What would Halo: Combat Evolved look like if it had been made for the Nintendo Entertainment System? Expert de-maker Eric Ruth answers that question with his own version of Halo, a side-scrolling shooter that looks transported straight from the 80s.

Ruth, creator of 8-bit versions of Left 4 Dead and DJ Hero, has released his latest creation Pixel Force: Halo, as promised. It's a lo-fi spin on Halo: Combat Evolved, complete with platform jumping, side-scrolling Covenant blasting and top-down Warthog riding fun. You can download it now for Windows (for free).

Grab the 8-bit take on Halo at Piki Geek, also home to an interview with Ruth.

Pixel Force Halo Released Today [Piki Geek]