Gradius needs to introduction, except for my two guests. One of the classic SHMUPS on the NES and arcade. This game offers a relatively unique power-up scheme, allowing the player to purchase the upgrades they want from an active menu on the bottom of the screen. The power-ups include basic things like speed up, double shot, missile, and laser, but then also some exotic power-ups like the coveted “option” which doubles your firepower. There was never a doubt that this game is getting a one.
I would also like to pay special attention to the amazing box art of this game. It has that awesome 80s Star Wars feeling and makes me feel like a badass pilot. Great job.