Don't try and make sense of Spinal Breakers, a 1990 coin-op game. It's got a story that centres around nuclear war, something called "hildroids" (which look a lot like Nazis to me) and the alteration of the Earth's axis.
What's important is that you play as a man (and walking Michael Biehn tribute) called Captain Waffle.
His original escapades in Spinal Breakers are largely forgettable, but his next appearance in a game - yes, there's more than one - is much cooler.
He's a pilot in Aero Fighters 3, aka one of the rarest and most expensive video games of all time.