In 1979, a friend of mine who produced records for punk bands gave me a 45 single with a song on it called "Back in the 80s." It was pretty good, though I don't remember the band's name, nor did I ever hear it anywhere else. 1979, remember. Listening to that song produced the same feeling of temporal dislocation that playing this game does -- in the opposite direction.
Like this, say: Maverick is the most original 80s arcade game to be released in the 21st century.