The history of videogames is quite short, compared to other media or art forms, but they’ve already produced some great tunes, as FamilyJules7X shows with his Replay video.
Metal medleys are always fun, and this video is no different. It’s amazing how 38 songs fit into 17 minutes. While the metal theme can feel a bit samey at times, there are still surprising moments with songs from Tetris or Super Mario Bros which show how catchy they are no matter which instrument they’re played with. Listening to a metal James Bond version of GoldenEye is just as much fun as the fast-paced Mortal Kombat theme. In addition, there are also quieter moments with acoustic guitar and even a flute in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
These are of course only a few I selected as my personal favorites, but you might find your own soecial tunes in there as well. It’s very impressive that the whole thing was put together in roughly one week, so even more kudos to FamilyJules7X who specializes in videogame cover songs. The video does not only show how varied videogame music is, but also how graphics and gameplay changed over time, making it a joy for both nostalgic gamers and those interested to have a quick rundown of classic retro and newer game culture.
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