Famitracker takes patience to use, honestly. People always say its a "cinch"...WRONG!
You can make something that sounds fantastic before mastering...and finished product ends up being assed...anywho
The crunch of the snare as Day stated is quite the highlight of this piece honestly :-)
The 8-bit feels of any custom track always derive from heavily influence of our childhood...and we always reach back into the depths of our memories to create something unique...and you have just done that!
I feel MM2, MM4 and Contra in this piece...
What other inspiration's did you have with this piece? I ask because when I seen the title, I expected something a lil more Eastern (Ninja Gaiden type) in essence :-)