Hardcore Gaming 101 - Moon Cresta / Terra Cresta
Nichibutsu is a Japanese arcade developer which probably won't ring too many bells for most classic gamers. A division of Nihon Bussan, an electronics company, its most successful title outside of its native country was Crazy Climber, an obtuse but silly game about scaling buildings.
Moon Cresta / Terra Cresta
Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta + spinoffs, classic early arcade shooters from Nichibutsu