Technologizer’s Second Annual Game Awards

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The Michael Jackson Award for Best Video Game Music: Bit.Trip Beat

Bit.Trip Beat is what Pong would have been if all the low-bit sound effects became the score, and the ball was replaced by psychedelic patterns that hit your paddle in time with the music. What makes this game such a triumph — even over its sequels — is how the precise, rhythmic twisting of your Wii remote to move the paddle becomes an extension of the beats and visuals, as if it’s a musical instrument itself. (This year, it was finally confirmed that Michael Jackson played a part in composing Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s soundtrack, so this memorial isn’t too far off.)

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Isabella Edwards Says:

    my favorite character on the Plants Vs. Zombies game is none other than the Michael Jackson zombie.:;*

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