Apr 12 2010

10 Classic NES Themes Played on the Guitar

Published by at 2:50 pm under Video Games,Videos

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Despite being simply the background music to video games, the themes to Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda are about as recognizable as any song to appear on the Billboard Top 100.  Anyone born in the 1980s or later will instantly recognize those themes, along with countless others from the days of 8-bit gaming.  I still can’t decide whether it’s because the themes are really catchy or because of the endless repetition, but Nintendo themes seem to have an uncanny ability to lodge themselves into your head for days.  I still find myself humming the music from the one-on-one “versus” part of Trojan.

Anyway, some people have actually taken the time to learn and play Nintendo themes on the guitar,and some of them are pretty damn good.  I put 10 of my favorites below.

Contra

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5JlGQ5orL8

Double Dragon

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1M7U4x5LiY

Super Mario Bros. (underwater)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euq3Emxxkj8

Metroid (Kraid’s Lair)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5njsXX5Kb6w

Castlevania

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAyPuazKZDU

TMNT

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJ4szjxFts

Final Fantasy (battle theme)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8kCP3gLBMU

Gauntlet

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4k0j2c9jm0

Pro Wrestling

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ6QFKi3PiE

River City Ransom

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpJY4ggM–A





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