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The Advantage: Resurrecting the Riffs, A Nintendo Rock Band

Marc Weingarten, The New York Times, 29 April 2004

AS A YOUNG fan of Nintendo video games and an aspiring musician in Nevada City, Calif., Spencer Seim spent a lot of time in his bedroom pondering the pretzel logic of the soundtracks of his favourite games — old-school classics like Super Mario Brothers, Double Dragon and Castlevania, whose pre-texture-mapped characters were as endearingly primitive as the genre-bending songs that accompanied them on their adventures.

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