If you give us a character creator, we%26rsquo;re going to make videogame characters with it. And if you give us a level editor, we%26rsquo;re going to make classic videogame levels with it. So, if you give us a music creator as excellent as Rockstar%26rsquo;s Beaterator, of course we%26rsquo;re going to recreate videogame tunes with it. We%26rsquo;re dependable like that.
Above: The tools of the trade
But rather than drop a whole album of tunes on you at once and shout %26ldquo;Look at this stuff we did,%26rdquo; we decided it would be more fun to turn it around into a little game. Below are eight mystery songs. Can you name the classic game tunes we plundered in order to make each remix? The only hints you%26rsquo;ll get are in each song%26rsquo;s title. If you can name them all, consider yourself a true game-music master.
(By the way, everything you hear below was created solely with the instruments, effects and loops of Beaterator, with the exception of a few choice audio clips in Song 8, which should be pretty obvious. Other than a quick file reformat to save space, everything we%26rsquo;ve done here is doable with a PSP, a copy of Beaterator, and a few weeks%26rsquo; worth of free time. Check out our review for the final word on the game and its many features.)
Song 1: Chronic
Song 2: How%26rsquo;s Your Nuts, Bark Breath?
Song 3: Roll On
Song 4: Possibly Lesbians?
Song 5: Advance
Song 6: Don%26rsquo;t Drink the Purple Potion
Song7: Kung Fu
Song 8: Kurb Stomp
Answers on the next page!