If Ikari Warriors was a arcade game adaptation of 'Rambo: First Blood Part II ', Victory Road throws Rambo into a surreal nightmarish Hell world. This game seems like SNK was working on a sword and sorcery-style fantasy game for the Ikari Warriors hardware, and crudely stuffed the Ikari Warriors into it after the success with the first game. I have no evidence for this theory.
I'm trying to complete this awful nightmare of a game, but it just keeps going.
completed the game.
As it turned out, I was very close to the end. What a weird and bad game.