Everyone is nostalgic for the old, low-res video games of yesteryear, right? Well, all of us that can remember a time when gaming systems were known by how many bits they could compute, at least. And everyone loves movies, right? Why not combine the two? This is the Internet, after all. If it can be done, someone out there is doing it.
A group called CineFix has carved out a niche for itself doing just that. It takes popular movies and remakes them in the style of video games from the late '80s and early '90s. Not as actual games, mind you, but as videos of what movies would look like if they were created using old-game technology (though, if we're nitpicking, they're not true 8-bit). Hey, it wouldn't be a niche if it weren't oddly specific.
Cinefix' latest video is for Blade Runner, and like their other films, it's a surprisingly crafty combination of the film's personality with a vintage gameplay style. In this case it's a point-and-click adventure game for the PC, though that's not always the style used. The group's Anchorman video, for example, is an RPG, and its Star Trek remake is a side scroller.
The folks at CineFix aren't the only ones on the Net making these videos of movie-based games that never existed, either. Quite a few have popped up in recent years, and so we've gathered a bunch of them together for your enjoyment. If you like MIDI remixes of film scores and cute geek jokes, you'll love 'em. Some of them are worth it for the music alone, like Drive, which is fittingly just a loading screen.