I've already said it wouldn't feel right if Kuros got in without using his weapon most of the time. About Super Star Force: Jikūreki no Himitsu, once again there's a much better Tecmo representative that I could be using. I don't think the pilot did anything outside of his ship except for shops but if he did, refresh my memory.
So Kuros using his sword is unfair, right? And the pilot of Super Star Force did do some zapping in the caves near shops. I saw him do that on Game Center CX.
And yes, Master Higgins of the Adventure Island franchise is notable for starring 16SHOT (a.k.a. "Takahashi Meijin").
My Mugen Wish List would include protagonists, mascots and other iconic characters with everything they have brought straight from their source with little or no editing.