A graphically fine - but still hilariously very strange - vertical shooter.
In this vertically scrolling shooter (surprisingly not from Japan) you play as a winged beast soaring majestically over the landscape as horrible things attempt to shoot you down. Fortunately you can blow them to smithereens with your own power-upp-able bullets. Rejoice.
So the idea is simple - it's a shooter - just keep going up without getting hurt and while killing things for points. What this specific scroller has going for it, is the very polished backgrounds. They look fantastic and constantly impress with their style.
What detracts from this game are the sound effects. The original download comes without music so you get to hear the glorious sound effects all on their own, in their original glory. I won't spoil the surprise, but let me say I think this will sweep the game award ceremony for worst soundscape. That said, I played without the music pack (an extra 40MB download) so the final result could be different.
And although the dragon is slow, the enemies are varied, with distinct looks and, as mentioned the graphics are quite nice. The overall game comes across as a balance between good and bad which leaves neither a clear victor. If you needed a reason to download, make it to hear the sounds.
Hrm, these graphics are from Wings of Death, an Amiga classic.