‘Monsters of Rock’ 8-Bit Trailer Featuring Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Twisted Sister + Quiet Riot
The masters of hair metal return in this awesome tribute to both 8-bit gaming and '80s hard rock.
Our good friends at Loudwire have partnered up with Filthy Frackers to provide this musical trailer showcasing the best in '80s metal with an NES-esque makeover. The video starts off with a retro gaming rendition of Guns N’ Roses‘ "Welcome to the Jungle" playing with Axl Rose's visage in front of the unforgettable levels of Contra, Donkey Kong Jr. and Jungle Hunt. The crowds from Punch Out!!, Ganon from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (not 8-bit, but it's all good), the Koopa Kids and a variety of other NES faces come out to hear Def Leppard's 8-bit rendition of "Pour Some Sugar on Me." Make sure you keep an eye out for the Big Fish from Mega Man 2's Bubble Man stage.
Remember Motley Crue's music video for "Girls, Girls, Girls," where they were riding on motorcycles and visited a strip club? Well, it's back with an old school Nintendo theme. Instead of tearing up the roads on the backs of Harleys, the band is seen driving Mario Karts. Inside the quality establishment, we have an 8-bit Alien stripper wearing the same outfit that the girl did in the music video. Headbanging in the same bar is the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe. Fortunately, the Nerd was at the strip club and not there to see one of his most despised games, LJN's Friday the 13th, appear in the following video sequence as a purple-themed Jason Voorhees escapes a psychiatric ward. During this escape, Quiet Riot‘s “Bang Your Head” looms in the background and Dr. Mario watches from afar. The video wrap things up with Twisted Sister‘s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” with Sweet Tooth and Dollface from the Twisted Metal series (also not 8-bit characters originally, but they were given retro redesigns) in attendance to help spread the sense of rebellion.
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