> It was desert-themed (at least the first stage, second one was in the sky with clouds
> and all if my memory doesn't fail me) and the futuristic jet you manoeuvred had
> different kinds of weaponry with one in particular like a laser shooting arc? blue
> bows or sth.
Most of that sounds like Raiden or Raiden II, especially the bendy-toothpaste-arc laser. I don't know that I'd call the first stage desert-themed, although later stages are in the clouds.