Man. The opening music from Takahashi Meijin no Bugutte Honey is about as smooth and easy as it gets. Mmm.

I own a copy of Takahashi Meijin no Bugutte Honey for Famicom, and I'm not sure why. Maybe because the cartridge is pink? And because it was cheap? But also pretty obscure?

The game itself is neat, though, because you play as the heroine Honey the Bug, a flying bee-lady who sprinkles hearts on everything. (Insects, I think, were very much a part of the 1980s Zeitgeist.)

Now for the weird part: this Bugutte Honey anime was a spin-off using characters from the Adventure Island game series. But the Bugutte Honey Famicom game, in turn, was based on the cartoon! Causality, what?

I am trying to think of an equally recursive analogue -- I guess it would be akin to Captain N having his own game. (And now that I've typed that out, I almost can't believe that never happened.)

[Rare Japanese Cartoon Based on Adventure Island]