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Music Video Unlocks Hearts With the Konami Code

| 12 Aug 2010 15:00

How do you tell a gamer girl that you love her? "Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, select, start."

The Konami Code, you might be surprised to learn, isn't just for cheating at videogames and triggering news stories about a zombie invasion. It turns out that - when set to music - the code is a great way to tell a girl you love her, as seen with the song "Up, Up, Down, Down" by Kirby Krackle.

The song is from the Seattle-based nerd rock band's self-titled album, released last year. It tells the story of a guy who falls in love with a beautiful nerd girl that walks into his store, manages to score a date with her, and ... well, the ending needs to be seen to be believed. The chorus mentions the Konami Code and Legend of Zelda videogames, but references to THX 1138, various Marvel Comics characters, and even Hall & Oates all make appearances.

While the song is a year old, the video is actually a recent creation, with the animation created by local artist Betsy Lee. It was announced a couple of months ago on the band's official website and has quietly been gaining a following ever since.

"Up, Up, Down, Down" is a great example of Kirby Krackle's style, but the game's nerd ballads span a pretty wide spectrum. Between the two albums that have been released so far (both of which are charming), there are songs about the troubles of being a James Bond-esque henchman, tributes to the women of Marvel Comics, and how the zombie apocalypse will totally mess up your weekend.

Source: Geeks Are Sexy

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