You know you’ve made it big time when a video game has been made in your honor. Here are our top 5 rock bands that have taken over the virtual world:
1. Alice in Chains - Pinball
Alice in Chains inspired this list after launching their new game, ‘Pinball Rocks,’ earlier this month. Proving that you don’t need to go to the arcade anymore for a good game of pinball, this app allows fans to ricochet through bumps and alleys as they attempt guide the pinball across the AIC logo. At the end of summer in August, the band will also be the headlining the annual 2013 UPROAR Tour.
2. KISS - Pinball
Moving from virtual pinball to actual pinball, in 1978 the first KISS pinball machine was introduced by Bally. By 1979, thousands were produced and today this old-school pinball machine considered a prized possession. In 2009, an eBay user was selling a fully restored, autographed 1979 pinball machine for $25,000! For a small fortune, you can own a piece of rock n’ roll gaming history.
3. Aerosmith - Revolution X
Revolution X, the coin-operated arcade game from 1994, centers on Aerosmith after the band has been kidnapped by New Order Nation (NON), an organization whose goal is to control young people across the globe by cutting off all forms of entertainment. The game, which is sort of a rock-inspired riff on Footloose, also features four Aerosmith songs, including "Eat the Rich," "Sweet Emotion," "Toys in the Attic" and "Walk This Way."
4. AC/DC – AC/DC Live: Rock BandIn 2008, AC/DC was one of the first bands to get their very own version of Rock Band, a game that allows players to simulate playing real musical instruments, including guitar, bass, drums and even vocals. Featuring 18 of their most popular tracks, including, “Thunderstruck,” “Back in Black” and “Hells Bells,” the game gave fans a different way to experience the band’s “Live at Donington” recordings, which were also released on DVD the year before ‘AC/DC Live’ hit stores.
5. Metallica – Guitar Hero: Metallica
Another recent entry into the hallowed halls of rock-centric video game stardom is an iconic band that had already been rocking for decades. Guitar Hero: Metallica features nearly 30 recordings of the band’s biggest hits. The guys even did the motion capture work so fans would really get into the game, leading to some of the strongest reviews of any of the Guitar Hero games.
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