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Tetris: Big Band Cover

Tetris: Big Band Cover

The 8-Bit Big Band is back with another phenomenal cover of a classic video game tune. This time, they take on block-stacking fun of Tetris, adding a bit of swing and a cinematic flair to the Soviet-era sounds of the theme song.

8-Bit Cinema: A Christmas Story

8-Bit Cinema: A Christmas Story

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid! The guys from 8-Bit Cinema retell the oft-quoted holiday classic as a pixelated console adventure game. They really should have had a minigame where you have to glue the leg lamp back together.

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Aaron Grooves on Pac-Man

Aaron Grooves on Pac-Man

Musician AaronGrooves puts a seriously shiney new coat of paint onto the theme music from the 1980s arcade game Pac-Man, playing the classic 8-bit tune on xylophone, drums, ukulele, cowbell, and a loop machine.

California Games: 30 Years Later

California Games: 30 Years Later

If you never played the 1980s computer game California Games, load up a copy today. French creative studio ELMØ decided to reimagine the game for the 21st century, amping up the intensity to 11 for today’s crowd with extra zombies, gore, and garbage.

8-Bit Pixies

8-Bit Pixies

With their feet in the air and their head on the ground, 8-Bit Universe pays tribute to Pixies with a wonderful chiptune interpretation of their ubiquitous track Where Is My Mind?, with a nod to its use in David Fincher’s 1999 classic Fight Club.

Super Mario Orchestra

Super Mario Orchestra

The 8-Bit Big Band breathes new life into the soundtrack from the NES classic Super Mario Bros., with an energetic performance of the theme music from the game’s first two worlds by a full orchestra and a chorus providing vocal accompaniment.

The C64 Mini

The C64 Mini
$70  Buy Comment

The classic 8-bit computer jumps on the mini bandwagon with a 50% scale version. It comes with dozens of games, a joystick, and has HDMI output with CRT and scanline emulation. The mini keyboard isn’t functional, but you can connect your own via USB. Drops early 2018.

NES Hoodie

NES Hoodie
$55  Buy Comment

Transform yourself into Nintendo’s classic ’80s game console with this surprisingly stylish official NES hoodie. It’s decked out in the classic grey, black, and red color scheme, and even has Power and Reset buttons. We’re assuming you jam a cartridge in your mouth to play.

Atari Flashback Portable

Atari Flashback Portable
$50  Buy Comment

A handheld edition of the classic Atari 2600 game console with a 3.2″ color display. It comes pre-loaded with 60 games, and can also play game ROMs loaded onto an SD card too. Has a built-in rechargeable battery, and can connect to a TV with RCA composite inputs.

8-Bit Super Bowl Highlights

8-Bit Super Bowl Highlights

Using the classic Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl, YouTuber irishkidd84 replicated all of the scoring plays from Super Bowl 51. No matter what resolution you watch the game in, the Patriots’ comeback is just as mindblowing. The only thing missing is a pixelated Lady Gaga.

8-bit Cinema: Rogue One

8-bit Cinema: Rogue One

Cinefix and animators Norwood Cheek and Dilara Mundy take on the tale of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as if it were a classic video game. We’d like to play through this with Chirrut Îmwe as our character.

Nintendo Classic Mini Giveaway

Nintendo Classic Mini Giveaway

The NES Classic Mini was one of the hottest holiday gifts. But if Santa didn’t bring you one, you can still score one without having to dig into your pocket. Drop by The Awesomer Shop to win your own, along with an 8Bitdo wireless controller and Retro Receiver. (Ends 2/8/17)

Rick and Morty: 8-Bit Intro

Rick and Morty: 8-Bit Intro

Animator Paul Robertson created this awesome pixelated version of the intro from Rick and Morty. We’re hoping there’s a dimension like this and they’ll do a whole episode there. Maybe they can address the whole “it’s not 8-bit, it’s 16/32/64-bit” argument once and for all.

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8 Bit Cinema: Stranger Things

8 Bit Cinema: Stranger Things

Cinefix animators The Dutton Brothers take on Netflix directors The Duffer Brothers with their latest 8-bit remake. Given the fact that Stranger Things already takes place in the 1980s, it seems completely at home as a video game of the era.

NES Retro Bluetooth Speaker

NES Retro Bluetooth Speaker
~$47  Buy Comment

Rather than just another black box, 8bitdo’s Bluetooth speaker takes its inspiration from the classic Nintendo Entertainment System’s game controller, with a giant D-Pad for power, play and volume, and red speakers that look like A/B buttons. Measures about 3″ on each side.

