Pacific Rim’s Main Theme Arranged For An 8-Bit NES Game!

Pacific Rim - 8 Bit
In my eyes there is a lot of retro love coming from Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 Pacific Rim, most of that being many of the things that I loved in my own youth. The Space Giants (Ambassador Magma), Godzilla, and the Shogun Warriors series from Marvel Comics to name a few. Something really clicked with me while watching the film, I believe that Guillermo is 6 years my senior but I’d be willing to bet he got down in the floor with various Mecha and Kaiju toys as a kid and had all manner of epic battles, luckily for us he decided to share that vision with the world.

Shogun Warriors - Marvel Comics

It would also seem that composer Kuso-Chan and Mame-Chan were quite impressed with Guillermo’s film as they present a wonderful look at what it would have been like if a NES title have been released to coincide with feature film. They do so by taking the main theme from the movie by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) and giving it an 8-Bit twist.

Um…can anyone translate that?

While we are talking about the talented Guillermo Del Toro, why not take a moment and watch this interesting interview on Q with Jian Ghomeshi?

[Via] Q with Jian Ghomeshi

Just throwing this out there…but Cherno Alpha was the best Jaeger. Just in case you were wondering.

Cherno Alpha - Pacific Rim


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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