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Have you seen this incredible halftime show yet from Ohio State’s marching band? Prepare to be impressed as you watch them perform classic video games from Tetris to Zelda.

As far as halftime shows go, this has to be one of the best ever. The Ohio State University’s marching band (also known as TBDBITL – The Best Damn Band in the Land) shows their skills by creating formations representing an array of well-known video game characters and symbols.

We start off with the band blasting some targets from the classic Space Invaders, setting us up for the fantastic show ahead of us. Then the band morphs into two giant Pokéballs, which in turn become none other than the famous Pikachu.

This was the perfect crowd for this show, since the 18-20somthings are those who remember Pokémon so fondly. Gotta catch ‘em all!

And after Pokémon? A giant game of Tetris ensues.

This performance wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by the famous Mario! We get the coin boxes, along with the noises. How thorough. And then we get star power! The band even goes through the frantic music that happens during the Mario games when Mario gets star power.

There were even a Mario and Luigi on the field, but they’re a little hard to see.

We even see a little tribute to the modern phenomenon, Halo.

Enter the greatest part of the show – the triforce from The Legend of Zelda, which transforms into Link’s horse, Epona. And then it literally gallops across the field.

How amazing is that?

Princess Peach’s castle is then formed on the field, and we see Mario completing this level by riding the (Michigan) flag down to the ground. (If you are unaware, Michigan is Ohio State’s most bitter rival.)

Finally we get a look at the classic Pac-Man, with the Pac-Man being chased down by a ghost, which leads to the band spelling out GAME OVER.

What an incredible halftime show. Gaming and football – who knew they went together so well? Go Bucks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    Every time I’ve watched this, I’ve had a huge grin on my face.

  • Alice

    XD This is my best friend’s college. She was so stoked when I showed her the vid on Tumblr. We’re really excited it’s being posted on Hypable. Yay!

  • Victoria

    This is the coolest halftime show I’ve ever seen!!! LOVE IT!!!!! they did a fantastic job!!!

  • Alyssa

    I was at this game, and the student section was freaking out the entire time. It was crazy. It makes me so proud to be a buckeye!

  • TheFirst

    That was awesome! Since I live in Europe, I probably never would have seen it. Thanks internet!

  • Bridget

    This was during the game against our team, Nebraska. That game was horrible and the fans weren’t that great, but this halftime show. My goodness, it was great.

  • http://twitter.com/emilyecstasyTM Emily Bryan

    That is badass!

  • jghike

    This is why Ohio is the best state ever. ;)

  • student

    My school. Makes me so proud. :D

  • Anna

    If you liked this, I also recommend you check out their Hollywood Blockbuster show form when I was in school: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfxETOrzpFk. They did music from LOTR, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic (with historically accurate sinking!), etc.

    They’ve also done a Superhero show (where they made a bow and arrow and shot it into the opposing team’s logo), a Michael Jackson show where they all did Thriller, and a William Tell show that included live fireworks. They are the best college marching band, by a landslide.

  • Jessica

    Cal State did a similar show back in 2007. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QNI3W8UB-s

    Well done to both bands – the Epona section is a really tricky one to pull off, and Ohio State really did a great job.

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