The Revenant: 8-Bit Edition

The Revenant: 8-Bit Edition

The bear attack isn’t nearly as gruesome, and the cinematography pales in comparison to Emmanuel Lubezki’s masterwork, but we’d still like to play this retro RPG version of The Revenant, brought to life by CineFix, animator David Dutton and chiptuner Henry Dutton.

Deal: Video Game Cartridge Flask

Deal: Video Game Cartridge Flask
$19  Buy Comment

Whether you’re up for a round of Drunk Hunt, Super Bar-Hop Bros. or Kega Man, you’ll be all set for sipping some spirits with these fun retrotendo style flasks. They’re made from BPA-free plastic, and you won’t have to blow on them to get them to work.

Cleantendo Shower Curtain

Cleantendo Shower Curtain
$25  Buy Comment

1UP your bathroom and enjoy 8-bit gaming goodness every time you hop in the shower with this fun Super Shower Time shower curtain that pays tribute to classic Nintendo cartridge box art, and lets you star as the game’s character.

8-Bit Covers

8-Bit Covers

8 Bit Universe has made hundreds of chiptune cover versions of popular songs across the ages. From Devo to The Eagles, from Journey to Beastie Boys. The also make 8-bit versions of TV and movie theme songs. Though we think the ones with vocals should be sung by a robot.

Ferris Bueller: 8-Bit Edition

Ferris Bueller: 8-Bit Edition

Ferris Bueller gets remade as a video game from his own era, capturing the antics of Ferris, Cameron, Sloane, and Abe Froman as they head out for a pixelated adventure across Chicagoland. On second thought, we think these graphics are too good for 1986.

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True Survivor: 8-bit Edition

True Survivor: 8-bit Edition

Chiptuner Fredrik Segerfalk takes on David Hasselhoff’s already amazing ’80s inspired track for Kung Fury, and turns it into the soundtrack for an imaginary 8-bit video game, using the upcoming iPad music app SidTracker 64.

Super Mario 8-Bit Medley

Super Mario 8-Bit Medley

Vinheteiro plays a medley of 13 tracks from the Super Mario series on a synthesizer he’s loaded up with 8-bit sounds. While we’ve heard lots of covers before, there’s just something about hearing them played with the original sounds.

Pac-Man 10 Ways

Pac-Man 10 Ways

You won’t be able to get the theme from Pac-Man out of your head after listening to D Wave’s quirky video game medley, which consists entirely of the 1980 arcade game’s music played in 10 different styles.

The 8-bit Time Machine

The 8-bit Time Machine

Composer Giovanni Rotondo always wondered what it might sound like if 21st century video game music was made on 20th century hardware, so he’s making an album of tracks from games like Angry Birds, Destiny, and Portal as chiptunes.

Potatoman Seeks the Troof

Potatoman Seeks the Troof

If you enjoy the addictive frustration of games like Flappy Bird and Crossy Road, then Pixeljam’s wacky retro-styled platformer might be right up your alley, as you navigate an anthropomorphic tuber through a myriad of fast-moving obstacles.

Ultimate NES Remix

Ultimate NES Remix
$30  Buy Link Comment

Ultimate NES Remix for the Nintendo 2DS/3DS tosses you into fast-paced challenges based on classic 8-bit games, mashing up bits and pieces of 16 NES games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and Excitebike.

8-Bit Cinema: The Matrix

8-Bit Cinema: The Matrix

For their latest retro-style video game, CineFix takes on the 1999 classic The Matrix, trading wire-fu, bullet time and groundbreaking VFX for SNES (or is it Neo-Geo, get it?) quality graphics and sound effects.

8-Bit Matrix Reloaded

8-Bit Matrix Reloaded

Editor Philip Raupach took footage The Matrix Reloaded, and replaced the sounds with the bleeps and blips of old video games, leveling up what was otherwise not the Wachowski’s finest moment. We were waiting for Blanka to appear.

8-Bit Cinema: Se7en

8-Bit Cinema: Se7en

CineFix envisions what David Fincher’s dark and disturbing thriller Se7en might have been like if it were a Super Nintendo point-and-click adventure game. We would totally play this. Though in our version, the box would contain a 1up mushroom.

NES Game of Thrones Cover

NES Game of Thrones Cover

Grieg “Theremin Hero” Stewart lets his geek flag fly as high as the one that Mario jumps on at the end of levels as he plays a cover of the Game of Thrones theme on a keytar made from an 8-bit Nintendo system. And yes, it still plays games.

8-bit Anthem

8-bit Anthem
$1.29  Buy Link Comment

The three-member GAG Quartet performs a rock and roll medley of classic arcade and console games that will have you reaching for your controller and plugging in your old NES or Genesis. Be sure to stick around for the big finish.

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