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Game music of the day: 'Splosion Man

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Game: 'Splosion Man

Song: Donuts, go nuts!

Composer: Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney

       
Above: Donuts, go nuts! from 'Splosion Man

One of the best indie developers around is Twisted Pixel, makers of some great downloadable 360 games. And while titles like The Maw and ‘Splosion Man are real fun to play, it’s the company’s sense of humor that keeps us coming back. Perhaps the most memorable moment of TP’s platforming tour de force ‘Splosion Man is when you pick up a fat scientist and use him as a laser shield. The moment you pick him up, the frenetic soundtrack drops away and is replaced by a calming, island rhythm as you’re treated to an ode to the quality of donuts. Even if the rest of the game makes you want to move as fast as you can, you’ll stop dead in your tracks and listen to the tune, giggling all the way to this surprising and out of place jam.


Above: Here's how it appears in the game

And that’s not the only musical aside in the game. If you stuck it out and finished the devilish final levels, you were treated to the insanely awesome live action ‘Splosion Man music video. Here it is now, so even those too lazy to beat it can enjoy it at last.

And Twisted Pixel has kept that spirit of cute and surprising songs alive, most recently in Comic Jumper’s hilarious stats song. Anyway, we'll leave you with the real final song to the game, a lovely, bromantic ballad written to ‘Splosion Man. We’re so glad that you’re our friend ‘Splosion Man, now where’s a f*&%ing sequel?

Oct 21, 2010

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16 comments

  • MexicAntista - October 22, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    I love this song. Whenever I got the chance to listen to it in the game I just sat there and enjoyed it. It made me feel all warm and good inside.
  • philipshaw - October 22, 2010 12:03 p.m.

    Haven't played these games but I have heard the songs before and they are awesome. Hope they put their games on PSN
  • mEgAzD - October 22, 2010 5:36 a.m.

    Nice but didn't we have 'Splosion Man before?
  • elpurplemonkey - October 22, 2010 5:26 a.m.

    Great selection Hank, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed that donuts song.
  • batman5273 - October 22, 2010 4:30 a.m.

    Congrats on being a full time editor now, Henry!! Good luck to you! captcha: chimpanzee lickhead WTF?
  • garnsr - October 22, 2010 3:51 a.m.

    I thought we were supposed to be getting some Twisted Pixel on PS3, but it looks like that's not happening. I've been wanting to hear these songs, though.
  • OHMYGODIMONFIRE - October 22, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    Dude, I LOVE donuts!
  • CH3BURASHKA - October 22, 2010 3:41 a.m.

    Love the donuts song. The "overworld" theme reminds me a lot of the TF2 theme from the Meet The videos. What a pure, awesome game.
  • TheIronMaiden - October 22, 2010 3:28 a.m.

    favorite song ever. Loved it in the game.
  • KnightDehumidifier - October 22, 2010 3:26 a.m.

    That live action Splosion Man music video is something that came out of a failed Adult Swim pilot.
  • RonaldRayGun - October 22, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    When I first heard this song, I did exactly as Henry said, put my controller down and just listened. As a side note that song is now on my ipod
  • TheCakeIsaPie - October 22, 2010 1:44 a.m.

    Fourth?
  • Strangleme - October 22, 2010 1:25 a.m.

    Uhhh. I mean third
  • Strangleme - October 22, 2010 1:25 a.m.

    Second.
  • batmanboy11 - October 22, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    Great stuff.
  • Strangleme - October 22, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    Nice choice. Never played this though.

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