If music videos still worked the way they did when I was young, this one alone would have Iron Maiden back in the popular consciousness and topping the charts. While the song is an okay old-school metal number, the video – which sees the band’s zombie mascot Eddie getting Tron-style digitized into a game grid and starring in versions of Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat and more – is a better retro-gaming tribute than Pixels.
If you’re not familiar at all with Iron Maiden, you may at least know Eddie as a frequently made action figure by McFarlane and NECA. And now I want to see him actually enter Pixels and rip out Adam Sandler’s heart. Maybe for their next video.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist