US rock band Weezer have released an online video game to promote their upcoming album.
In the game, players control any of the band’s four members – Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner – and whizz through a vaguely psychedelic 8-bit background before coming face-to-face with the “final boss”, a giant alien.
If players manage to beat the alien, however, they still have to traverse a booby trap-laden path leading to a treasure chest which is seeming impossible to reach.
The End of the Game Game (named after their recent track “The End of the Game”) was designed by Jason Oda and is, according to a statement, an “ode to the boss levels that are notoriously impossible to beat.”
You can play the browser-based game here.
It’s not the first time Weezer have attempted to capitalise on the current nostalgia boom. In 2018, the band covered Toto’s re-popularised 1980s hit “Africa” after an online campaign by their fans.
The band’s upcoming LP, entitled Van Weezer, is released on 15 May.