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I love gaming. I'm a fan of almost every console and I like many genres, with my primary ones being Action/Adventure, FPS, RPG's, RTS, & Fighting Games. Some of my favorite games/series include Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy, Fallout, Earthbound/Mother, Deus Ex, Chrono Trigger, Metal Gear Solid, Half-Life, Mario, Zelda, Castlevania, Contra, Mega Man, Metroid, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Silent Hill, Star Fox, Starcraft, Unreal, The Witcher, etc. etc.
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Via Pixelitis:
http://www.pixelitis.net/video/vgdrum-sparkster-lakeside-1-1/

Via Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldGX8fjbLN8

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.

Remember to rate the video and subscribe. Please check out http://www.pixelitis.net . It's a new videogame news blog that my friends and I are currently working on. And follow me on Twitter @PatrickKul and on Facebook @VGdrum.

For all my other videos, click the following link:

http://www.pixelitis.net/video_category/vgdrum

And visit my Youtube Channel Page!
http://www.youtube.com/vgdrum








Via Pixelitis:
http://www.pixelitis.net/video/vgdrum-request-viii-zombies-ate-my-neighbors-zombie-panic/

Via Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UewPzg1MLHM

Happy Halloween! It's a day late (I'm lazy), but here's the next request. Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a pretty fun game with the quirkiest soundtrack you'll ever hear on the SNES. I love how eclectic it is.

Am I the only one who hears a tinge of Danny Elfman's "Batman" theme in the title screen music?

I apologize for the weird transition in the beginning. I messed up the drum intro so I went back to re-record that part. Unfortunately my china cymbal drowns out the sound of my snare at certain parts. Makes me wish I had drum mics so I wouldn't have to rely on the camera's audio anymore. It's also impossible to take out the drum track to this one, as the SNES game's drum tracks were programmed into each channel of the SNES sound chip (how weird!).

The next video or two may just be my own pick this time, but that doesn't mean I haven't forgotten about any requests. Keep 'em coming!

The music was requested by Gwen S. & Matt R.

Remember to rate the video and subscribe. Please check out http://www.pixelitis.net . It's a new videogame news blog that my friends and I are currently working on. And follow me on Twitter @PatrickKul and on Facebook @VGdrum.

"Zombie Panic" was composed by George Alistair Sanger.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Zombies in Europe and Australia) was developed by LucasArts and published by Konami (SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis) and LucasArts (Virtual Console) in 1993/1994.

For all my other videos, click the following link:

http://www.pixelitis.net/video_category/vgdrum

And visit my Youtube Channel Page!
http://www.youtube.com/vgdrum








http://www.pixelitis.net/video/vgdrum-request-vii-pokemon-goldsilver-battle-trainer-johto/

When's that video embed option coming back? :P

Pokémon! A series I adored as a 4th grader, but then I sort of shunned away from it for a long time before fully appreciating it again in college. While Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow remain my favorites, playing through some of Heart Gold made me realize that I missed out on the great sequel to those games! Pokémon Gold/Silver’s battle music is just plain epic.

This was a tough song to drum to, but it was also highly enjoyable. I’m all over the place on this one, and it’s more interpretive given that there’s no real drum beat in the original GBC composition. Despite a few minor timing issues I’m really proud of this one. Now who wants to redo this one with me in a heavy metal/prog setting?

The music was requested by Erin M. B.

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“Trainer! Battle (Johto)” was composed by Junichi Masuda.

Pokémon Gold/Silver (Pocket Monsters: Gold & Silver in Japan) was developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo & The Pokémon Company on Game Boy Color.

For all my other videos, click the following link:

http://www.pixelitis.net/video_category/vgdrum

And visit my Youtube Channel Page!
http://www.youtube.com/vgdrum








http://www.pixelitis.net/video/vgdrum-request-vi-battletoads-double-dragon-level-1-abobo/

Still having trouble finding the video-embed option again. Oh well.

Here's a game I should have given a second chance a long time ago! I never realized just how fun Battletoads & Double Dragon is. And the music is killer! David Wise is videogame music genius. Love the beat to this one. It's simple, but loads of fun.

I wonder why Billy and Jimmy's faces and hairstyles are swapped. Odd.

