Extremely challenging game. The upgrade system was interesting, but on harder difficulties it is a bit unfair. Speed shouldn't go over 7 because it will start impairing the player instead of helping.
The main rule of the game is DODGE. Dodging is the only way to succeed because enemies get progressively stronger, but the player loses upgrades when hit, so it may become impossible to proceed.
Similarly, the "pacifist" medals rely solely on dodge because lives must be spared in order to crash-damage the bosses because bombs are not enough. The pacifist run for level 3 seems to be the hardest medal on the game and probably requires perfect runs on all levels (9 bombs and lives).
The final boss isn't that hard. Dodging the shots isn't exceedingly hard, in fact, bosses are the easiest part of the game because they have set rotations, unlike the kamikaze flyers that come out of nowhere. Using bombs negates projectiles and so it also protects the player during the "swap". It's much more likely to die in the road to the final boss than the fight itself.
Overall, a very solid game, which is seem on 440k+ views and plays. Good work. Almost perfect game!
One of the games on this portal. A great example how to achieve greatness with simplicity. The graphics are simple yet game is beautiful. Story is basic yet entertaining, cutscenes are nice, I like the characters very much.
The game is difficult trough but addicting - have been playing for a week several hours daily but Lvl 5 on normal and Lvl 4 on Hard and insane is the farthest I have gotten. But the gameplay is so good I don't mind playing over and over again even with very little progress.
Great game! Wish it had a pause and save feature though
It has a pause, just press P.
This reminded me a lot of Sigma Star. Being able to upgrade was fun while flying instead of between stages. So long as you upgraded enough, you'd be able to maneuver around the one-hit KO thing.
This game is extremely frustrating. The stages are far too long and having one hit per life makes it even worse.
I made it to stage 6 on insane after spending hours upon hours trying. I ended up quitting after around my 400th try on stage 6. The furthest I made it was the final boss escaping off screen for the second time while I died to some of his after shots.