He's a little bit hip-hop, they're a little bit rock and roll.

The Minibosses were the second and final band last night and the final band in the PAX concert series, following Friday night's performances by Optimus Rhyme, the NESkimos, and the always popular Video Game Pianist, Martin Leung. Their metal interpretations of classic video game tunes made our fingers ache for the day when maybe, if there is a benevolent deity, Activision will see fit to release a Guitar Hero expansion with only Minibosses tunes.

Cell phones at U2 concerts? Pffft. We've got the main theater of the Meydenbauer Convention Center teeming with fans, all waving their brilliant (and copious) DS Lites in unison, screaming out "Rygar" and "Castlevania" between tracks. One of the Guitar Hero: Minibosses interstitials could read, "They don't really want you to play Rygar. They're just heckling you." More pics of the rock and a setlist after the break.




The first Pictochat intermission.


As the cell phone was to the lighter at rock concerts, the DS Lite is to the cell phone. It's got twice the screens and they're bright.


Water is their weak point. Attack it for massive damage.


Star power!


The second Pictochat intermission ... but not the last. The whole team seems to be rocking Lites as well.

The Setlist (or: Our Guitar Hero dream package)
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 2 (Rock Man indeed!)
  • Bionic Commando
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Joust?
  • Double Dragon
  • Wizards & Warriors
  • Castlevania 1
  • Punch-Out!
  • "Test your Endurance" Song
  • Contra
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Contra

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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