Here you see two reasons I love Famicom carts; all companies had unique carts, or cassettes, and some of them had stuff on both sides of the cart
How many songs have been made into games? Sure, there are bunch of songs that have inspired parts of games, but Holy Diver for the Famicom might be the only game that has been completely inspired by one single song, namely DIO’s Holy Diver.. In general, the game has very little to do with the song other than the general feeling; Holy Diver would work as a Castlevania song, and Holy Diver does feel somewhat similar to Castlevania.
I loved IREM. It was a company to respect and love, and because of IREM we have such games as R-Type, Undercover Cops and Kung-Fu Master. Part of the ex-IREM employees were also in the main designers who made the Metal Slug games, so the guys at IREM weren’t for show. I’m speaking in past tense as IREM has been systematically removing their games’ sites from their homesite and thus removing large parts of their company history.
Why would a loved company want to wilfully erase their history they’re known for? Other than that, IREM really is unremarkable company…
Have you ever heard Holy Diver in this form?