If you grew up playing games like R-Type, then you’re going to instantly have a soft spot for Super Hydorah. It’s a game that emulates those side-on shooters with aplomb, all giant bosses and bursts of laser fire.
But that’s not to say it doesn’t bring its own ideas to the party. This is a game that sprinkles freshness onto an almost-ancient genre, and in doing so manages to create something really rather special.
The game is set over a series of levels, and sees you soaring through space, caverns, space caverns, the surfaces of alien worlds, and much, much more.
The controls are relatively simple. You move a thumb around the screen to control your plucky little starfighter. You shoot automatically but, if you push your other thumb down at the same time as the first, you’ll stop shooting.