The Power-up effects had been programmed already, but now they can be grabbed in the level. Power-Ups appear after destroying one of the transport ships. These will appear throughout the level. In addition, transport ships will randomly appear during boss battles to give the player some help.
One thing I need to get working is a way to draw text. XNA doesn't provide any text drawing methods, so I'll have to make something of my own. It shouldn't be too bad to program, the hardest part will probably be drawing all of the characters as images.