Cychorider | Hudson Soft/Media Works (PC Engine, 1994) | “Demo Play”
This is a little easter egg hidden with the game Anearth Fantasy Stories Taikenban. It’s a top-down shooter of insane proportions and the music here definitely alludes to that. I love it. Synth engine rev sounds as the bass, a high energy tempo with that angsty melody — it’s all very frenetic and is absolutely stellar for this set up.
Imagine a 16-bit home console version of Ikaruga. Speed it up and give it a chiptune guitar soundtrack and here you go. Incredible indeed.