A mode for many console and arcade games where a single player plays against the clock to earn his/her place on the high score list. Usually the objective of a Time Attack game is to complete the game in the fastest time (as in the case of the majority of the recent fighting games). In Thunder Force V, the objective of the game is to defeat the boss fighters before the timer runs out. Once this task is completed, any remaining time on the clock is translated into bonus points and added to the player's score.