I'm not too wild about several of the games on Vol. 1, I think better selections could have been made. Last Resort, for example, is such an awful shump, I don't understand why people like it so much.
But if you can get it for a few bucks, its certainly worth it for Magician Lord and Shock Troopers.
Heh, thats 2 threads that you've mentioned the terribleness of Last Resort. Do you really find it that unappealing?
I'm honestly asking, I've never played it before. I usually enjoy a shmup, unless it is just terri-bad.
It more has to do with a confusion of why people like it so much. I have played many a shump in my day and I find Last Resort to be very uninspired and boring. The first time I played it, I remember saying to myself, "what the hell is this?". And I played it for a while and just couldn't get into it.
Now is it a bad game
? No, I wouldn't say its painful to play or technically broken, I just think there are tons of better shumps out there.