As you plow through great, latter-day vertical shooters, it can become a little hard to distinguish between them. Samurai Aces (aka Sengoku Ace) which was the first effort from the great developer Psikyo, is known to me as the shmup with great graphics and baby heads.
No, apparently they aren't really baby heads, they are bald samurai heads - but they sure look like big, fat baby heads to me.
Speaking of bombs, you have two buttons to use along with the joystick in Samurai Aces. They are fire and bomb - but you also have a charged shot if you hold the fire button down.
Samurai Aces' controls are very smooth and very responsive. The controls, along with the fun look of the enemies and weaponry are what make Samurai Aces a cut above many other similar games of the time. Yes, it's just another great vert shooter, but hey, it's another great vert shooter.