A couple of weeks ago on my way to play Killer Instinct at the local arcade with some friends, I was listening to some music when the song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” came on. If you’ve never heard the song before, listen to it below before you continue reading as it’s important to know it to fully enjoy this post.
So I’m listening to the song and I start wondering how, if possible, I could change the song up a bit to give it a Killer Instinct theme. I start writing it out whilst continuously pausing, rewinding and relistening to the song bit-by-bit until I’ve changed whatever parts necessary to get the right feel for this particular edition. Finally, I completed the song and this was the fruits of my labor…
“The devil went down to Ultra Tech he was looking for a soul to beat, he was in a bind because he was way behind and he was willing to use a cheat. He came across this young man in the arcade he was playing it hot, the devil grabbed the stick next to him and said boy let me tell you what. I guess you didn’t know it but I’m a Killer Instinct player too, and if you care to take a dare I’ll make a bet with you. Now you play the game really good boy but give the devil his due, I bet an arcade of gold against your soul because I think I’m better than you. The boy said my name is Spinal and it might just be a sin, but I’ll take your bet you’re going to regret because I’m the best there’s ever been.
Spinal better rise up his sword and play it really hard, because hells broke loose in Ultra Tech and the devil deals the cards. And if you win you get this shiny arcade made of gold, but if you lose the devil beats your soul.
The devil grabbed the stick real hard and said I’ll start this show, and fire flew from his fingertips as he delivered a Super Combo. And then he pulled the stick hard to the left and it made an evil hiss, then a Brutal Combo hit and it sounded something like this:
When the Devil finished Spinal said well you’re pretty good ol’ son, but this right here is the end for you do let me show you how it’s done.
Fire on his sword run Devil run. Trapped in the corner now he’s done. Slashing him hard with an Ultra Combo. Now a No Mercy, oh no no.
The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he’d been beat, so he set that arcade of gold right next Spinal’s feet. Spinal said Devil just come on back if you ever ever want to try again, I done told you once you son-of-bitch I’m the best there’s ever been.
Fire on his sword run Devil run. Trapped in the corner now he’s done. Slashing him hard with an Ultra Combo. Now a No Mercy, oh no no.”
What do you all think?