As hyper-realistic as modern video game graphics look, the blocky, pixelated aesthetic of the 16-bit era still has a certain charm. And as animator John Stratman demonstrates with his video game de-make of Avengers: Infinity War, all those superheroes working together would have made for a fantastic side-scrolling adventure.
The first half of this video features Stratman’s wonderful 16-bit treatment of this summer’s biggest blockbuster, but the second half compares it side-by-side to the actual film so you can see how true it is to the original—save for the incredibly limited color palette he had to work with.
Twenty-seven years ago this game would have been a must-have for your console, and knowing that Thanos inevitably wins in the end, and that half of your characters would be wiped out with a finger snap, would have been another great reason to buy a Game Genie to cheat and tip the odds back in your favor.
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