I had been looking to try this game for a couple of years, and when I saw it used at GameStop for under $10, I thought "perfect, here is my chance!" I love old-school arcade games - and this is almost exactly what I got. Only, it was a bit too easy.
In a way, it was nice to be able to "continue" as if you had put in a quarter at the old arcade parlor... however, because of this, it caused the game to be a bit too easy to beat. Some might be able to enjoy it, as the graphics are well-done, the storyline is pretty nice even though it is short, and if you are an old-school gamer like myself, this definitely embodies the old-school arcades. It even lets you choose your own path as you progress to the ultimate boss-level.
Unfortunately - once you defeat that boss - you've 'beat' the game. The fact that you can change your path so many times with each of the 4 characters makes it so that you can do it over without actually "repeating" the game, but the path to the final boss is quite short, when all is said and done. I made it through one run-through each for 2 of the characters within about an hour, give or take. Therefore, I am afraid that if you have as short of an attention span as I do - the game might quickly lose its appeal.
In its defense, however, I must admit that it is well done. I did enjoy playing it for the short time it kept my attention - and if you are a fan of old-game arcade-style shooters, I definitely suggest you try this one out. It is definitely worth the once or even twice go-through, no matter how long you wind up playing the game afterwards.
yes: I recommend this product