Wow! You can actually choose which order you want to take the first
four levels in! Not that it makes much of a difference, but I have noticed
that Ruins has some good weapons, and Daser has a shield.
Some sort of water bug. He looks depressed to me. Pretty hard to kill,
even with the rail gun. Although you don't really need to as it's rather
Hmmm... Spaceships flying around underwater? There's nothing you can
do to it, for now, so just try not to run into it.
The Strite boss. Watch out for that tail, it's longer than you might
Daser is obscured by dust and has enemies that take many shots to kill.
Not one of my favorite levels.
(Mine neither... I usually leave it until last - Malc)
Daser level boss. Reminds me of the pharaoh from Salamander. This one
takes an incredible amount of damage before it finally gives up.
A fat-looking robot on the Ruins level. It takes quite a beating. Watch
out for the swarm of ships that appear while it's filling the screen
with it's own shots.
The Ruins end boss. After you shoot off it's cannons, go for the bit
in the middle. Looks kinda like an old fashioned version of the level
LEVEL: AIR RAID
The ships in the foreground shoot at you. They're easy to avoid, but
it's still a really neat effect.
LEVEL: AIR RAID
The end boss of the Air Raid level. With a design like that, it's odd
that it doesn't tip over. It helps to have the rail gun.
LEVEL: FIVE (Anyone got the names of levels 5-10?)
More of an intermission between levels.
(I love the whizzy star effect... like being on drugs - not that I'd
know - Malc)
You can't destroy this guy. You can be hit by the green lasers, so just
sit by and watch him raze your buddies in their pathetic little ships.
After you wade through the first four levels, you get an upgraded claw
that charges up while you're not shooting to fire a superlaserthing.
Make sure you're not in front of any solid objects because it's got
quite a kick.
Don't worry about the ice things. if you run into one or more, they'll
just stick on you and give you buoyancy.
End boss of level six. Same procedure as the Ruins boss.
(That means you're going to die unless you have independently controlled
eyeballs - malc)
Level seven boss. Reminds me of a certain Thunder Force II boss. The
first form is relatively easy.
In the second form it shoots at you while lunging. Sometimes it seems
like it'll crush you no matter how far back you are.
A sub boss of level eight. Having a claw is very useful here. Blast
it when it opens up to shoot you.
Shoot out the tubes dropping robots on your head. If you go for the
robots their legs will fall off and become even more dangerous.
Another sub boss. Don't use the hunter because the spheres mess up the
tracking. Blade works very well.
The first sub boss returns. Hit it when it opens it's mandibles. The
claw weapon and the railgun work well.
End boss. Go for the purple segments on the tentacles and the bottle
will crack open.
Now the boss is carried around by small flies. Very weird.
When you shoot the flies they fall and cause explosions that push you
into the ceiling while the boss-thing falls to the ground shooting in
More weird. It's buddy comes along and carries it around while it drools
on the ground causing explosions that can push you into the ceiling.
Watch that thing behind you. It tries to pull the ceiling down on top
of you, revealing an extra ship.
Get behind this boss at the beginning. Then watch out for it's flame
blasts. If it starts to look suspicious, get out of the way.
Now THIS is firepower. Reminds me of the BFG from Doom. You'll know
it's coming when the enemy robot-ship dashes out of the way.
It's not very obvious, but you're not aiming for the thing flying around
and firing missles at you, but the hole behind it throwing the full
screen blasts at you. Very frustrating.
The big guy himself. It's strange that it can have so much vertical
thrust and still not escape your ship oriented in the horizontal plane.
It's not very obvious, but after you shoot out the sides of the ship,
you're supposed to aim for the crystal ball things instead of the ship