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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

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.

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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

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

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

PRESS START

PRESS START

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.

8-Bit Deadmau5

8-Bit Deadmau5

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.

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The Hunger Games: 8-Bit Edition

The Hunger Games: 8-Bit Edition

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 (Trailer)

Shovel Knight (Trailer)

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.

The Dark Knight: 8-Bit Edition

The Dark Knight: 8-Bit Edition

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.

8-bit Game of Thrones

8-bit Game of Thrones

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.

8-Bit Anchorman RPG

8-Bit Anchorman RPG

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!)

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