There are times when you want a simple and straightforward experience from your games. This is especially true for older gamers who grew up when the arcade experienced its golden age in the '80s. Storylines were pushed aside for high score chases, and games were very easy to pick up and play. Every once in a while, a modern game tries to recapture some of those feelings. Titles like Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ and Galaga Legions DX have become perfect examples for how to introduce old game design sensibilities to a new era. For a game like Cosmic Rocket Defender, a number of things prevent it from reaching that upper echelon.