Relive Classic Nintendo Games With NEStalgic Medley
The original NES console's musical capabilities were limited. However, talented composers were able to thrive under the hardware's restrictions and create some memorable music. A new chiptune rock medley from the guitarist Psycho Crusher gives us a tour of that era's soundtrack.
"I made this medley quite a while ago, and it was meant to be only played live with a full band," the guitarist said on YouTube. "Since I was never going to record this with my other arrangements, I decided to make a little experiment. From 8-bit music, to rock, and from rock back to (pseudo) 8-bit music."
All the classics are featured here, including Castlevania, Metroid and Contra. Lesser-known titles from the era like Ice Climber and Marble Madness also make appearances. The video closes with the frenetic music of Tetris.
For more videogame-inspired arrangements, check out Psycho Crusher's YouTube channel. The selection of videos there includes a medley of classic arcade game music and a rock version of Mass Effect's map music.
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