Runnin' from the Hagar
January 27, 2009 9:47 PM   Subscribe

David Lee Roth Assteroids. (Flash, URL may be NSFW) [via]
posted by eyeballkid (25 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I can't believe I got wiped by Hagar. That damn interloper.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:59 PM on January 27, 2009

This... this brings a tear to my eye. It's the best flash game ever created.
posted by fusinski at 10:13 PM on January 27, 2009 [2 favorites]

posted by tcv at 10:16 PM on January 27, 2009

Best Flash Game Ever.

Now if the "Runnin' With the Devil" Soundsmithing of the vocal track were to be the background music to it...
posted by Chan at 10:31 PM on January 27, 2009

Now I'm runnin'... now I'm runnin'
posted by not_on_display at 10:33 PM on January 27, 2009

The recent surge in David Lee Roth's Internet popularity/pervasiveness frightens and alarms me. But it's fun to shoot Sammy Hagar.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:31 PM on January 27, 2009

I... I want to go find that Journey game to compare.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:50 AM on January 28, 2009

Oh sweet Jesus. It's perfect.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 12:53 AM on January 28, 2009

I swear to God I played a Grateful Dead coin-op arcade game in a video arcade in the 1980s -- you had to reunite the band members with their instruments through a variety of levels that riffed on different popular arcade games at the time. I had no idea who the Grateful Dead were at the time, I just thought that skull lightning bolt thingy was cool.

The Internet fails me in trying to find this game, though. I can find some guy that built a coin-op arcade shell with a Grateful Dead theme, and some sort of trivia board game, but no reference to a real stand-alone play-it-with-tokens game from 20-odd years ago. I can't think of any other rock band themed video games from the era, either.
posted by Shepherd at 5:53 AM on January 28, 2009

Aha! It was the Journey game, and the giant robot head was what I thought was cool. Never mind. Carry on.
posted by Shepherd at 5:56 AM on January 28, 2009

Sorta related, and also fun for a minute.
posted by orme at 5:59 AM on January 28, 2009

What's the source of that Roth "Runnin' With The Devil" acapella? A podcast I listen to was just using some of the same soundbites from it to carry on a fake conversation with Diamond Dave.
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:02 AM on January 28, 2009

Never mind, I just found it: AAAAAA-YAAAAAAAH!

It's the actual isolated vocal track from Runnin' With The Devil. I'm not enough of a VH fan (or really a fan at all) to determine if it's from the final version or some other take, but it is awesome. Listen to it all the way through, I dare you not to crack up.
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:06 AM on January 28, 2009

posted by JBennett at 7:21 AM on January 28, 2009

Van Halen? More like Van Failin' to load for me. =\
posted by Eideteker at 7:42 AM on January 28, 2009

This was the reason Flash was invented.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:34 AM on January 28, 2009

I roffled
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:49 AM on January 28, 2009

DecemberBoy: If you're new to that acapella, you should check out Runnin' with the Songsmith.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:57 AM on January 28, 2009

I did better at this than I do at regular Asteroids. Make of this what you like.

Nitpick: Hagar should sing VH songs at both sizes - or, if you consider it more thematically appropriate, solo songs at both sizes. I'm partial to "Three Lock Box".
posted by Joe Beese at 9:14 AM on January 28, 2009

Oh, & acapella previously.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:23 AM on January 28, 2009

What's the sample when the game first loads up?

"Is that asteroids?" "Naw it's what my dad does". (Unintelligible)
posted by irix at 9:40 AM on January 28, 2009

There's another film reference in there: "Everybody Wants Some."
posted by eyeballkid at 10:02 AM on January 28, 2009

Fun as hell! Can someone make a Loverboy game?
posted by Flex1970 at 12:16 PM on January 28, 2009

posted by GratefulDean at 1:37 PM on January 28, 2009

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