Tetris Theme Gets Critical Hit Cover Video

Tetris Theme Gets Critical Hit Cover Video

The video game music band Critical Hit has recently released a music video for its cover of the Tetris theme song Korobeiniki.

I have to confess to having not played a ton of Tetris in my life. I personally blame it on Ninja Gaiden. I simply spent so much time in the NES days trying to beat that sucker (still haven't done it) that there just wasn't any time left for games of descending blocks. That said, there's always time for good music and Tetris is nothing if not a game with an impossibly catchy soundtrack.

Case in point, the video game cover band Critical Hit recently released a music video for its rendition of Korobeiniki, aka the Tetris theme, and I'll bet you five theoretical dollars that you can't sit through it and not find yourself humming the tune for the rest of the day. Go ahead and give it a try. It won't even take you five minutes.

The cover itself is a nifty mixture of classical and modern instruments that combine the talents of the band's various members including Ms. Taylor Davis who, in the past, has produced several game themed videos that have caught The Escapist's eye. Just personally, the video overall just gives me a hankering to finally take that poor neglected Tetris cartridge of mine for a spin. That's just me though. What's your reaction to it? Does it land like a well placed block or miss its mark?

Source: YouTube

Permalink

Too bad they didn't try to do the vocals.

RealRT:
Too bad they didn't try to do the vocals.

It is quite a lovely song, especially the RAC version.

For some reason I read that as "Critical Miss" and clicked on this topic out of morbid curiosity as to what would constitute a Critical Miss cover video.

Eh, not really a fan of their arrangement, don't think it works.

I'd give it a double line clearance out of a quadruple line clearance with a tall skinny piece.

They tend to mess with the song a little too much in my opinion. Just at the end of a bar would have been fine adding some notes in.

I'm not really a fan. The Powerglove version is much better, the original Tetris version even more so.

Gah, now I'm going to be listening to Powerglove songs all day.

CriticalMiss:
I'm not really a fan. The Powerglove version is much better, the original Tetris version even more so.

Gah, now I'm going to be listening to Powerglove songs all day.

I agree, that is much better. The Critical Hit one was too.... folksy.

CriticalMiss:
I'm not really a fan. The Powerglove version is much better, the original Tetris version even more so.

Gah, now I'm going to be listening to Powerglove songs all day.

There are worse fates. Just put Super Mario Minor on repeat and you're golden.

CriticalMiss:
I'm not really a fan. The Powerglove version is much better, the original Tetris version even more so.

Gah, now I'm going to be listening to Powerglove songs all day.

oh hey Powerglove!

Lazerhawk is also great as far as "80's throwback" music goes

I didn't like the improvisation. This is something I'd enjoy at a stage maybe and enjoy the energy they're putting into it, but watching it on a webpage doesn't sit right with me. This is a miss.

This cover is a bit better imo

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here