People on YouTube cover video game music all the time, but it isn’t every day you see a musician cover an actual match in one of those games. Well, Jazz drummer Andrew Barhite did just that and played an entire Super Smash Bros. Melee match on his kit.
Posted by YouTuber Caleb Goss, Barhite uses the ride symbol to carry you through the match, while utilizing his crash symbol, snare drum, and tom-toms to signify the landed hits. The muted ride symbol when Star Fox shoots his laser gun is particularly creative. You can see it for yourself in the video below.
The drum arrangement was “composed” by Adam Lindgren and is based on a January 2015 VGBootCamp match between himself (Armada) and Leffen. The match ends with Lindgren winning by knocking Fox off the stage, while Barhite ends the song with one final jazz lick.
Although it’s uncommon, Barhite isn’t the only person playing music to video games. Last year, there was a video of a man playing Mario Kart as a rock band accompanied the gameplay.