Right, had a quick crack at it. The instructions and credit screens seem to be a little broken - I could get out of them OK using the Escape key, but the mouse packed in. On the instructions screen there was some red text giving an error number 20068, text/inst2.str , type string, local file missing?Got into the game OK, although I couldn't quite figure out how the mouse buttons were affecting my weapons choice - it seemed to switch from blue lasers to the red beams and then stay with the latter.I tried the Dai-X option, seemed to work OK as fighters - I assume that you fly Braincom by default. I then tried junction, when Braincom got verrrry small which I assume is intentional, moved it over to the waiting chest and legs and it locked on OK, but I then couldn't move the junctioned Dai-X in any direction (I think it fired OK).There seemed to be something very very slightly jittery with it, but I couldn't say what was causing it - possibly the chat comments from the characters? (Nice touch, although I found it a little difficult to read what they were saying and fly/fight).When Game Over came up I assumed that was it but then the level restarted - presumably that was just a lost life? Would a "Continue" option make more sense there I wonder, or a short period of invulnerability? Not sure, depends how it works as part of the whole. There was no obvious way to get out of the high score table, but again hitting Escape worked fine.As you've obviously added a lot more firepower options and the like into this one, I think some sort of training mission or just demo that runs through the various modes might actually be quite useful - I didn't notice whether there was anything on screen which told you which weapon was selected?Just as a general comment, and this might be because my monitor is physically large, but it might be useful to have the option to have weapon energy etc at the bottom of the screen rather than the top - that way if you tend to fly low in the screen you don't have to switch attention to the top corners.Hope some of that helps, I know it's early days yet. Oh, and on the briefing screen clicking the mouse button to continue didn't work unless the cursor was over the actual words.
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