that it's a vertically-
Loonies from the planet Mozone have been attacking Earth for over 200 years and the Earthlings are just about sick of it. So you, whilst languishing in the comfort and security of the Space Cadet lounge, have been called upon to save Earth from the alien filth. Your bosses feel a bit sorry for you and have decided to kit you out with a massive great gunship. With it, you must clear a path to a safe planet, destroying any aliens which get in your way.
Get yerself tooled up fer a rumble
Luckily, as the screen scrolls upwards, butter-finger spice monsters drop extremely powerful weapons when you shoot them. These can be picked up and bolted onto your craft. The weapons include spreading lasers, meaty cannons and homing-
You can collect speed-up pods (just as well because you start off very slowly) and if you collect too many, you can pick up slow-down pods to counter the effect. Sadly, if you lose one of your lives, you lose all the weapons you have collected.
The game features the usual end-of-
Sound is really cool. Heavy guitar soundtrack, backed up by extremely porky sound-effects.
Two bloke action!
One neat feature is the two-player mode. You play as a team, doubling the amount of fire-
The end-of-level baddies are fairly easy, they take far too long to kill, though, and they're kind of dull. The graphics on the other hand are actually quite nice. The backgrounds are well drawn and fairly effective. They don't really jump out and grab you, though, and some of them have been strongly influenced by the game's peers in the genre.
But what about the graphics?
The sprites are often attractive, but again never outstanding. The aliens don't vary too much, but they're all well animated and smooth. One problem which surfaces a little too frequently is the slowing-
The scrolling is a little jerky, but not to the detriment of the game. Sound is really cool. Heavy guitar soundtrack, backe dup by extremely porky sound