That, for whatever reason(?) you put Gun Griffon 2 instead of the original Gun Griffon, I opted for Bulk Slash as my choice.
However, had you stated 'Gun Griffon', I would have chosen that instead (as never played the JP only sequel)
Wow! Both NeoGeoNinja AND Martiniii are back posting at the same time. Excellent stuff. Now all we need is Yart and Superdeadite. How have you guys been? We could have used your input on Davyk's Top 100 Saturn games of 2017. Glad to see you both back posting on here.
As for your Gungriffon query, I had already used the first game in another poll so I decided to use the sequel on this one.
I have to go with Bulk Slash. It reeks 80s anime charm and it feels like a 2D shmup played in 3D. The music is great and The difficulty ramps up nicely. I appreciate how The stage designs get more varied as you progress. The only thing I don't like is the anime girls who don't shut up.