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Arcade Academy


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Joysticks 03:56
JOYSTICKS every saturday at the arcade put your quarters down for another round and then we’ll see if you’re any good unbreakable combo enter your initial six button rambo let’s make it official neon lights at the arcade quarters on the bezel warmth in the afterglow i’ve got next to the watershed i’m in your head second round yeah, you’re going down it’s hard to have fun when you know you’re going to lose i am invincible i am unstoppable i’ll let you quit right now it’s ‘game over’ i’m on fire
Dark Mall 03:18
DARK MALL i’m the last one all alone in the arcade monitors shut down no games being played and there’s not a single patron in the mall now it’s time to find my way back home the mall of darkness nightmare just got started the mall of darkness haunts me tonight back to the arcade and now it’s glowing green the fog rolls in surrounds every machine and i see a flashing marquee it draws me in captured by the retro-beam straight from hell
MOONLIGHT MEGABYTE wake up to a pink sunrise i am not the same i look around and start to realize i am in the game i wander through the night a moolight megabyte i’m lost inside this world but i’ve been here before magic axe from the sky falls into my hand the skeletons have arrived to battle once again up up down down left right left right so long level one the game has just begun a ghost without a name i’m trapped inside this game
Next Level 03:13
NEXT LEVEL dragon feet take fatal step on the grid virtual metropolis, beware bite my lip and say a prayer press a, jump back press b, attack one level at a time i’m wearing down throwing stone hands vector graphic wasteland rampage, i fight through streets of rage i am all alone i am not winning the game i am all alone i hear her calling my name
CRUISN EXOTICA (feat. Marnie) i believe i can feel her touch right now i can’t feel much she drives all through the night on her way to save my life let’s go for a drive along the neon coastline just you and i all through the night and i can feel a passing breeze we outrun enemies we’re driving towards the light we take in the sounds of night let’s go for a drive we’ll make it to the finish line
DINOWAR GAMES player one engage enter the next stage welcome to the golden age city by the sea pick up an uzi and eat lead baby cadillacs dinosaurs a battle zone a game of war no way out of here i fight through my fear and black marketeers driving down hell road mainframe overload coldwar commando IMSAI WPOR
Shoryuken 03:34
SHORYUKEN entering in fighting to win the tournament tournament flamenco tavern river basin spinning kick spinning kick world warrior shoryuken hyper-fighting super turbo championship edition winner take all awaiting the fall of shadaloo
PLAYING WITH POWER in need of help i’m running on empy highway star in 3d rad pick up the power glove are you the wizard? i’m the rad racer playing with power it’s so bad i love the powerglove my body’s ready now it’s glowing bright in fluorescent light the power glove now you’re playing with power
Killscreen 03:54
KILLSCREEN the levels are blending together feels like i’ve been in this game forever ghost in the machine in love with a fantasy, a dream i feel alive when i feel her touch but i know it doesn’t mean much i’ve always wanted to feel her touch but i know it doesn’t mean much no way i make it this far without her revolution dance dance i’m all about her killscreen
GAME OVER (feat. Marnie) stay with me for eternity in a world where you’ll be free from feeling sad no more pain live forever inside the game i’m not your hero i must return home take my hand look at me i understand why you have to leave good journey go find your truth i’ll always be here waiting for you game over


A heavy metal synthwave acid trip through a retro arcade.


released October 30, 2020

Written, recorded, and mixed by Brainchild VHS
Mastered by Tanner Cundy
Vocal appearance on Cruisn Exotica and Game Over by Marnie Brodzinski
Guitar solo on Cruisn Exotica by Tanner Cundy


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