At the beginning of each stage, you can pick from only 4 special
weapons to use. Though once used, it will recharge over time so
you have unlimited use of it. You also pickup powerup icons to increase
your normal weapon. Nothing really exciting about the weapons in
TS, but they work.
Nice, colourful anime style graphics with intermissions between
stages. Stage 3 is the typical battleship that makes a shooter complete,
you know, the "fly-around-a-huge-battleship, blasting-off-pieces-n-stuff".
Unfortunately is pretty bland, and definitely doesn't have enough
stuff to mangle! Check out the boss, so that's how those things
get power. The next stage is inside the battleship and the graphics
there are okay, the boss isn't much to look at either. Though the
stages do have a good bit of animation to give it depth, expectedly
on Stage 2 and 5.
Easy is pretty much that, you should be able to finish on this setting
with little trouble. You can shoot just about any enemy bullet,
which is a nice touch when you are fully powered up. Difficult lets
the enemies and bosses hold nothing back. Boss have new attacks
they unleash on you that they didn't on easy. Most stages have middle
bosses and sometimes pre-bosses, someone to soften you up before
the real deal. It also has those boss that just don't take dead
for an answer! Difficult lives up to its name, giving you lot's
of challenge, but not -too- impossible.
TS uses lots of those digital drums to give the music some nice
beats. The tunes are good, but nothing outstanding. SFX are decent,
lasers, explosions and some minor voice effects.
This is a pretty good shooter, if you can stand some of the bad
humor. If you get a bit tired of little ships and rather control
a chick with a jetpack, then TS is for you!