For many, the 80’s were a magical time. The quote from Charles Dickens “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” comes to mind, as bubblegum pop and the fear of nuclear annihilation mixed into a cultural blender. And Megazone 23 is a product of that. The feeling that everything is perfect; the knowledge that it all must end. There was everything to gain, and there was everything to lose. For many, the 80’s were the future. But the future seemed so far off when you’re riding fast on your motorbike, the woman you love clinging tight – Sentimental Over the Shoulder.