The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the NES was brutal. The 2014 movie reboot was horrible. CineFix's 8 Bit Cinema mixes together two bads to make a not bad at all.
When the fine folks at 8-bit Cinema remade a movie as an 8 or 16-bit game, they never really left side scroller or adventure game territory—until now. Here's Mean Girls, the now ten-year-old Lindsay Lohan movie which keeps reminding us of how old we are, as a Japanese visual novel.
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.
Too bad that Luc Besson's shiny sci-fi epic The Fifth Element came out in 1997 and slightly missed the 16-bit era. As the latest 8-bit Cinema short by Cinefix shows, it could have been a pretty cool licensed 2D action game, something similar to Flashback or Blackthorne.
"...don't eat hamburgers you find on the ground." Wait, that's not it.