Basic Idea: Single-handedly take on the entire Japanese empire
Review: 1942 is a pretty mediocre shooter, indistinguishable from every other shooter on the market and with awful sound to boot. Its successor is a tremendous improvement in every way and one of the best shooters on the system. It’s one of the few shooters where your plane can actually get hit and not instantly explode; you can upgrade your shields as you go to improve this. Not only that, there are several awesome weapon upgrades, including a five-way shot and a smart bomb. You can also fire a powerful shot from your cannon if you’re willing to let it ride for a bit. Also, in addition to continues, there is actually passwords provided at various points.
There’s not much negative to say about this game. The graphics are nothing exciting, but they’re fairly well-detailed. It can get a little monotonous after a while. There’s also no 2-player mode, unfortunately. But for what it is, it’s a worthy play. In fact, a must play if you’re at all a fan of shooters.