Weekly Game Music: Bird’s Eye (Senko no Ronde DUO)

New week, new music.  This week’s music is a futuristic composition, Bird’s Eye, that sounds like it’s only a step away from spaghetti western.  This strange hybrid of music genre by Yasuhisa Watanabe is conveniently in a game that also combines two unlikely gameplay: Senko no Ronde DUO.

Senko no Ronde DUO describes a future where the human race now lives beyond Earth.  The Aria Federation, the space army of sorts, learns of an evil plot: someone is trying to obtain their best superweapon!  The Federation immediately commands eight mech pilots to hunt and destroy this terrorist.

Senko no Rondo DUO is a 2-player mech fighter where both characters navigate on a single plane.  Hits are dealt not through fists and feets, but through laser guns.  And LOTS of them.  Each character’s super-power practically turns them into a bullet-hell boss, switching the game from a 2-player shoot’em up to a bullet-dodging exercise.

Senko no Rondo DUO was released for Xbox 360 in Japan in 2010.  No US or European release has been made.

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