Sampla tests your video game music knowledge, reflexes

Have you ever wondered why you're so terrible at remembering the phone numbers, email addresses and, quite possibly, names of your dearest friends and family members? Simply put, it's because you're using all of your brainspace to store melodies for classic video games. Yeah, it's pretty tragic, but it's not completely without its usefulness -- it'll help you do really well in John Freeborn and Geekadelphia's recent Flash game collaboration, Sampla.

The premise of Sampla is simple: Listen to a clip from a MIDI-fied version of a classic video game theme song, and pick it from a multiple choice list. The faster you answer, the more points you get, and the deeper the stark reality sets in that you can remember the theme to Double Dragon 2, but not your dad's middle name.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.