It’s been a long enough two weeks for everyone’s favorite pink mascot, Kirby. Not only did he just embark on an all-new platforming adventure with Kirby and The Forgotten Land, but now The 8-Bit Big Band has won a Grammy for a rendition of a song from one of his classic gaming classics. a bygone era.
The 8-Bit Big Band, a jazz orchestra known for reinventing a plethora of video game tunes, covered “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from 1996’s beloved Super Nintendo release, Kirby Superstar. The group celebrated their win in a Twitter post on Sunday night with a chant, “LONG LIVE VIDEO GAME MUSIC!!”
HOLY SHIT WE WON THE GRAMMY!! LONG LIVE VIDEO GAMES MUSIC!! Thank you to everyone who has already listened @the8bitbigband ALL the artists who gave of their time/talent and of course a HUGE thank you to my one and only co-arranger @Button__Masher !! LOTS OF LOVE! pic.twitter.com/4JTakDTPQC
— The 8-Bit Big Band (@the8bitbigband) April 3, 2022
The 8-Bit Big Band has impressed in the past with covers of other classic video game tracks like “Zelda’s Lullaby” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, “Spring Yard Zone” from Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more. ‘others. In February, they released a rendition of “Still Alive” from Valve’s hit game Portal, which quickly rose to the top of their most-streamed songs.
For more on Nintendo’s adorable pink mascot, check out our Kirby and The Forgotten Land review, which we consider the best game in the character’s long and storied history.