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