Song of the Day: Space Jam (from Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden)

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Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden or, to give it its full title, Tales of Game’s [sic] Presents Chef Boyardee’s Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden: Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, is an absolutely fantastic game, and all the more remarkable for being completely free. Pitching itself as a sequel to both the SNES/Genesis basketball game Barkley Shut up and Jam! and the movie Space Jam, the game is a wonderful parody of the JRPG genre, Internet culture, pretentious sci-fi and all manner of other things. Despite being an obvious effort to troll almost everyone in the entire world, however, it also managed the remarkable feat of being a genuinely good game that is well worth your time. Check it out here.

One of the best things about the game is its crazy soundtrack, which opens with this fabulous remix of the Space Jam theme by Quad City DJs. I shall leave you to luxuriate in its magnificence for the next few minutes.

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