I only just realised you can turn off the HUD at the bottom of Batsugun with shoulder button. Duh! In my defence I usually play it with an arcade stick. Combined with the 2nd screen option, makes it a lot better to play yoko.
I should really read some english manuals and explore the options of my japanese games a bit more
Galactic Attack / Layer Section can also do that, but only in the normal squeezed mode, not in the rotated ones.
It's a really nice feature this. Playing Layer Section in scaled mode means the HUD can obscure some enemies and bullets. I play it in TATE now but I really appreciated this feature when I played it on a non-rotated TV. You can also play it in hori-mode with the dpad controls rotated too - but I never played it much that way - was an interesting option though.
Look forward to getting back into this game when the High score triathlon competition starts next week.