There are plenty of movie and television properties that should be games, yet are not (there are also plenty of properties that are games, yet have no business being games, but that's a story for another day). One such property that thankfully refuses to go away quietly is Joss Whedon's Firefly, a program that ran for just over a dozen episodes nearly a decade ago. Thanks to devoted fans, the show lives on in a number of licensed works, but it has yet to become a proper video game. That hasn't stopped Doctor Octoroc from composing a Super NESish version of the show's catchy theme song using sound samples and tones from other games, however. Shiny!
Says the good doctor:
An arrangement of the theme song from the short-lived but amazing FOX series "Firefly" by Joss Whedon. It's not exactly 8-Bit, but created with the same love for vintage gaming systems and the limitations of their sound hardware. I used Super Nintendo soundfonts from Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, A Link to the Past, F-Zero and Mega Man X along with FL Studio.
It's a fun little creation and certainly evokes that anti-Alliance, pro-Browncoat fervor. Sadly, when I picture a Firefly Super NES game, I imagine what passed for a licensed game in the 1990s: generic 2D platformer shooter that could be pretty much any game, but with the Serenity crew shoehorned into the action. Now that I think about it, I'm shocked that someone hasn't hacked Super Star Wars into a Firefly adventure already.