Retro video gamers are going to love this one: what happens when you take last year's hit Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy and turn it into an 8-bit game?
Now we know and it looks a little something like this new video by CineFix (although, technically, the video is 16-bit, but "still old school!"). But it's definitely a trip to the past for those who remember their first Nintendo and the games they played on it.
Strangely enough, 8-bit (16-bit) Guardians of the Galaxy looks a lot like Mega Man, complete with some classy retro game music and sound effects and speech bubbles. Most impressively, CineFix tells the story of the film in just over three minutes (by the way, if you are one of the few who haven't seen the film, this clip contains spoilers).
This isn't the first time CineFix has given us a movie done up in Nintendo-style form. The group has converted many geek-loved films into 8-bit versions, including A Christmas Story, Frozen, The Matrix, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Godzilla, Sin City and our personal favorite, Silence of the Lambs.
Last year's Guardians of the Galaxy was a superhero movie based on the Marvel comic series of the same name. The story followed the adventures of Peter Quill, aka Starlord, (Chris Pratt) who teams up with a group of galactic misfits after stealing a powerful artifact with the capability of destroying worlds.
Guardians of the Galaxy was the highest-earning movie of 2014 and has earned nearly $800 million worldwide and is the third-highest grossing Marvel movie. It received overwhelmingly good reviews from critics and Marvel fans alike.
Last year, Marvel confirmed a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, with a potential release date of May, 2017. Although director James Gunn remains tight-lipped about the sequel's plot, he recently spoke about Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
"Really, it's just about walking forward in an elegant manner. When you go forward with a group of characters, that means you have to go forward," says Gunn. "And going forward means you're understanding these characters in a new way, you're developing a new kind of story about their lives and who they are and where they're going."