It never ceases to amaze me - the seemingly endless flow of enjoyable games. I intended to post about another game today and just happened to play Strato Fighter because I saw it as I was scrolling thru games.
I'd played SF before (a horz fighter), but sometimes you have to play a little longer for the game to come into its own. Strato Fighter (aka "Raiga") isn't the prettiest game around, but it has very well crafted gameplay.
Since there is no bomb. Many of the bigger battles last a while. Also, the entire second level is occupied by a giant ship that you fight against and around that takes up lots of space - leaving you in a constant state of maneuvering around.
On a side note, there is also a shield indicator up top and you can collect shield power-ups. I thought that they would absorb a hit for you without you exploding, but it doesn't always seem so... still working on the exact function of the shield and shield indicator.
I mentioned it's not the prettiest game... (who am I to criticize - have you seen what I look like?) - but don't let that fool you. The graphics are still very nice. The first level seems to be a little washed out, and not everything is as sharp and colorful as I like, but they are interesting and fun and don't detract from the great game play.