|Developer(s)||Cave, Falcom (Saturn)|
|Publisher(s)||Atlus (Arcade, Saturn)|
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|Platform(s)||Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn|
|Release date||November 1995 (arcade)|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 2 player Co-op|
|Input methods||8-way Joystick, 3 Buttons|
|Arcade system||Cave, 1st generation|
|Display||Raster, 240 x 320 pixels (Vertical), 2048 colors|
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The player assumes the role of a pilot who is sent by their squadron to fight their former allies until one side destroys the other, all of which is a part of a mission to strengthen the military power that controls each side. The player flies their selected fighter over various terrains, encountering a number of land, sea and air enemies. The player's ship has two modes of fire: by tapping the fire button, shots are fired; holding it down produces a concentrated vertical beam, but also reduces the ship's speed.
The player can choose one of three aircraft at the start of the game, or upon continue:
Each aircraft has a main forward-firing gun, and two small, floating guns, which it deploys at the start of the game. Continue is the common term in Video games for the option to continue the game after all of the player's lives have been lost rather than ending the game and restarting History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. The placement of the guns is different on each craft, which affects their firing style:
If the fire button is held down, the floating guns combine in front of the ship to produce a vertical beam. This also makes the ship move more slowly.
The ship has a limited number of bombs, which are activated by pressing the bomb button; they produce a large explosion which damages or destroys all enemies on screen, and makes all enemy projectiles disappear for the entire duration of the explosion.
If the player presses the bomb button whilst firing the beam, the ship unleashes a high-powered beam instead, which does more damage to a specific target.
There are three power-up items in the game, identified by different letters: