Here's one I'm playing on a recommendation, and it seems appropriate to follow one vertically scrolling space shooter with another. Star Pilot sees you navigating a number of levels, blasting nasties and dodging obstacles. Get to the end of the level and you receive a large score bonus.
That's about it, really. Worst write-up ever! There's a bit more to it than that, as it happens, although not loads. The game's most notable feature is that it has a split-screen two player mode. Obviously if you play with your mate, you get to kind of race each other up the screen as you blast through each level. I imagine that this could be quite a bit of fun because you can speed up and slow down, so you could have challenges as you played, seeing who could clear each level the quickest.
I didn't get to do that, though, so in all honesty I found the game a little dull and unremarkable. The graphics are nice... they're well defined and the scrolling is good. I'm not a big fan of the tiny play area, though. It does work for the game, but I think it would be better if the whole of the screen was used. I suppose it might have been difficult to do that and then switch to the split screens for the two player mode, though.
Star Pilot is not a write-off or anything bad like Dark Star. It's pretty nondescript, though. I definitely think I would have enjoyed it more at the time of release. If I'd played it with a mate sitting next to me, the element of competitiveness from the split-screen mode would have been a good laugh. As it is, it'll probably fade into obscurity for me.