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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got 2 hours and 50 minutes to kill? Then sit back, relax and enjoy this compilation of every single NES game start screen ever, compiled in alphabetical order by Nicksplosion FX. See how many you can remember playing.
Musician Joe Jeremiah pounds out a chiptune medley of tracks by deadmau5 which we can only imagine would have been the perfect background score for R-Type as we blasted away at endless swarms of aliens.
If The Hunger Games were The Hunger Video Games, we hope it would look and play like this. We only wish that it had a train level with a drunk Woody Harrelson and a TV studio with Stanley Tucci in a powdered wig.
Shovel Knight is an action platformer for gamers pining for the look and feel of the 8-bit Castlevania and Mega Man games. It will have a story mode as well as a multiplayer battle mode where you can play as the game’s bosses.
Ok, we know the graphics are better than any old 8-bit console, but we still enjoy CineFix’s retro gaming renditions of pop culture franchises. In this case, we get a pixelated version of Christopher Nolan’s best Batman flick.
Game of Thrones gets turned into a side-scrolling retro platform by Abel Alves. But unlike many 8-bit tribute videos, you can actually play this version. PC users can grab the game here. Mac users will need an emulator, unfortunately.
Ok, so the graphics on our 8-bit systems were never this good, but we’ll forgive the guys at CineFix their slight misnomer since their pixelated RPG remake of Anchorman is spot on. You stay classy, Nintendo. (Thanks PhilRoy!)
One could argue that Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories sounds like it was recorded back in 1978, so it’s ironic that Joe Jeremiah’s chiptune version actually modernizes the album with its 1980s sounds. Best watched in 144p.
It’s not yet April 1st, but we suspect the guys at Google released one of their pranks early, with the new Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Click “Quest” in the upper right to try it.