Just got this absolute gem of a game late yesterday afternoon. I am totally amazed by the graphics on this puppy. Its a real shame this system is no longer having new games constantly rolling out for it. I can only imagine what they would be pulling off on it, had it still been around. Interesting gameplay twist changing your ships color to the color of the enemy bullets and they wont hurt you. In fact, you use them to power up your ship for a special attack. Make no mistake though.. this game is very tough. Its not the kind of game to make you want to throw the controller, you just want to play "one mor time" to see how much further you can get. there is also some good replay value in trying to get higher combos (hitting the same style of enemies in sucessionz). looking forward to seeing what the rest of the game has in store. And, i just thought i would mention, i havent seen ANY slowdown, regradless of how much is on screen even in two player. Get this game if you have the chance. any questions,feel free to ask.