Man oh man.. this is one tough mother..AmidstStorm - AMS - 457,900 - Stage 04 - Smart - MAME
Some things i've sussed out so far:
-The rank goes up quickly, very quickly in fact if you power up by collecting POW icons (genius).
-Rank seems to be slower rising using smart pod type.
-Not collecting POW icons on the 1st level makes for an easier ride, though in stage 2, it's gonna get you whatever..
-Not using bombs gives you added bonuses at the stage end. Collect B icons to increase bomb stock.
-Not collecting pods throughout a stage gives you 50k.. at least on the first stage it does anyhow.. Not a chance I can pass Stage 2 without them yet..
-Tonnes of hidden point bonuses... I even had a Ryu from Streetfighter II come on the screen in stage 4, complete with hadoken type sound effect
-The hitbox seems very small though i can't quite pinpoint it yet as the bullets get stupidly fast, stupidly quick.
-The emulation struggles a bit when things go a bit mental. I think i'll purchase the PS2 or Xbox compilation.
-This game is tough.
-I wish you all the very best of luck