I finally got a copy of this and played it last night. I had no idea how good this game is! I am just blown away at the wonderfully detailed graphics and level design. Although I got stuck at the level 2 boss, what I saw was just fantastic! This one definately flew under the radar.
I really enjoy the part where you start scrolling up like a verticle shooter. The backgrounds here in level 2 were just fantastic.
I really like the weapons too. I read a review that said the weapons were nothing exciting. I couldn't stop staring at the missiles moving out of my ship and then forward and backwards. That one just rocks!
I can't wait to finish this game. It definately deserves to be up there with the best 16 bit shooters.