Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut© Alestorm

It's always pretty cool seeing Nintendo games being referenced in your favourite films or music, so take a look at Curse of the Crystal Coconut, the new album from Scottish metal band, Alestorm.

You can probably think of one reference immediately - yes, the Crystal Coconut is an item found in Donkey Kong 64, used to fuel each Kong's Barrel ability. It actually first appeared in a Donkey Kong Country animated series before its N64 debut, which is more than enough reason for us to present this full episode (you'll be glad you watched it for the theme song if nothing else):

In a Facebook post announcing the start of the album's recording, Alestorm noted that they "may or may not have stolen that title from Donkey Kong". The album's final artwork also includes numerous nods to the franchise, including banana peels, what is believed to be a Donkey Kong skeleton, multiple Kremlings, a TNT barrel, and possibly even a DK Coin floating in the background (thanks GoNintendo).

Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut© Alestorm

In the lead up to the album's release, there was even a chance to win an Alestorm-branded N64 with a copy of the game:


If you're reading this and wondering what on Earth pirate metal is, you're absolutely missing out. Give this a listen, and then go and replay Donkey Kong 64 or something, we guess?

TORTUGA! *duh, duhduh...*