Sure, the whole Google Maps 8-bit for NES thing might haven been an April Fool’s gag, but there’s something wonderfully timeless about the 8-bit era, when there was a limited color palette and characters moved around realms without bending their knees. Not only is it still quite fun to pop in a Nintendo cartridge (in my case, with a Game Genie still attached), but 8-bit gaming has evolved into an art form and artist Eric Palmer is embracing it, using the 8-bit style to put a new spin on some iconic films. Some examples are Jurassic Park, 300, Harry Potter, Office Space,Star Warsand The Matrix. Hit the jump to check them out.
Previously we featured a cool metal version of the Game of Thrones theme song from HBO’s epic fantasy series, and now we have yet another variation on the opening credits music. Laughing Squid stumbled upon this 8-bit remix of the theme that would be used in a video Game of Thrones, if you will. You can listen to the whole piece below, and if you like it enough, you can download a high quality MP3 of the song right here as well. Couldn’t you imagine chopping off heads and betraying your brothers in a video game with this tune playing in the background?
If you’ve read my review of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, then you know I didn’t care much for the film. However, if it had been in 8-bit form, then I think I would fall in love with it. Interactive Station has turned Eclipse into a tongue-in-cheek 8-bit parody. If you have a sense of humor about these movies, then I think you’ll like it. Also, when presented with a decision, you can click on the video to make your choice and it will lead you to a new video that carries the story in that direction. May I recommend playing baseball with Edward?