Iron Maiden Released An Amazing ‘Donkey-Kong’ Inspired 8-Bit Video Game

Iron Maiden recently released a new music video that includes their mascot, Eddie, in an 8-bit video game.  Well, now the group has gone even further by making that particular scene from the “Speed Of Light” video a free game on their website.  It is super addictive and a great way to kill some time.

The song which inspired the game is part of the group’s upcoming 16th studio album, The Book Of Souls, out September 4th. The “Speed Of Light” game is basically like any 8-bit game. Starts off pretty easy: pick this up, jump over that, and save the girl.  The only difference with this jump and dodge Donkey-Kong inspired game is that it includes Eddie the Head instead of a giant gorilla. To beat each level you need to jump or dodge whatever object the boss throws in your direction. Seems easy and it is, at first, but it seriously picks up as you progress.

The video’s director and producer told Team Rock “I pitched this idea to Ron Smallwood and the guys in the band. They loved the concept and asked if I could pull it off. I figured it was Iron Maiden, so I had to pull it off – and it had to be the best thing I’ve ever done.”

(via Rolling Stone)