Shoot 'em ups, or "shmups," are a staple in the history of videogames. From their early 8-bit origins to the more recent flashy predecessors, the top-down shooter has persisted thanks to its simple design and quick action. HotField employs 3D effects, anime stylings and intense bullet dodging that hearkens back to the second shmup renaissance of the late 1990's and early 2000's. Even though it is a port of a PC title, it will feel very familiar to anyone who has spent some time in arcades or was a fan of consoles like the Sega Saturn. HotField has all the makings of a fun title, but it is hamstrung by some technical issues. It's in need of an update to attain its full potential.