Posted Aug 28th, 2015 (2:19 pm) by Heather Starks
Iron Maiden Game
Iron Maiden Game
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Tired of playing with Donkey Kong and Mario? Never fear, Eddie's here.

If you watched the video for Iron Maiden's Speed Of Light, you probably noticed the part where the band's beloved mascot Eddie is running around in an 8-bit video game.

As it turns out, that wasn't just for the music video. Yes, you can actually play the game on Iron Maiden's website, which has been turned into a retro arcade game. You play as Eddie, of course, and your mission is to save the pretty lady at the top of a building from the bad guy. Climbing ladders, dodging random items being thrown at you, and picking up plants and life preservers to throw back are just all par for the course. "Speed Of Light" blares the entire time, albeit in retro video game sound. With every level you pass, the building grows higher and the bad guy gets smarter. It's actually pretty fun, and I just wasted a good 20 minutes playing the game while I was supposed to be writing this.

Iron Maiden's new album will be available on September 4, and you can pre-order a copy on their website. That is, if you remember to after getting sucked into the game. Go save the damsel in distress!

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