While this is the Japanese version of the game (the U.S. version is in English, of course), this clip does a good job of showing how the game's command inputs are carried out.

Star Battalion does offer online multiplayer — a feature I was not able to test as I couldn't find a host. The idea of Star Battalion multiplayer sounds great, though!

Toggling between cockpit view and the third-person view is helpful for many of the fast and furious dog fights.

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The graphics really are quite pretty.

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The bosses have weak points that must be exploited so that they are destroyed. The final boss's weak point was a real stickler for me, though.