- Joystick: In the flying areas, the players can guide Michelle Heart or Kevin Walker to move in any of the eight directions, restricting to the edge of the screen. In the side scrolling areas, use this to move, climb ladders, or crouch.
- Fire: Press this button to shoot unlimited bullets up towards the top (flying areas) or the either sides (side-scrolling) of the screen.
- Bomb: In the flying areas, press this to lob bombs indicated by the crosshair target. It was used as a jump button in the side-scrolling areas.
- 1-2 Players: Press either button to begin a 1 or 2 player game.
Michelle Heart and Kevin Walker
Player 1 controls Michelle Heart (female, fuchsia outfit (green in the US version); on the left) while player 2 controls Kevin Walker (male, blue outfit; right). They are given the Wings of Love and Courage by Ares, the God of War. Their assignment is to destroy "Dark" in order to ensure the survival of the mankind.
This item will increase the player's speed as well as upgrading his/her gun.
- Increases speed.
- Double shot and further increases speed.
- Continuous bomb lobbing.
- 3-way shot.
- Psycho Flame gun.
If the player loses a life, he/she will be reverted to the initial gun.