June 16, 2007

'Tendo Beats/Game Contest

You were the reason for getting out of bed super early on 1st grade mornings to shroom with Italians and hunt birds with pistols. You gave us pins and needles when we tried to stand up after beating Castlevania; you fueled hours of nasty Super Tecmo Bowl smack talk. And now you're a sub-genre for lazy people describing happy crappy hardcore techno.

Unlike other consoles of the 80's era with less sticking power, you've become an inspiration for a generation of musicians who had less game growing up because they played you instead. But in an ironic twist, now you're helping a few of these 8-bit playas turned moog artists make good music and get laid. We've picked out a few below but need Butter Team reader support to identify others.

Learning to press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start very rapidly at a young age cued a young Bebban Stenborg that she was not only exceptionally hot and Swedish, she also had talent, dammit.

Stenborg later went on to record the intro for Shout Out Louds' "Comeback" which is oddly reminiscent of the Excitebike starting gun. Spank you, Bebban.

Shout Out Louds - Comeback
Excitebike Intro, Then Go, Then Crash

Of course sassy Melbournites Gameboy /Gamegirl belong in this camp what with their professed love for all things moist and bleepy:

Gameboy/Gamegirl - Sweaty Wet, Dirty Damp

They also have the first known club track dedicated to fruit salad that includes ripe language such as "how you like these apples bitch??"

We'd recommend the following mashup take place sooner rather than later. The beat: Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!. Who should flow over it: Dizzee Rascal. Recommended song title: You're A Glass Joe Punk Bitch, I'm Mr. Sandman Son.

Other fit candidates: Kung Fu or Zelda. Who should probably steal these: Erol Alkan, Van She Tech, YACHT or of course Le Castle Vania.

Who did we miss? Answer one or several questions from this Butter Team poll, and we might send one lucky commenter an original issue of Nintendo Power:

1. Hott theme songs that should be borrowed (and who should mix them)
2. Current tracks with NES flavored 8-bit beats
3. Undisputed best game ever

While you're thinking, play every video game ever made for the ninty.
Or watch some guy beat our favorite game, Maniac Mansion, in 10 minutes. Really. You can watch the whole thing if you want.

Watch people get bitch smacked by a Power Glove:

Ghosthustler - Parking Lot Nights


Dr. Johnny Fever said...

The magical mix of Alec Ounsworth's vocals (CYHSY fame) with the best sports game for Nintendo not titled Tecmo Bowl - Blades of Steel.

If not for Tecmo and Blades, Days of Thunder would sit in the pole position (pardon the pun).

Check out the Angry Nintendo Nerd's review of Top Gun here:


Anonymous said...

Alright, I'll play.

1. Best Theme song ever is the Theme from "Gauntlet". It is the Imperial March of Nintendo Theme songs. And, call me old fashion, but I would like it to be mixed by The Aphex Twin. Just because I want everything to be mixed by The Aphex Twin.

2. 8 Bit Beats? How about 'Think about Life". The song 'Money'. Has a midi cheese Moonlight Sonata that very nearly trumps Beethoven's original. It's my song of the day from 8:00 until closing.

3. Best game ever? that's way tough. I wanted to say Bubble Bobble, but at this very moment I'm going to have to go with "Double Dragon". You just can't ever forget the first time you jumpkick Mr.T out of a helicopter. Oh, and also a sweet theme song there too.

Z said...

several good calls. we just don't use the word jumpkick enough these days.

Anonymous said...

maniac mansion is the best game except for skate or die

Anonymous said...

My brother and I bought Maniac Mansion five times over in rental costs from our local video shop. Sweet game. Check out the new 'Sam n Max' game. It's are as close are you can get to the adventure game type nowdays, and they are made by the same people.

Unknown said...

Best game: RC Pro Am 2 or Micro Machines.

Here's a guy who lives in DC who did some NES remixes a while back. It's not mashup, but it's worth checking out.

Punchout, Rygar, Goonies. and Tecmo Bowl plus a bunch of originals.