Dark Side of the Moon vs. NES

Remember that old 8-bit Nintendo you (or your kids) had back in the 80’s? Then you know how awesome (read: horrible) the music was on the games like Super Mario Bros. or Duck Hunt. Now imagine [lastfm]Pink Floyd[/lastfm]’s Dark Side of the Moon as played by the 8-bit system.

Video game programmer Brad Smith has taken the Pink Floyd classic and reworked it as a bunch of sound files for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo’s classic 8-bit video console. And he has posted the whole album as a YouTube playlist.

It sounds exactly like you think it would–some of the samples are reduced to static, and bleeps and blips take the place of bass, keyboards, drums, and vocal lines, though the synth-workout “On the Run” sounds surprisingly close to the original, and some of the vocal lines sound neat as pitch-bent tones.

Story credit: Matt Rosoff/Digital Noise/ CNET


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