Here’s some more guitar-driven shmup music, this time “Olga Breeze” from Super Darius II on the PC-Engine (Taito, 1992). This track is taken from mpc rips of the game CD converted to mp3.
“Olga Breeze” has some great naval-esque instruments implemented into the music, matching the giant space fish theme of the Darius series. The guitar plays an easy-going tune reflecting carefree flying over the ocean beneath a bright blue cloud-filled sky – or in this case over the solar flares of the sun. In either case, there’s some pretty sweet flying going on. The piano accents add a great touch of energy to the heat and power of the guitars.