Featuring Solar Striker and folk music.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
people can sometimes be surprised to hear that there was a time where Nintendo experimented with all kinds of genres beyond the platforming and exploration genre. One of these games is Solar Striker, a shooter developed by the venerable R&D1 team in cooperation with external company Minakuchi Engineering. The Level 3 music features a moody ballad song while your plane flies over a deserted city landscape:
The section reminds me for some reason of the classic and often covered folk song "House of the Rising Sun", here as the version by The Animals (1964):
Sadly Nintendo has neglected the shooter genre in the last decades a little bit. Fortunately, R-Type Final 2 is coming!