| paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Shooter_Vert; loc=JPN]
|Start of the insanely manic vertical arcade-mode shooter series from Cave. You pick from one of two ships, pick whether you prefer spread shots of the single, giant pulsing laser beam of hot death, then fly upscreen blasting everything you see.
Great, simple destructive stuff yet there's depth here as well, as the really |337 can try chaining their way through each level by managing kills so that they take out enemies in a non-stop succession, thus pushing the score multiplier up to ridiculous heights.
In this first game the graphics look impressive for a PS1 game and the music is pretty good, yet this is the mere harbinger of things to come.