So, I bought the Humble Indie Bundle this year -- something I suggest everyone who likes video games do -- and I got into a game I never thought I would. Bit.Trip Runner is a game reminiscent of
A while ago, I covered D-Pad Hero, a retro-styled chiptune rhythm game. Now, from creator Eric David Ruth (who is also responsible for a Left 4 Dead demake, and the official Angry Video Game Nerd game,) comes a chiptune take on the DJ Hero concept. It comes with nine mixes, each containing two tracks from the 70s and 80s. For instance, here's Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," mixed with Joan Jett and the Blackheart's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll":
As you can see, the graphics are a bit better than D-Pad hero, resembling very early SNES/16-bit generation games than the NES. The music and the mixing sound great. It's games like this that really makes me wish I had even the remotest sense of rhythm. However, I'm quite content watching someone else take them on. Here's the second official gameplay video, featuring Ray Parker Jr.'s Theme from Ghostbusters and Huey Lewis' "I Want A New Drug."
Pixel Force: DJ Hero can be downloaded here, along with all of his other games.