Wordburglar – NARC Hi-Score (In Nintendo Power) | Video

Wordburglar – NARC Hi-Score (In Nintendo Power) | Video


You friendly, neighbourhood Wordburglar actually got the NARC Hi-Score in Nintendo Power, now immortalised in an 8-Bit Video.

In an age before the internet and before Wordburglar was Wordburglar, a young, avid video gamer set about achieving the hi-score for an obscure NES cartridge called NARC.

There’s a happy ending. That kid achieved his ambition and Nintendo Power published the proof in page 77 of volume 23.  Now the story is retold in this awesome 8-Bit video animated by Toronto Director and game designer Rosemary Brennan.

‘NARC Hi-Score (In Nintendo Power)’ is the latest track from Wordburglar’s most recent album Rapplicable Skills to get the visual treatment. Production comes from Coins (aka Peter Project) who provides a distinctive 8-Bit, Chiptune, Hip-Hop flavour.

The album Rapplicable Skills is available to stream or download for a very reasonable $10 (CD $12 plus shipping) from Wordburglar’s bandcamp page. Fans of vinyl can also order a limited edition 7″ copy from blackbuffalorecords.ca.


You can hear Wordburglar recount the NARC Hi-Score story in our podcast interview from January 2014 [Side A] [Side B] and catch our Rapplicable Skills interview here.


About Wordburglar | A strong contender for the rapper most likely to be quoted at the water cooler, Wordburglar’s lyrically potent oeuvre runs the gamut from thoughtfully casual to ridiculously ludicrous. There’s just something about the way he puts words together that keeps people nodding their heads and smiling their mouths. With finely constructed whimsical lyrics, a sharp sense of humour and a dedication to true-school rap, ‘Burg has carved a niche for himself with audiences across Canada and beyond.



Will Harrison

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