|Hints and Tips
Classic Cannon Assault
Fly like a master. Use the stick in your right hand and keep your left hand on the A and Z keys to control forward and reverse speeds.
Get close to your target: The cannon does much more damage at close range.
Maneuver into his six: Most ships have a shield-weakness over the main engine ports. Exploit it!
Use the auto-aim cannon to weaken the target. If the target becomes damaged it will be easier to hit, switch to rapid-fire cannon mode and move in close to finish him off quickly.
Remember Two-On-One! Shields can only protect against one attack at a time. Attack in concert with your wingmen to cut through a hostile vessel's shields.
When faced with multiple targets use ripple fire mode to soften them up. Two missiles per target will probably weaken them enough.
In most cases, use missiles sparingly, you only have a finite supply.
If your ship becomes heavily damaged, you may lose thrusters, you may lose cannon, but the missile-system should still work! If this happens you should still be able to defend yourself while repairs take place. Use the contacts list to designate targets and launch missiles at the nearest hostiles.
Warning: contains spoilers!