While he was not directly involved in the game's development, as it was handled by a different team than the first two titles, indies zero
director Masanobu Suzui
makes a guest appearance in the story mode as "Suzui Meijin", an obvious nod to Takahashi Meijin
, who the player must defeat in a scoring tournament in a shooter reminiscent of Star Soldier
. One character even mentions seeing him split a watermelon with one finger on television, a trick that Takahashi was famous for.