In addition to contributing to games’ soundtracks, musicians have a long, but quirky history of appearing in sports video games as playable characters. Equipped with superior skills, the unlockable characters are usually among the games’ best athletes despite there obvious shortcomings, like Nelly being able to go toe-to-toe with Allen Iverson in NBA Street Vol. 2.

Over the next few slides we will take a look at come of the more peculiar musicians to appear in sports video games.