Yes, I know. It’s the same damn game again. Or is it? This time it’s the C64 version which has a great soundtrack and less slowdown than the Speccy one, but the sprites are much less impressive. The level layouts are, again, much the same, and all the bosses are represented even if the final boss was a complete walkover.
I actually had to complete the game twice, because the first time I struggled to take screenshots (there’s no quick way in VICE on the Raspberry Pi) and so I used a cheat mode for the second run-through in order to get some – hence my bullet counter remaining at 500 the entire time. This had the bizarre side-effect of trying to skip a level every time I pressed down, so I actually had to play through it again as I missed stuff. The things I do for my single reader. Sigh.