I, GameJew: The Mushroom Singdom 03/17/08

Super R-Type is a lot more difficult than I remember it. You get all the way to the end of the level, you die, and it starts you back at the beginning. While writing the song, I had Jonathan Coulton’s Portal song stuck in my head. Not that my song even remotely stands up to that one. Holy cow, that’s an awesome song. But you can still hear the influence, I think.
Spelunker is terrible. It’s made by Broderbund, the same folks who made one of my all time nostalgic favorites of yore, LodeRunner. While I can see some slight similarities, this game is just completely flawed. You die way too easily. You fall from a slight distance, you die. A bat shits on your head, you die. No matter what you do, you’re gona die and you’re gonna curse this game. Simple folk melody for this song. Nothing fancy.