You'll find that Starcede is different from other flash shooters because it
features beautiful graphics, a Star Map with non-linear level progression, secret
levels, online high scores, a dynamic tech tree with resettable
upgrades, and unique gameplay mechanics that offer a wide variety of gameplay styles. The game
combines a great multiplier mechanic that rewards skill with using the points awarded to upgrade your ship, and
rewards players for achieving high scores by unlocking additional levels. You'll also see weapon types unseen
before like chain lightning (in a shooter!) and more complex game mechanics that skilled
players can use but causal players can neglect without punishment.