I thought the coin-op was about as entertaining as an episode of Neighbours, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this Master System conversion. The best thing about it is the sheer speed – even if the screen is teaming with sprites the action never lets up for a second – this is a essential for a great shoot 'em up. The graphics are excellent, and though the 3D is a little jerky, the attention to detail is great. All of the volcanic eruptions and storms make Solaria my favourite world. The sound is pretty flat and uninspiring, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. If there were a few more levels, Galaxy Force would be truly mega – but as it stands, it's still an excellent shoot 'em up and the best version of Galaxy Force you'll be likely to see.