The Metroid Soundtrack in Heavy Metal Format

Every hard-core gamer is a fan of the Metroid franchise. The NES and SNES versions were probably the most popular games on either of those gaming systems. Any Metroid fan probably knows the in-game music by heart too. And if not, they would recognize it if they heard it.

Metroid Metal is one of the coolest downloads any gamer could have in their collection. The project started in 2005 by Dan Taylor, which has now evolved into a full-fledged band with Kevin Lawrence, Dan Behrens and Micheal Molnar.

There are a whole bunch of free songs on the site from Metroid, Super Metroid, Metroid 2, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime 3. You can also purchase a remastered lossless CD if you donate at least $6 to the project. Go listen, it’s awesome!

Could Old Video Games Have Been Any Harder?

Old video games were super hard. I’m talking about classics from the days of Atari and Nintendo. Most of those games didn’t have save features and you we’re only given a 3 lives. Did you ever play Contra WITHOUT the cheat code?

Here are my picks for the hardest games I’ve ever played, all from the NES

  • Contra
  • Battletoads
  • Mike Tysons Punch Out
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Those games were hard, but imagine if they had a “hard” mode. I think I’d probably break all of my video games out of frustration. Check out this video to see what hard mode would’ve been like.

The All-New Glee 8-Bit Video Game

Glee is one of the most popular shows of the year and it just jumped back into a new season yesterday with all new songs and some new cast members. How do I know this? Because I’m a fan, that’s why! I don’t particularly enjoy the show-tunes stuff, but I really like when they sing songs from bands like Aerosmith. I’m a rock guy, so I love it when they put something I would expect to hear on my favorite radio station into the show, something I’ve heard they will be doing much more of in the new season. 😀

You can obviously see that I like Glee quite a bit and it’s great because my fiance loves it too so we can enjoy it together. I can’t sing for shit, but I love music and I’m in awe when I see a talented singer doing his/her thing. I think a lot of people feel the same way as I do. Why can’t we all sing that good? How do their vocal cords work like that?!

So I’m a fanboy I guess, which is why I had to post this video of Glee as it would be played on the NES. Featuring all of your favorite cast members and staying true to the story line, “8-Bit Glee” came out awesome. I’m not sure how I feel about playing an RPG without killing a Mud Frog or something, but who knows, this could work.