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Hope everybody had a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that jazz.

No request this time, sorry! But I haven't forgotten about those who've emailed me. I've wanted to cover the intro music to Sparkster for a long time, but I somehow never got around to it. It just feels so triumphant and upbeat that I just HAD to cover it.

I never played Sparkster or the other Rocket Knight games as a kid, but clearly I have been missing out. It's a great couple of games with some damn good music. The first time I heard "Lakeside" was around 2 years ago and yet on the first listen it made me feel nostalgic for the SNES days. I originally wanted to just cover that, but upon listening to the intro stage of the Genesis version, I knew I couldn't pass it up. This marks the first time I've covered a Genesis/Mega Drive song, hurray!

I always imagine brentalfloss creating lyrics for these tunes. I thought up some lines of my own:

"Have you met Sparkster?
He is the Rocket Knight
Straps on his jetpack and flies
And now he's high in the sky
While I'm high as a kite"

Okay, maybe I should just stick to drumming.

Music: "Lakeside" (SNES) & "1-1" (Genesis/Megadrive)

Music composed by Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, M. Matsuhira, Michiru Yamane, and Akira Yamaoka.

Yeah, you read that correctly. Michiru Yamane, who brought us amazing Castlevania music, and Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the Silent Hill games among other great titles, both had a hand in Sparkster's music!

Sparkster was developed and published by Konami in 1994 for the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom.

Likewise, Sparkster (Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2) was developed and published by Konami in 1994 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.

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