As far as the gameplay is concerned, I've noticed some changes. There
are four difficulty levels (the Japanese version had three). It is now much
easier to power up your main weapon, some of the enemy attack patterns are
different (noticed mainly because the patterns that I had memorized for the
Japanese version did not work). Also, some enemies take more hits to kill
(the armored knights in the gold mine, for example) and some are more
aggressive, so it is hard to tell whether the US version has been made
easier - it is just a bit different.
Also, it is one of the very few instances that the manual has been written
in such a manner so as not to insult your intelligence (remember the Ninja
Turtle lingo in the SNES Cybernator manual).
All in all, I'd say that Tengen did a decent job and I would recommend this
game. It is no Silpheed, but still a pretty good shooter.
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