March 20, 2014
Gaming in Stereo: An Awesome Tribute to Bubble Bobble
I had a different set of songs picked out for this article this week, then I came across this song and things changed. Hands down, one of the best remixes, and one of the best songs I have heard in quite a while. “Bubble Dragon: A Bubble Bobble Tribute” by 7Bit Hero is a remix of the “Bonus theme” and “Main Theme” from Bubble Bobble, a game that was released in arcades (one of the many cabinets I have had the pleasure of playing) in 1986. 7Bit Hero, out of Brisbane, Australia, combines music with gaming to create something completely different. The original tunes married well with lyrics, one of the few times this actually works. The result is something that feels like a pop tune from the 80’s that feels fresh. The song is free for download either at OverClocked Remix or 7Bit Hero’s site. The music video is below and is incredibly well done as it is sad. I love the song so much I have added it to my weddings playlist. Enjoy this wonderful tune, and if you are interested in more from 7bit Hero, they have a free interactive app on Google Play and the Apple App Store as well as their albums “We Eat Loot” and “Hey You! a Flappy Bird Lament” are available for purchase.