Wednesday, June 3, 2015

MIDI Week Singles: "Haters Gonna Hate" - Tiny Barbarian DX: The Serpent Lord



"Haters Gonna Hate" from Tiny Barbarian DX: The Serpent Lord on the PC (2013)
Released on BandCamp
Composer: Jeff Ball
Developers: StarQuail Games

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And yet another game that I have yet to play purchased from Humble Flash Bundle: Modern Retro.  I was actually on the fence about buying this particular bundle until I watched the video and heard the music from Super Amazing Wagon Adventure and Tiny Barbarian DX: The Serpent Lord.  While the concept of SAWA was influential in and of itself, it was the clip of music from TBDX:TSL that really made me cough up whatever amount I decided to fork over that was over the average amount to get everything from this bundle.

"Haters Gonna Hate" makes me think of Souleye's music from VVVVVV, but with a blood dripping claymore in one hand, the skull of a fallen foe in the other while charging down a hill of bones towards a scantily clad virgin on a stonehenge-esque altar who is about to be sacrificed to the evil Serpent Lord.  There's a little more light hearted aggression here, which is perfect for the type of game that TBDX:TSL looks to be.  I am only a little afraid of finding out that I am in fact terrible at the game and the only enjoyment I am able to extract is this great song from a equally great soundtrack.  And really, that wouldn't be too terrible of a thing.



~JWfW/JDub/Jaconian
A Magic Missile Shoots and Fireball Explodes

2 comments:

  1. mmmMMM! that was some good retro rockin action fantasy! Listening to that, I'm traversing mountains and castles, mashing the attack button as I cut my way through endless hordes of baddies. Either with a D-Pad or Arcade stick, I have allies with me mashing, shouting and twitching excitedly.

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  2. mmmMMM! that was some good retro rockin action fantasy! Listening to that, I'm traversing mountains and castles, mashing the attack button as I cut my way through endless hordes of baddies. Either with a D-Pad or Arcade stick, I have allies with me mashing, shouting and twitching excitedly.

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