The car is the same car as in the Return To Base mode, which is the car on the translite of the game. We figured the shuttle had enough on screen time as is. The Shuttle and the Brides boots do show up as landmarks across the levels.
The difficulty ramps up over the six levels, level 1 is just getting used to the mechanics, and has been sped up a little based on MGC feedback. In later levels "reverse" pads are introduced which adds a puzzle element to this videomode. Also bases on MGC feedback we removed the extra lifes by default, now you can earn them by shooting the miniplayfield while videomode is already lit.
Users will be able to create brand new levels, share them with other users, and select which levels to load into your game, all via the Live page.
If after all this you still don't like it, it can be disabled in the service menu.
Have a good weekend guys, I will distribute a beta update later today.