More of what you'd expect if you own the Dreamcast or N64 versions. The first thing you'll notice upon playing the game is the improvements to weapon types and gameplay, especially the dash ability. Soon after, you'll notice that this game is extremely difficult, bordering on frustrating. Overall, it is very challenging at first, but once you learn what you're doing it isn't as bad as it seems. The challenge level on this game actually makes it more addicting than fun. It's hard to put down. Unfortunately, most of the levels are extremely short. Don't be surprised if you beat all 150 levels in just a few days. If you're a veteran of this title, it won't take long. I'd have to say that this installment in the series is slightly more difficult, and also slightly less fun. But for a hand-held, this game plays just like a console, with the exception that there are simply no massive levels. If you're a fan, you'll soon get over the difficulty level, and find yourself playing over and over to achieve new high scores and times. If you get extremely bored, you can resort to using the level editor, but personally, I haven't found the need for that yet.