Thanks OP. You look exactly like GuilewasSNK. Whatever happened to that guy?
No idea. Just switched my avatar a couple of months ago, after like five years using HK-47 from KotoR. If he happens to reappear and it seems i've ganked his avatar, i'll change it again.
Well, maybe pretty bad is too harsh, but my two biggest issues were 1. Bullets blending too easily into the background making them very hard to see sometimes, and 2. The girls "riding" on the ships made it very difficult to tell where the hitboxes are (yes, I know there's a practice mode that shows the hitboxes but you don't want to play the whole game that way.)
I just think there are much better shmups on 360, but I'd go for it at $4-- it's worth that much. I'd just play any of the Cave games first, or Gradius V on PS2 (which I LOVED, wish that one would get a port to newer systems.)
Now that you mention it, wonky sprites/hitboxes did make things a bit hectic, especially when playing three player simultaneous. On the plus side, the game supports three player simultaneous, which is the first and only time i've seen that in a shmup. Yeah, i'd love to nab a comprehensive collection of the Gradius, Darius, R-Type, and/or Raiden games.