Find strange and exciting new worlds... then blast them to pieces!
You are now the proud owner of a mega-advanced shoot-'em-up for your mega-computer.
It is a very strange Universe really - isn't it? All those millions of planets and moons and stars and comets swirling about in the vastness of space. Imagine what fun it would be to explore - to boldly go where no boldly goer has boldly gone before - unless they happened to live there. Latest release from the Institute of Advanced Research (I.A.R.) indicated that there are quite a lot of planets with things living on them. Some of these things are pretty intelligent like us really. Other of these things are really stupid, ike whelks, for example. Anyway, to cut a long story short, you have been selected to explore the Universe, boldly seeking out strange and exciting new worlds. If you find any, your instructions are quite clear. Blast the living daylights out of them!
As you set off in your remarkably fast and powerful spacecraft - your mind is tingling with excitement. Slowly you hurtle at excessive speeds into the void - blasting a stray comet into a million shimmering pieces! But, what's this?
Your world is suddenly filled with highly useful objects floating aimlessly in front of you. Things like missiles, rotate motors, speed up thrusts (I ask you, is this likely?!) shields, and - yep - extra lives. Frantically, you try to capture them. But what's this?!! Someone else is also trying to grab the goodies. His shield is impervious to your laser bolts. Oh no! And what's this? It's an enormous and highly populated planet...!