Another game not nearly as popular as I thought it was or as it should have been. TC2 was too late in coming to the arcades to wind up as a very collectible cabinet and, for some reason, is not anywhere to be seen on the lists of top ROMs downloaded (it's not in the Top 850). More about determining a game's popularity here...
A sequel to the original Twin Cobra, TC2 is many years newer and it shows. Buoyed by great graphics and terrific gameplay, TC2 is a vert shooter deserving of much praise.
Another interesting feature of the game is that at times, it zooms in. The camera zooms and your size and the relative real estate for you to navigate change proportionately. It gives the game a diff look and the tightness of the zoomed play make the game a little tougher.
Don't want to forget the graphics. They aren't on par with my absolute favs (Gunbird 2, Esp Ra De), but they are really, really nice (let's call them 2nd tier awesome). They are bright, crisp and colorful with lots of variety. The sharpness never wains, even when stuff is flying everywhere. I love the look of the game as a rock-solid military style shooter. One other point, it's the only game I know where the enemy fires what looks like peppermint swirl candy at you - yum.
TC2 is the offspring of a classic arcade shooter, that does its parent one better in every category. Blast away.