This is a request made by bowbay, who does several bass guitar covers of videogame tunes. Check him out at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/bowbay

Next request is a biggie, and that's all I'm sharing with you.

I got a pair of new hi-hats, 'cause my old ones broke. Say hello to my 14" Sabian Xs hi-hats!

Remember to rate the video and subscribe. Please check out www.pixelitis.net. It's a new videogame news blog that my friends and I are currently working on. And follow me on Twitter @PatrickKul.

"Level 1: Abobo" was composed by David Wise.

Battletoads & Double Dragon was developed by Rare, Ltd. and published by Tradewest on the Super Nintendo.

For all my other videos, click the following link:

http://www.pixelitis.net/video_category/vgdrum

And visit my Youtube Channel Page!
http://www.youtube.com/vgdrum








Pixelitis.net presents: VGdrum Request V: Super Valis IV "Castle Vanity"

(Where'd the video embed option go?! :/ )

I take forever, don't I? Here I am with a request I received over a YEAR ago from Shuy Dagnino. I had never heard of Super Valis IV before, but now that I have I need to play more of it. It's got a great soundtrack.

I really want to replace my drum heads and get some good mics for future recordings. I can't say when that will happen but just know that it's in my plans!

I've got two more "learned" songs to record for you all, so hopefully the wait won't be as gargantuan as before.

Finally, please check out www.pixelitis.net. It's a new videogame news blog that my friends and I are currently working on.

"Castle Vanity" was composed by Junta.

Super Valis IV (known as SUPER Varisu Akaki Tsuki no Otome in Japan) was developed by Telenet Japan and published by Atlus on the Super Nintendo/Famicom.

For all my other videos, click the following link:

http://www.pixelitis.net/video_category/vgdrum/

And visit my Youtube Channel Page!
http://www.youtube.com/vgdrum








Pixelitis.net presents: VGdrum Request IV - Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Original Sin

It's been a while, but I'm back with another request! Yes, it's Castlevania again! This is a sick track from a Gameboy entry of the series, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge. Credit goes to Tony Ponce from Destructoid for requesting the track. It took a lot of practice! I had 2 mics on my drums to record the drumming, but unfortunately the bass left a lot to be desired, so I stuck to the camera mic. I wouldn't mind releasing an MP3 with the recording if anybody wants it.

Also if you haven't noticed, I have several new additions to my cymbal family, including 2 new Sabian crashes (one replacing my broken Zildjian) and a new Sabian splash. I love these new cymbals!

I'm still taking requests like usual, but it's been slow-going, please understand. I have two more tracks that have their beats mostly figured out.

Oh and if you enjoyed the video, PLEASE "like" it and "favorite" it. I'd really appreciate that.

"Original Sin" was composed by Hidehiro Funauchi.

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (known as Dracula Densetsu II in Japan) was developed and published on the Game Boy by Konami.

And, if you missed them the first time around, here are all of my other videos (which can also be viewed at Pixelitis:

VGdrum - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Battle 1 Drums

VGdrum - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Battle 2 Drums

VGdrum - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Battle 3: Dark King Drums

VGdrum - Breath of Fire Beginning of Battle

VGdrum - Breath of Fire Battling Drums

VGdrum - Breath of Fire II Cross Counter Drums

VGdrum - Final Fantasy 5 V Battle at the Big Bridge

VGdrum - Street Fighter II Guile's Theme A Violent Emotion

VGdrum - Drakkhen Character Creation

VGdrum - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV Turtles in Time Drum Medley

VGdrum - Earthbound (Mother 2) Pokey/Porky Means Business! REVISITED

VGDrum - Breath of Fire II Battle Medley

VGdrum - River City Ransom

VGdrum - Mega Man X Medley Part 1/2

VGdrum - Mega Man X Medley Part 2/2

VGdrum Request I - Shadow of the Colossus A Despair-filled Farewell ~Battle With the Colossus~

VGdrum - Final Fantasy I, II, & III Battle Medley

VGdrum - Gradius III - Invitation to Space/Departure For Space/Sand Storm

VGdrum - Final Fantasy IV Battle Medley

VGdrum - Now Taking Requests!

VGdrum Request II - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - Lava Dome

VGdrum Request III - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

VGdrum Request IV - Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Original Sin