When I saw a YouTube video of an NES game called Titan Warriors, I knew I had to have it. The game was a much improved sequel to the sucktacular arcade game, Vulgus. This game would have come out in 1988 but due to Nintendo's stupid rules about only releasing 6 games a year, it never came out at the time. Actually, it didn't get released until 2007 and even then, it wasn't by the game's developer, Capcom. The folks over at the LostLeves.org have made it possible for us to play what is one of the best NES shooters.
Titian Warriors has a pretty cool weapons system that you'll get to utilize when you're not dying. Pick up a few power-ups and your ship will get tricked out with some sweet side armor that can detach itself to shoot enemies that are spread out. The ricochet laser are also pretty cool.
The game gives you infinite continues and if you're anything like me, you'll need them. It took me multiple tries to get past the first stage (You CANNOT fly directly over buildings). And when you die, no matter how far into the level you are, you start at the beginning. Ouch.