So on my usual wanderings on Kotaku, I came across a post that linked me to this video, "Pokemon, what happened to you?". It's a video of man called Alex Day singing about old Pokemon games and old memories of them. This simply made my evening. After listening/watching this I had to see if Alex had anything else like this. Surely enough, he did, a recent release of an EP called "117% Complete" with a total of 3 tracks. Hopefully, this a start of possibly more nerd-esqe music from Mr. Day.
Each track covers over a video game classic, Mario, Pokemon, and Sonic. It's electronic, chiptune, upbeat music fits right in with the feel of these tracks. Nostalgia fills the room when "Sonic Doesn't Need A Story" plays going over all the various Sonic games and just why the speedy blue hedgehog is awesome! You'll also get a kick out of "I Hate Mario Kart Wii". Going through different events that can happen in a race with Donkey Kong, Mario, Peach, etc. Getting hit with a blue shell or sliding over a banana setting you back a few places, all the reasons you can think of just why you get utterly frustrated every time you play Mario Kart Wii (or the other Mario Kart games). The song that led me to this finding, "Pokemon, What Happened To You", will bring a smile on your face (possibly a tear) and have you wondering as well what happened to all those classic Gameboy games that had you stay up in the late hours of the night obtaining all the badges.
"117% Complete" is quirky, fun, and will have you singing along sitting/standing/hovering/etc wishing for a 4th track. I hope that Alex will do more of this and if so, you can bet I'll get my hands on it asap. It's only $2.97 on iTunes or you could get the CD bundle which comes with buttons and a t-shirt! Get this EP, we need to encourage Alex that his lovely listeners needs more!!!! (please)