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|Direct predecessor to Hudson's "Star Soldier" (see entry 264 for comments on the GC remake of that title), I think, as that game came out on the system just one year later and also features a tiny ship rocketing upscreen over a series of tile-based outer-space land platforms guarded by a variety of squarish enemy ships who move in formations around the screen. As in Star Soldier, blowing up certain tiles will net you bonus points. You don't get a point bonus for taking out a whole wave of ships, though.|
Moves quickly, with responsive controls, but has spots of slowdown. Not very difficult at first but then sort of gets tough pretty quick. Star Force is a little simpler than Star Soldier but has the same appealing detailed graphics and fast shooting action.