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Shoot em up port of an arcade game. It is not quite the same as the arcade version but close. The memories I have of this game is that it was extremely hard. I remember playing it as a kid and not getting very far. It seemed impossible. The game starts out as a vertical scroller. You then get sucked in a large mouth on the ground and go into a horizontal scrolling mode. There is a worm like mini boss after this and you go back to vertical mode. At the end of the level, you come to a palace and fight another mini boss which is a dragon that shoots fire. You go into the palace which is side scrolling again. At the end of the palace you fight the level boss which kind of looks like the first level boss in Gradius. There are 5 levels total in the game and all the bosses are the same except they have increased difficulty. At the end of the game you fight a final boss which is pretty challenging. In each level there is a "lucky" underground level with treasures and power ups which is located under a ground target. The weapon you start with is very weak. It is recommended to get the best power up early on and keep it. You can also shoot ground bombs in vertical mode. Graphics and sound is on par with the games of it's time. Game play is great for an NES shooter, and re playability is very good. Overall I give it an 8 out of 10. The recycled bosses really hurt the game but it is still very fun. Try playing the 2 player simultaneous mode for added fun.