You have to keep up!
This was a very cool game to play and its only flaw was that it was just so hard! The graphics did seem a little shoddy too. Still, as a big fan of these kinds of games, I could not help but become a little addicted to it or at least try all four planes. Yeah, it was annoying how the powerups went away when you got hit and are only given one life. I guess it evens out in the end and the ships did have some pretty good designs. You kind of have to be patient and learn to wait for powerups at first.