District 9 certainly has some video game-like elements to it, and this short video that adapts the film as an 8-bit video game is just perfect. Someone make this happen, because we would play the hell out of it.
I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed.
Stage 1-1. Hyrule Overworld Theme. Duck Tales' Moon Theme. These songs defined the 8-bit era for so many gamers. Not for me, though; my experiences were a little different than most. It wasn't until much later that I got Nintendo's magical gray box. These are the songs that take me back to my childhood.
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!
Being better than a Matrix sequel is not saying much, I know. But after recently re-watching the whole trilogy (and enjoying it!), it's still nuts how much better the first one was. The action sequences in the sequels may have been more insane but this 8-bit game version of The Matrix brings back more fond memories…
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.
Like most people with eyeballs, I've scrubbed the memory of The Matrix sequels from the creases of my brain. That's why I had so much fun when I watched this scene from The Matrix Reloaded. Oh and hearing 8-bit sounds instead of real noises makes it way more enjoyable. It's an action comedy movie now!
Even just watching this video of a fake video game version of Se7en by CineFix made me feel sick to my stomach. Even if all the terror was in 8-bit, it was torture to see the detectives chase down their serial killer. Especially since we all know what's going to happen at the end.
I don't know which Avengers character I would love playing the most in this game. Would it be Iron Man so I get to use his crazy ass suit? Thor, for his long locks and hammer? Captain America's super shield? Ah, who am I kidding, it'd definitely be The Hulk.
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…
Welcome, friends, to the best Miata mod I have ever seen.
This is the 8-Bit Miata. It doesn't just look like it's from a video game, the whole thing was worked up and practiced on in the virtual world. Here's how it all happened.