Here’s What Rogue One Would Look Like as a 1980s Video Game
With so much going on in the world right now, it's nice to find comfort where you can. One of our favorite ongoing video series is Cinefix's 8-Bit Cinema videos, which take some of your favorite films and render them as classic 8-bit video games. We've shared their 8-bit versions of George Miller's instant classic Mad Max: Fury Road and Hayao Miyazaki's gorgeous Princess Mononoke. Today, CineFix dropped their version of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it's a delight.
Rogue One offered a slew of delights (including that gangbusters final third of the film), seamlessly combining the story of how the Death Star plans were stolen (as described in the very first Star Wars' opening crawl) and subtly teasing elements from the original trilogy into the story. For the 8-bit version, pay particular attention to the way CineFix plays with Star Wars' iconic sounds, especially when Darth Vader shows up at the end.
The past 24-hours has been special for Star Wars fans, as we learned what Rian Johnson's Episode VIII's title is—The Last Jedi. While you're waiting until December 15 to see any new Star Wars actions, you can enjoy little gems like the video below to keep you sated.