Aerosmith’s signature video game almost didn’t include Aerosmith. In 1993, Midway Games was working on a new coin-op to be titled ‘Generation X’, and if one listens carefully to the opening sequence, Revolution X is referred to by its original title. However, that name was already copyrighted by Marvel Comics Group for one of its X-Men spin-off titles, so changes had to be made.
What better way to adapt than by adding the multi platinum selling rock band Aerosmith into the mix! The first-person rail shooter first rocked the arcade in March of ‘94, but the storyline is based in a dystopian future of 1996. Before long, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), and drummer Joey Kramer are captured by the New Order Nation (NON) while playing a gig in their nightclub in Los Angeles.
NON’s commander, Head-Mistress Helga, has started a crusade against youth culture and banned TV, video …
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