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8-Bit NES Top 50 music tribute out now


Video game music DJ and producer The Greatest Bits released the first album of his personal NES music top 50 this week. The album contains an original blend of 8-bit chiptune sounds and real drums, bass and other acoustic instruments.

The album contains new takes on the music from Nintendo classics like Duck Tales, Double Dragon, Journey to Silius, Super Mario Bros 3, Snake’s Revenge, Silver Surfer, Metroid, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Blaster Master, Contra, Kick Master and Mega Man 3. The new versions by The Greatest Bits feel like 1991 but they sound like 2014.

The Greatest Bits (1978) is a Dutch DJ/Producer and musican who played in various bands for half of his life. The other half was mostly spent playing video games. The Greatest Bits already released critically acclaimed music tributes to Mega Man 2, Donkey Kong Country, Tetris, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon Red and Blue and Street Fighter 2. The Greatest Bits loves the chipsounds of the old game consoles and remixes them with modern beats and instruments. The result is a chiptune crossover style that combines the best of both worlds. Retrogame classics for the sound systems and portable music players of today.

The 8-Bit NES Top 50 Volume 1 has been digitally released on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and most other digital music stores. The album is also online on streaming services like Spotify.

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3 thoughts on “8-Bit NES Top 50 music tribute out now

  1. TEOL says:

    Not too into my VGM ripoffs if I have to pay for the, I prefer my real tunes more in the buying way but I download the chiptune versions and convert them myself in BZR, Winamp, M1 & Deliplayer so I don’t buy those but I would though as they are worth buying as they are the originals.

    I do like to listen to ripoffs though for free but would never pay for them so Spotify is my weapon of choice.

    Spotify has some of the worst ripoffs ever by the way mate.

    John Cena’s wrestling theme is the worst ripoff I heard on spotify ever followed by quite a lot of cartoon ripoffs, the video game ones really are not that bad but still wouldn’t buy a ripoff for money even a good one only originals but I don’t do that with stuff that work in my players only those that don’t.

  2. TEOL says:

    Contriversial views I know. I just wouldn’t pay for a remix or ripoff only the original but I have so many chiptune files that can work I don’t even do that.

    I either have a sound recorder running on 32-Bit Wave ready for downsizing into 32-Bit 320 mp3 or with a player that captures the tune for me I use that and don’t bother with costly releases which don’t sound right compared to the originals.

    I just have that point of view with soundtracks in general I even find CDs from the actual brands with the real game soundtrack on them a bit iffy as they either have equalizations that make them sound fake and they also use slowdowns to make the tuning sound better but that takes the accuracy of the sound down making it sound nothing like the source.

    That method of sound remastering is also used in a load of them film soundtracks which is how the CD versions don’t sync up to the original videos in the film correctly and it just doesn’t sound right to anyone compared to the film version.

    So yeah, I do think plenty of contriversy about soundtracks in general but it’s all in opinion.

    I do contridipt myself in a way as well as I do actually collect WWE wrestling soundtracks and pay for them but that doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion about them and the same opinion goes to them too although I do buy them as there are a load of fake versions.

  3. TEOL says:

    I’m really liking this some great remixes on here.

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