Also~ I've optimized the bottlenecks a much as possible without destroying the visuals, but on some really bad computers, it will still lag. Sorry, there's not much to be done for you. The hitbox for the ship is a single pixel (see that dot in the middle?). This is standard in bullet-hell type games.
Just for the record, I AM still reading the comments. There's been numerous complaints about WASD, but I have no idea how to get it to happen! It's just basic input, and the arrow keys are tracked the same way as WASD. Also.... I'm loving how half the people complain that easy is too hard and hard is impossible, and the other half complain that hard is too easy and the rest are a joke. I got a pretty good split on this one!
While you must still wait for the boss the drop the powerup, the powerup no longer vanishes when you beat the boss! Since so many people wanted this, I am willing to make this compromise. Oh, and good luck hackers, you'll need it.
For those complaining about the boss being a cheating little prick: you're right! He has a massive amount of health, over a dozen shields that he uses when you hurt him, and steals your powerups before you can get to them! As for the powerups, consider them disappearing an extra challenge that requires more than simply being aim to shoot and dodge. You must plan ahead and NOT kill the boss immediately. This is not being changed, no matter how much you wish it were.
@Daikoru If you want an insane challenge with almost no room for error, go for the high score. The faster you defeat the boss in each stage, the higher your score. In order to do this on hard, this basically means you have to be right next to the boss when you kill him each time. It also means you have to always hit the boss (see the stages where he moves). If that isn't enough of a challenge and a reward (top of the high scores), that's a pity! Because I'm not going to leave 99% of the users a mode they have no chance of ever beating. That would cause more pain than good. As an aside, there MAY be an impossible badge in the future that requires getting all 15 medals. Maybe. Depends in part if people actually get the medals.
Alright guys, I'm hearing you that the boss is disappearing, but when I try to get it to happen, I can't! You're going to have to give me more information than just that the laser boss is disappearing.