Playing R-Type earlier, I realised I had forgotten to grab this one.
This ate money almost as fast as Phoenix did. Brilliant shooter, fast reflexes and a good memory for the 4-way guns, superb bosses that required much learning for patterns, little dancing women on the turrets of level 2 (?) and an insanely difficult 4th level. I beat the game twice in the arcade (unlike Defender which I could max out) and each of those times it cost a pocketful of cash. Aye, they just don’t make them like they used to ….