Thanks for the comments guys, the arcade version has more height .. i mean in retrospect it COULD have been done with overscan but then more sprites would be needed and it would slow the whole thing down.
though I think your version has a wider screen.
Yeah the original is tall and thin for want of a better description
I wonder how many more awesome arcade conversions are out there that people are working on.
LOL .. Im working on another now, just started in fact
Im glad people liked it, its essentially my first REAL game
and hopefully not going to be a one-hit wonder either..
Until next time...
You should thank DMA-SC and ZERKMAN for the sounds
They've both worked really hard on this...