Sunny skies lend to the wonderful sense of freedom our two heroes experience as they break free of the bondage that is junior high. The final bell of the day brings limitless possibilities, homework a trifling matter when the weather is so beautiful and the trial that was the school day has been left conquered and forgotten. But youth goes hand in hand with recklessness, and in accordance with this proven rule, the newly freed students decide to shun the potential for constructive activity, instead opting to duck into a dreary alley and smear a complacent brick wall with all sorts of wacky illustrations.
Recognized for the cinematic magnificence of Macross 2036 and notorious for the bodybuilding abominations known as the Choaniki episodes, NCS/Masaya cranked out another shooter for the Duo that has received substantially less fanfare over time. While 2036 represents their attempt at an intense Thunder Force-style blastathon and the Choanikis are simply, well, odd, L-Dis stands as the company’s foray into the world of cartoonishness. If the opening sequence detailing our heroes’ plight doesn’t clue you in on this, then the mere appearance of your ship certainly will: this tool of destruction resembles a piece of bubble gum plastered with eyeballs and roughly molded into the form of Fantasy Zone‘s Opa Opa.