This game is super fun. As you know it involves Legendary Wings so in this one from April of 1988 lets you run around AND fly. It was great sitting around for hours in the basement playing this while the sun was warm and shining.
“Legendary Wings is an arcade shooter influenced by Greek mythology. A heroic figure from ancient times thrust into a strange futuristic world, you must fight your way through six levels to defeat “The Devil” and save the day.
The primary gameplay mode is a top-down, vertical-scrolling shooter similar to Xevious and Capcom’s own 1943. Your main weapon is used to attack flying enemies, and your secondary missile weapon is used to attack fixed placement, land-based enemies. Numerous powerups are available along the way, and these both improve your weapons and your resistance to damage (every “upgrade” is worth a free hit from enemies without dying).
Several secondary gameplay modes (Danger, Lucky, and Palace) are also triggered at key points in the vertical-scrolling mode. All of the secondary modes are side-scrolling shooters. The Danger stage requires you to face a gauntlet of enemies, while the Lucky stage is full of powerups, game continues, and other bonuses. The Palace stage is triggered when you defeat a mini-boss; you must get past the palace defenses before you can face the end-of-stage boss. And, oh yeah…don’t get crushed by those walls!”
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