L-Dis (1991)


L-Dis is a fun comedy shmup in the vain of Parodius. Weird space ships and other enemies with faces, that look pained when hit, populate the game. Most levels of the game are quite easy, with the exclusion of the last two.

Though some aspects of the game were annoying. I hate shmups where bumping into structural elements like the ceiling or the grounds kills you. And then there’s the last level, which is a very, very long reaction test where you speed along a vast, narrow section that often changes course. Apart from the fact that it’s quite difficult to not get hit, it’s far too long to be any fun and too much a departure from previous levels to feel like a fitting final level.

Still, the game manages to be good fun most of the time.