Super Arcade Mode is a secret gameplay mode from Tyrian. It follows the same rules from the regular Arcade Mode, though the weapons work differently here. Instead of picking weapons randomly dropped by enemies, each of the ships available in this mode have their own particular set of weapons. Enemies will drop coloured pods, each of which corresponds to a certain weapon, with weapon level depending on how many of a coloured pod you collected. Rear Guns are unavailable in this mode, but to make up for that each ship comes with two different Special Weapons, with the secondary fire button used to switch between them.
In order to enter the Super Arcade Mode, you must type a password on the title screen corresponding to the ship you wish to use.