You have to here some of this stuff, The live Ninja Gaiden is particularly awesom. I am just so impressed with how the music stands on its own. Even if you do not remember the games they still sound great.
Awesome, but I wouldn’t get a CD, as it would get old real quick. Still, good for a short trip down memory lane.
They were at Penny-Arcade’s exposition this past weekend, titled PAX. I didn’t get to see them myself, as the theater filled up quickly, but I heard nothing but glowing reviews.
hehehe Thanks for the link, Muad’Dib. I was going to agree with ya at first, Wolfian, but after hearing the sample of the Castlevania (1) song, I can’t make any promises.
Just in case anyone wanted to compare the NES originals with the Miniboss covers:
http://organa.ca/standalone/bossmachine/soundmachine.html (Flash player required)
I programmed this as a college assignment more than a year ago.
Exceedingly quick, for me. I closed out of the Ninja Gaiden track halfway through. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it sounded “flat” and repetitive. It would have benefitted from a strong harmony… The bass came in about halfway through, but it didn’t seem to be enough.
But of course, what can one expect from music for an 8-bit console?
I LOVE the Minibosses. Their version of Contra is my favorite. Since the NES had no bass, they have to essentially create a lot of the rythym sections for the songs, and on that one they did a superb job. Just check out pung’s link for the comparison.
THAT is just so sweet! I’m gonna catch their show in L.A. next month.
I wonder if they ever did a cover of Metroid…
A little more limited, but this band does Final Fantasy music.
Yup, check out Pungs flash.