Everybody can tell what a cool dude you are - you've spent ages practising the Hofmeister walk, you've got the shades and the leather, the jeans and the cap - so what's missing? What's gonna get everyone really looking at you?
Let's see... hmm, a pineable print shirt, ghetto blaster, dinky electronic Fil-o-Fax (no), Spectrum, Soya beans, sop on a string, spaceship... Spaceship! Now that sounds more like it. So what are you waiting for - jump into your nearest Rainbow Arts customised Sarcophaser (easy enough to find) and get blasting.
If you manage to wipe out a wave of aliens (nasty multicoloured flying thingies that belch bullets), avoiding upward thrusting enemy tendrils, failing to hit rocky outcrops by the skin of your teeth and blasting bonus bubbles out of the way, an energy pod appears. Collect enough of these pods and you can choose to array your lean, mean fighting machine with an awesome array of interstellar weaponry: turbo power, extra fire, backward blasters, whiz weapons and bombs. Get enough firepower and you can even toggle between spray-bullets and great big enormous massive mega shoot.
Every now and again you come face to face with a mamma alien of huge fighting proportions. Shoot this missile burping monstrosity, without coming a cropper on her extensively protected spiky armour plate, and you could be on your way to becoming as cool as you look... well almost.