Which happens a lot unless you're careful, fortunately you can also set the number of lives for each level. This mode often leads into players trying to distract each other by telling very bad jokes and other mischievery.. that's a sign of a compelling game if any.
And of course there's a load of powerfull (or just fun) weapons, numerous power-ups, a selection of ships and a system which keeps record of a few player statistics - rather nice if you play a lot - plus a "hidden" worm game on top of it all. This, make no mistake, is a great game. (I still feel like grinning they made it freeware,