Chad Neidt is known for making quick work of familiar music. We last featured the YouTube user at the end of 2013 with his one-minute mashup of the year's most overplayed songs (according to him, at least). Neidt returns in 2014 with another medley, using his acoustic guitar to speed through some of the most popular video game themes around.
If you played games as a kid, you can't help but feel nostalgic as Neidt segues from theme to theme, with the game's original artwork on screen. The guitarist plays 16 different songs — starting with classics such as Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. and ending with more current games such as Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption. Personally, hearing Street Fighter II, Sonic 2, and Donkey Kong Country took me back to my childhood.
"I decided to make this a classical guitar rendition because it felt like the right way to do the songs justice," Neidt wrote on the video's description. "I love games."
The 27-year-old is creating more than just one-minute medleys these days. On Jan. 20, Neidt will release his debut full-length album, "Am I Doing This Right?" In November, the Los Angeles native released the music video for his single, "What About Me?"
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