This week in Awesome: Nintendo Mixtape

If you are my age, chances are you high you are playing 128-bit games today, stood in awe of 64-bit games, really got started with 32-bit games, but grew up playing mostly 16-bit games, always remembering your very first steps with 8-bit games. And this is where the Nintendo Mixtape grabs your attention, no matter what kind of music you listen to today.

8-bit video games featured simple music because of the technical constraints. But exactly because of this simplicity, everybody remembers those ever-repeating tunes. The rappers from “No Question?” dug out their old NES and sampled those tunes into a 18-track album called “Got Game?” aka Nintendo Mixtape.

For my part, I am not a big fan of Hip Hop, and this album don’t change that. But the mixture of new and old is what makes this compilation awesome. You can listen to all the tracks for free on www.nintendomixtape.com or download ’em to your home computer to make a journey 20 years into the past (or even further!).

Like so many of my posts before, this one too was inspired by my dear friends at joystiq.com (original post here). They suggest to stop what you’re doing and suggest you start with “Double Dragons”.

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