Tips and Tricks
There are five missions in total and each mission has certain objectives that must be achieved, although the general gameplay is about the same in each one.
Two of the missions, Screaming Eagles and Resource Hog, are included with the game. The other three (Rogue Squadron, Operation Twin Lance and Operation Lifeblood), require a quick download, but you won't need to pay anything extra for them.
To access the others, except the first one, you'll need to reach certain levels with ships.
Wingmen you can either call upon them to defend you when you're attacking enemies, or send them after particular enemies on the stage.
The better a ship's shielding and hull are, the longer it'll last in a firefight.
Increased weapons power provides a big advantage in bringing down enemies with laser blasts and missiles, and handling makes it easier to get around with your ship overall.
You'll want to target enemies as soon as they appear, and before they start firing on you or the ship you're trying to protect in each stage.