Thursday, May 31, 2007
You know what kicked ass? The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game for the NES. As good as the subsequent arcade ports were, none of them came close to the sheer frustration of the underwater level where even if you had 5 extra men if the dam blew up before you diffused all the bombs the entire game was over, since the city had just blown up.
Also the opening sequence was pure NES gold.
But that opening theme music is a little bit familiar...
Specifically the main riff, the 'guitar solo' part, and the bridge back into the main riff.
Incidentally, almost all NES background music actually turns out to have a rather heavy metal bent to it. Here's the Minibosses' version of the Ninja Gaiden theme for a great example: Link. (audio/mp3)
Here's them doing the Contra theme live: