A merchant crosses your path -
"I've got nothing, I tell ya."
this loops twice (at around 2:17) and fades out
the songs on the 99vidas game were composed by Rafael Langoni Smith and arranged by me, except this one, which was written entirely by me.
this wasn't used on the game 99vidas due to being too close to Streets of Rage 2's ending theme. just pitching it up by 1 semitone and changing the intro a bit made the trick, though.
however, apparently, that other version wasn't used as well. the song that was intended to replace the demo version of the title screen theme was used instead ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
can't blame them, though, it was probably just unfitting to the game's mood. but here it is, hope you enjoy it!