Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented 1,000’s of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure 1980s nostalgia — it’s the Super Mario Brothers theme, right down to the sounds of Mario collecting coins and mushrooms. Awesome!
Music has always been a big part of the retro Nintendo experience, and it’s crazy how the notes coming out of an instrument you probably never heard of sound so shockingly familiar.
Vice: Project Doom published by American Sammy in 1991 for the Nintendo NES has elements similar to Spy Hunter and Ninja Gaiden. It has driving, fighting, first-person shooting and cinematic sequences when passed levels.
In the above video you will see game play from the beginning of the game all the way to the end. If you know how to play this game, it can be finished in about an hour. No cheat codes or save states were used in this gameplay footage.
I highly recommend getting your hands on really fun game for your NES collection. You can typically pick it up as a loose cartridge for less then $15.00 USD at the time of this video posting.
The video game console wars explode into song in this “School House Rock” parody!
If you’d like an mp3 of the song, you can get it from the following sources:
This song will now be a staple in my retro gaming play list.
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An original a-cappella arrangement of the Overworld song from the Nintendo Super Mario World video game:
To find out more about Smooth McGroove, check out these links:
- Watch his videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothMcGroove
- Download his songs at: http://smoothmcgroove.bandcamp.com/
- Smooth McGroove T-shirts at: http://sharkrobot.com/smooth-mcgroove
Smooth McGroove does a ton of other a-capella arrangements of video game songs. You should definitely check out his links above!
DuckTales is back and shinier than ever thanks to Capcom and WayForward.
Check out this side-by-side comparison game footage and see how the Nintendo NES classic has changed:
Just the other day I was playing the original on my Nintendo NES. IMHO it’s still a really playable game, but this remastered version looks amazing!
In North America, DuckTales: Remastered will launch on Tuesday, August 13th on PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC. The Xbox 360 iteration will be available on Wednesday, September 11th. It will cost $14.99 USD when downloaded digitally. There will also be a retail version of the game released for PlayStation 3; it will cost $19.99 USD.
I wish they would release a retail version of the game for Xbox 360, but apparently it’s only going to happen for the PS3.
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