| paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Shooter_Vert; loc=JPN] |
|Another not-so-great wide-screen (non-tate) vertical shooter from the team that brought you AirGrave. Stahlfeder came first, I think, as it's rather simpler with just bomb and two shot attacks, one that shoots a steady laser straight ahead and another that shoots wider angled shots.|
You can just hold down the laser fire button and sweep back and forth across the screen, though unlike DonPachi the laser looks feeble and makes a really annoying sound. Enemies don't do anything particularly exciting and really the whole game is just pretty flat.
Oh, like AirGrave you don't exactly die when hit, you just lose a chunk of your life meter, and you've only got one meter per credit. Seems a flat, pointless variation on just having distinct, multiple lives per credit, and kind of sets the sub-par tone for the game as a whole.