The 1983 movie Scarface with Al Pacino's Tony Montana and his M-16a1 machine gun would have made a really great side-scrolling shooter. And it'd need to have the craziest final level if it followed the movie's story properly.
This week players of the ridiculously reasonable free-to-play mobile puzzler Doctor Who Legacy will get a Christmastime preview of the pixelated stylings of Nathan Skreslet, whose PixelWho art will play a big part in an upcoming in-game adventure. And Who better to usher in this charming 8-bit look than the charming…
Few songs have rattled in my head as ceaselessly as the theme to the fake Adult Swim sitcom Too Many Cooks. Now you can experience the earwormy agony of that song in chiptune form!
CineFix is back with their old school video game reconstructions of movies. This time they processed the story of this year's Godzilla, and it turned out to be a strange mixture of Metal Slug and SNK's King of Monsters.
Everyone from Totoro to the characters in The Wind Rises, and even Lupin and the gang are here in Pablo Fernández Eyre's lovely pixelized tribute video to Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.
Ah yes, Twin Peaks — David Lynch's famous psychological thriller. It's such a shame it never got a video game.
Of course the old-school SNES version of Tarantino's Kill Bill would be a fast-paced hack 'n' slash with huge boss fights and little mini-games.
I remember my first viewing of Richard Kelly's cult classic, Donnie Darko, as if it were late last night in a quiet, somewhat creepy house, silence pierced only by faint wwhistle of a rapidly descending jet engine. It went's something like this (spoilers!).
I really love how the talented folks at CineFix imagined how a old school video game version of the 1994 comedy Forrest Gump would have looked like. It'd have been a bit of everything: side-scrolling action, table tennis and even monster hunting.
Last year's news that Studio Ghibli mastermind and all around amazing person Hayao Miyazaki was retiring hit us all pretty hard here at Kotaku. If you're like us—i.e., still grieving in between bouts of playing Ni No Kuni—then I suggest you feast your eyes on these charming pixellated recreations of iconic moments…
Snoop Dogg's subject matter has come a long way from his first album more than 20 years ago. Now it's 2014 and he's referencing Pokémon and side-scroller shooters in his new Snoop Lion video.
The remote hotel, where Jack Nicholson and his family spent the winter in Stanley Kubrick's movie adaptation would have been a pretty cool setting for a point and click adventure game.
In an ideal world, we could jump into this 8-bit Breaking Bad game right after the finale of the series. Sadly it's just an imaginary start screen—a pretty neat one, nevertheless—of an imaginary game, The Legend of Heisenberg, made by Filippo Morini.
What's the Moon from Majora's Mask doing in AVGN Adventures? The Angry Video Game Nerd-based platformer, which came out recently on Steam, has all sorts of gameplay elements from the horrible stuff James Rolfe featured in his videos (in addition to lots of swearing). But Majora's Mask? That's not a sh**ty game!
That's a lot of Mega Man action in one shot! Digital artist Orioto painted and pieced together these memorable 8-bit stages perfectly.
Can you name all the League of Legends champions above? Turned into 8-bit characters by digital artist Reversesquats, this roster-demake rather resembles Mega Man or Final Fantasy characters from the NES-era than a current-day MOBA.
You might think that a movie like Kick-Ass would need charismatic actors and improbable wire-fu in order to be enjoyable. And yet!
Playing as artillery and providing powerful long range support in the team-based MMO World of Tanks is a role of great responsibility, where your skill matters a lot. So as this 8-bit video shows, things can go wrong easily if you can't distinguish your allies ... or if you're a cat.