Video games comedian Brentalfloss has had a long-running "What if video game songs had lyrics?" gag. His first, Mega Man 2, I featured five years ago, and we all had a great laugh. But now, with Metroid—one of gaming's most beloved soundtracks—he and vocalist Alysha Umphress play it straight, and get it right.
Tecmo's football game is a true classic, but it can be difficult to get someone else to play it, especially if they're not sports game fans. Brentalfloss is one such person—at least in his newest themes-with-lyrics video.
Comic artist Brentalfoss has come up with a video game alphabet that I would buy as a poster in a heartbeat. Oh, it's available as a poster? Wonderful.
Four years ago today, we featured a video from Brentalfloss—the New York comedian Brent Black—for the very first time. On that anniversary, we're delighted to bring you what might be his finest work yet, a Muppets musical starring the mages from Final Fantasy.
Retro game lyricist Brentalfloss rings in the holiday season with a musical tribute to the only Super Nintendo game to come bundled with a mouse and a mouse pad. Take that, uDraw!
It would most definitely not sound like this.
Reader Andrew G. has, since he was six, always thought that the theme for Dr. Wily's Castle from Mega Man 2 sounded like Elton John's "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That." Both were released in 1988.
Brentalfloss is back to camp out in our corpus callosum or medulla oblongata or wherever it is songs of this type embed themselves. If Styx were members of my church growing up, this would sound like 4/5ths of the hymnal.
Super Mario Bros. is meant for tap-dancing, and I don't mean on a Goomba's head. Here's Brentalfloss's college buddy, C.K. Edwards - he appears in Billy Elliot on Broadway - whose dancing makes the theme sound all the more vaudeville.