Behold! Classic Gaming Deaths Set to 8-Bit “Mad World”

I don’t know about you people, but I grew up on classic arcade games. I spent more hours than I care to admit in front of the warming glow of an old-style CRT monitor, aiming a light gun that used to be red but had turned bright pink over the years at the endless hordes of aliens charging at me.

I died. A lot. After all, in the arcade the entire goal was to make you die as quickly and frequenly as possible to keep you putting quarters into the machines. Well, some 20+ years after arcades stopped being viable, BoingBoing has gone and made a musical montage of all the classic deaths in gaming from the 1980s.

I love the chiptune version of “Mad World,” by the way.

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