I was thinking about both Disasterpeace's "Syncrosynct" from the FZ: Side F remix album, as well as groups like Savoy when making this. Big sound that kind of starts off the album right.
I really just wanted something that evoked the original, but was a little less manic and a little more...authoritative? Man, that's a bad word choice, but that's what you're getting from me. Neil Baldwin is the man.
Source: Drop Zone (NES) - Title Theme, by Neil Baldwin