Capcom delivers a much improved sequel to Gigawing.
The world is at war again and it’s upto Gigawing squadron to save humankind from
itself. An ancient evil artefact with massive destructive powers threatens to wreak
havoc on the world.
Gameplay remains mostly unchanged from the original. It's a simple case of your
ship against the bullet-laden battlefields.
Still mega important is the use of the Reflect Force that rebounds enemies fire back
onto them. This now has 2 modes; standard reflect which just reflects all fire and
laser lock-on reflect creates a powerful lock-on beam.
There are now 5 playable characters to choose from each with a different ship which
has different weapons and abilities. The character also has their own route and
Graphically the game is quite impressive. Gone are the 2D sprites for everything to
be rendered in 3D. In parts the camera work will make your ship dive through
objects or zoom around a fleet of enemies.
Giga Wing 2 is not a long game and the difficulty has been adjusted from the
utterly ridiculous to the playable with challenge. Quite a cool feature as far as
shooters go is the 4-player simultaneous mode.