In 1988 Konami released Salamander anime which contained three parts:
Basic Saga Salamander "Meisou No Paora"
Advanced Saga Salamander "Gofer No Yabou"
The clip here is from the 3rd part and contains quite a lot of familiar elements for those who have played any Salamander or Gradius/Nemesis games. Click on the video cassette to download the clip (divx,21MB).
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