It's Phalanx, Zoom's shoot-em-up that's mostly known for its "old banjo guy" cover, but is a pretty decent game in its own right. It actually originated on the X68000 computer, had a Game Boy Advance port/remake, and a port to the Wii (but only in Japan). Plus it was the focus of a minigame in the PS1 fighting game Zero Divide.
Post by 1983parrothead on Jul 15, 2018 10:05:58 GMT -5
North American divisions and localizers of Japanese video game companies can be zany, cocky and silly in some ways. Banjo player SNES front cover with spacecraft was made as a reference to the thought of UFOs found even on countrysides, just like that biker girl/UFO episode of the Hulk Hogan cartoon and this Men in Black scene: