Weapons can be obtained from a few different sources throughout
the game. In many outdoor stages, weapons are obtained from
capsules (left) and sensors (center). Capsules fly across the
screen from the left side to the right (or in the case of the
waterfall stage, from bottom to top) and release weapons when shot.
Sensors, on the other hand, are stationary and embedded in the
stage. During the indoor stages, weapons can be obtained by
shooting the red guard (right) that hops across the background.
Only one red guard will appear per room, so once the guard escapes,
you will not encounter another until you advance to a new room. To
obtain a new weapon, you simply need to touch it. However, once you
do, you will lose your previous weapon with no means of getting it
back until you find a new instance of it.
||You begin a new game with the standard rifle. It can shoot
several bullets on the screen at one time, but it has no special
ability. If you are in possession of another weapon when you are
killed, you will return to the game with this rifle.
||The Machine Gun is an upgrade to the standard rifle. It allows
for many bullets to be fired rapidly in a short period of time.
Players may hold the fire button down for an uninterrupted stream
of bullets. Other than its rapid fire rate, it has no special
||The Laser is the strongest weapon in the game in terms of the
amount of damage it can deliver. However, you may only fire one
laser on the screen at one time, although you may hold the fire
button down to release lasers continuously. Although long, it has a
small area of effect, and must be aimed carefully to be used
||The Fireball gun is an effective weapon whose only weakness is
the slow speed of the bullets it fires. When fired, it releases a
rolling fireball that cuts a wide swath of destruction. These
fireballs can do a lot of damage, and it has a wide area of effect,
but they don't move particularly fast across the screen.
||The Spread gun is a particular favorite of many players. While
the bullets it shoots aren't any stronger than that of the normal
gun or the Machine Gun, the spread effect of the gun allows players
to remove many threats simultaneously. Because the bullets travel
outward as they progress, this gun requires substantially less aim
to cause a lot of destruction. However, be prepared to fire quite
rapidly at strong enemies since it lacks the power of the Laser or
||The Rapid upgrade is an item that you can collect, and is only
applicable to the standard rifle, as it will only appear if you
have not collected any other special weapon. When collected, it
will dramatically speed up the velocity of the bullets fired by the
standard rifle. This will not make the bullets stronger, but it
certainly does make it a more effective weapon.
||The Barrier is not a weapon, but rather a temporary power-up
that surrounds each player with a set of objects that rotate around
the player's body, protecting them from harmful collisions for
approximately 32 seconds. After the 32 seconds are over, the
objects disappear, and the player is once again vulnerable to