I had Image Fight as a kid and the name never made any sense. I remember being a really big fan of the music, but playing again now I am not so sure why. The game itself is pretty slick for a shooter of the era. It’s cool that you can adjust your speed at will. There are two separate upgrade systems, one for your primary gun and a second for your little attached gun turrets which have a stationary and flexible mode. If you get hit in the front of the ship, instead of dying, you just lose your power up. I am always a fan of non-death punishments in games like this.
The difficulty level is pretty high and it should pose a solid challenge to players. If you want to experience an even better version of this game, check it out on the Turbo-Grafx system. It’s basically the same game with better graphics.