Akira , I see your point about mastering hard games, I love to do that too
but in Blazing Stars, well.. there are SEVERAL points that no matter what you do, there's NO WAY to avoid the bullets. If I am not mistaken, from level 5 on, the game throws you an absurd amount of bullets, and usually there's no blank space to pass through them.
And NO, it's not like Dodonpachi or other CAVE games, those games throw you a lot of bullets too, but you can avoid them ALL the time, and that's not the case with Blazing Star.
The only way you can finish Blazing Star is using tons of credits...
And I am not exactly a bad shmups player (have finished Armed Police Batrider in NORMAL level with only 1 credit says something for me