In the early ’90s, anthropomorphic teenage animals of all sorts were the biggest thing since rock ‘n’ roll, particularly if they were trained in a martial art of some sort. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started it all, the Street Sharks ran for 40 episodes, and Rare’s Battletoads fought evil across several video game systems and platforms, even teaming up with Billy and Jimmy Lee from Double Dragon. The original Battletoads for the NES was known for its insane difficulty, but featured some very impressive 8-bit music by composer David Wise and eventually became a fan favorite. Now Wise’s score is featured on a new record from Iam8bit.
The new record—pressed on green vinyl, of course—is limited to a run of 300 and was exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con International. So if you didn’t make it to the big event over the weekend, you’ll probably have to purchase the album on eBay—that is, if you have $300 to spare. (The Battletoads faithful may not want to ditch that cassette tape that they made by setting their tape recorder next to the TV in 1991.) Of course, with exclusive releases like this, it’s only a matter of time before the prices drop, so keep an eye out.