I could never beat it as a kid, since I didn't know it's an infinite loop. *THIS IS NOT MY BEST PLAYTHROUGH* Enjoy!
"Super Dimension Fortress Macross (超時空要塞マクロス, Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross) was released for the Japanese Family Computer console in 1985 by video game company Namco and is based on the popular anime TV series of the same name. The game is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up in which the player controls a transformable VF-1 Valkyrie variable fighter in an unending battle against an invading race of giant humanoid aliens known as the Zentradi." ~ from Wikipedia.org