A cappella singer performs an ode to video game music

You'll never look at Sonic the Hedgehog the same way again. 


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Published Aug 2, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 8:29 pm CDT

There’s really nothing more mesmerizing than almost three decades of video game music, sung a cappella style.

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The YouTube channel Triforcefilms gathered its best a cappella performers to create a 16-minute-long ode to video game music, entitled “The Evolution of Video Games.” Beginning with the ’80s classic Pac-Man, the melodic “bums” and “bahs” soar through The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, and Halo. It concludes with 2007’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, before featuring the music from Portal over the end credits.

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It looks like the a cappella stylings of Smooth McGroove, best known for his covers of several Legend of Zelda themes, may now have some strong competition.

H/T Polygon | Screencap via Triforcefilms/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 2, 2014, 9:23 am CDT