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Video Game: Solar Striker

Solar Striker is a Vertical Shooter game from 1989, part of the first generation of Game Boy games. In this game, you pilot a space fighter that shoots through a neverending stream of Mooks until you have defeated all the bosses.

Solar Striker contains the following tropes:

  • Difficulty Spike: The game gets seriously hard past stage 3.
  • More Dakka: The preferred way for bosses to fight you.
  • Nintendo Hard
  • That One Boss: The stage 4 boss is especially difficult to fight. All bosses can be 'skipped' if you wait in a certain part of the screen or memorize patterns.