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>> HULA HOOPS

This was just a really weird grab, I had to include it here. I don't remember seeing this big round yellow neon with crusty red bits in the game as I was playing it.

It's possibly the dying remnants of a smartbomb - but where's my plane, eh??

 

<< WHAT HAPPEN?

Don't know really, level 6 and 7 seem to be joined together, and don't have a distinct stop and start point. The large missiles behind the turrets aren't just frills - they are actually launching at this time. You'll see them again later, don't worry.


>> HOLD ON A MINUTE!!

All I can say is "           !!!". I'm speechless after witnessing the way this plane twists its wings up, and turns them into what looks like a large wavy-armed robot. Excellent stuff, the likes of which you only seem to see in later shootemups. Playing early shooters is fun, but if you're after fantastic set-pieces, 19XX delivers. It undeniably adds to the enjoyment factor, getting surprises like this!

 

<< SOMEBODY SET UP US THE BOMB!

A belter of an explosion that - even them are beautifully drawn and animated. Not much left of the big plane eh - looks like somebody took a bite out of it? It'll be falling earthwards soon I expect. Anytime now, son...


>> OOPS!

Despite my best efforts at destroying them, the payloads have been launched - and there's nothing I can do to stop them at this point, because my friend is back...

 

<< DODGEMUP

The two huge intercontinental missiles are doing their best to bash and trap your fighter, so be nimble. Nimble? Who uses a word like that nowadays? Bloke in Stealth Fighter better be nimble too, I'm going to splash him shortly - at last!


>> BUT ITS GOT NO WINGS?!

Yet it still flies, showing every sign of falling apart but annoyingly not doing so. This is the last baddie by the way, so if you die here on your last continue, you'll have to do it all over again. Unlike Konami, Capcoms End-of-Game-Bosses were always pretty nasty affairs, hanging onto life against all probability. THE ENDING!

 

<< STEALTHY'S GOIN' DOWN!

Here he is, docked into a veritable flying arsenal, not quite as nippy on the acceleration, a bugger to park, but mightily impressive. Very few safe areas here at all - what with rockets, bullets, gun turrets and jet engines all doing their bit in the hero-annihilation department.

 


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