Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Was The Star of His Own Vintage Video Game
The metal god appeared in a little-known Commodore Amiga classic.
Though Lemmy previously made guest appearances in Brutal Legend and his music appeared in Guitar Hero and Rock Band, there’s one Lemmy-laced game that most people don’t know about.
It’s 1992’s Motörhead for the Commodore Amiga, which featured the imposing rock frontman as its main protagonist. It’s a plucky beat-’em-up in the vein of Streets of Rage or Double Dragon with an adorable, miniaturized version of Lemmy on his way to find the rest of Motörhead, who’s been kidnapped by other music genres. You read that right: music genres. Rap, country, rock, and the rest of the gang came to kidnap Motörhead, and it’s hilarious.
In the game, Lemmy drinks a whole bunch of beer and kicks even more ass, but there’s a very noticeable dearth of actual Motörhead tunes accompanying gameplay. This is pretty understandable given the fact that the Commodore Amiga wouldn’t be able to do “Ace of Spades” justice or anything.
It’s an interesting iniquity that’s worth digging up, especially if you’re looking to honor Lemmy. How many rock stars can we say earned their very own game, even if it is pretty basic?
h/t: VICE Motherboard
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