I have to say that I'm happy there are companies still willing to publish titles like this outside of Japan. I had a surprising amount of fun with this game.
You get two of the best shmups out there on one disc. I count Jet as something else, as it's basically a "best of" remix of the first two games. There's a few different modes: arcade, boss rush and (timed) score attack.
Not much thinking here, just blow the heck out of everything. If you're not obsessed with ranking on the leaderboards then there's only really so much to get out of it, unfortunately. The games themselves aren't terribly long.
As such, I think it's a great rental... which makes it perfect for Gamefly.
I grew up playing this game in the arcade at the mall dude. I spent most money I came in contact with on Raiden Fighters. Pumpin quarters non stop baby, thats how we do on the eastside of the westside holla. If you have played this game before, its the same lovable arcade hit. If you haven't, get a couple of friends over. This game is meant for two player and you always mark "next game" with a quarter. Great times...