Linkin Park's iPhone game brings camp, chiptunes: "
Bands getting into the world of gaming is nothing new in the time of rhythm games, but the trailer for the upcoming iPhone game centering around Linkin Park is delightfully screwball, and it seems to realize just how silly the whole thing looks. Even the name, LINKIN PARK 8-BIT REBELLION! is campy. You'll work with the band to keep the world safe for 8-bit games, fighting off the powers of Pixxelkorp and their evil high-definition ways.
The game features a good amount of songs by Linkin Park, and by beating the game you'll unlock a new track to listen to. Whether or not that's exciting depends on whether you're a fan of the band—I've seen them live twice and bought the T-shirt—but the overall look and feel of the game is nicely screwball. Take a look at the trailer.
It's hard not to smile at the fact that the hooks, and sometimes entire songs, have been translated to eight-bit versions to make things sound like a classic game. With songs, artwork, social networking, and what looks to be at least a somewhat fun side-scrolling action game, this could be a fun little experience for fans of the band; let's hope we see more people take their image a little less seriously.
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