Recent sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things was an unapologetic homage to ‘80s pop culture, and if watching it inspired you to dig out your old Atari 2600 and revisit The Clash’s Combat Rock, you’ll love this 8-bit remake of the hit Netflix show, originally spotted by Vulture.
David and Henry Dutton—the team behind CineFix’s retro video game parody show, 8-Bit Cinema—imagined how Stranger Things would look as an old-school, pixelated computer game. Tiny animated figures fight monsters, explore The Upside Down, and recreate other key scenes, some of which are recast as “missions” (example: give Eleven frozen waffles and a blonde wig).
Watch the entire thing below, or visit 8-Bit Cinema’s channel to view other nostalgia-inducing clips. Sorry, gamers, Stranger Things isn’t actually playable, but maybe a developer will take a cue from entertainment website Newgrounds.com (which once created a hilarious 2D homage to 2003 cult movie The Room) and make Stranger Things: The Video Game a reality.
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