Video Game Music Cover Band The Mad Gear Sink Their Teeth Into Simon’s Theme This Halloween

Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!



The first thing that comes to me while reminiscing about a video game that I’ve played throughout my childhood is the music that the game provided. Of course actually playing the game takes up a large chunk of that nostalgia pie, but the music has always taken precedence. Often I’ll remember a game by its music alone, which really says something about how important a game’s soundtrack really is.

This past summer our favorite videogame music cover band, The Mad Gear, filled our earholes with a wave of nostalgia when they released their video for The World Warrior: Ken and Guile’s Theme. The hilariously entertaining video featured a Street Fighter II Tournament that had taken place in a venue most of us gamers hold dear, a retro video game store. As the tournament progressed and the stakes got higher, The Mad Gear lent their talents in the back corner of the store. Let’s just say that the final fight was just as epic as the music The Mad Gear provided!  

Well, here we are just a few weeks away from my personal favorite holiday, Halloween, and what better time to unleash a cover of a Super Castlevania tune? In this new video we join the band as they make their way through Drac’s castle in a way that only they can, while playing music!   I was able to get an early glimpse of the video a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to share this with the retro community.  Well, it’s finally complete and ready for consumption!  Grab that large bowl of stale candy corn and enjoy:



If you enjoyed what you heard make sure to check out The Mad Gear’s Facebook Page and Twitter for news and updates on the band.

Also, be sure to download The Mad Gear’s EP “The World Warrior“.

Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather's Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirit for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his daughter about the games of yesteryear. Check out his other work in Pat Contri’s Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library. Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.

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