Ever wonder how new games would look if they were released way-back-when?

Well… I don’t know about you folks but I always find it interesting when someone takes a videogame and DOES something to it.  You know what I mean: hacks of old games to make them almost completely new games, updated or downgraded graphics, or whatever else to give the game in question a new feel or look.

It’s comforting to know I’m not alone in this line of thinking, and that there’s people with the skills to actually do this.  And in this case when they did it, they did it GOOD.  See, about a year back, the members of Pixelation decided that it’d be cool to take newer games and de-make the graphics to that of the original Game Boy as part of their “Mockup Frenzy” series.  The results were pretty surprising, actually, and there were quite a few entries.

It might be just me, but I find it extremely interesting what some of the participants did with games like Final Fantasy 12, or Odin Sphere, or even Ico in Game Boy form:

There were fourty-seven (!!) entries in all, and all of them are really well done.  Since posting 47 pictures is tedious and annoying, you can see the rest of the entries here.  It’s well worth the look if you, like me, find looking at games in a brand new light interesting.

Too bad you can’t actually PLAY the games…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dajmin
    Oct 01, 2008 @ 10:17:35

    Your link is broken :)

    I love stuff like this though, and you might also want to check out this load of Atari-style box art at Minus World: http://the-minusworld.com/2008/09/16/atari-modern-classics/


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