Today’s games are great, but they just don’t carry the same immeasurable nostalgic value as, say, Chrono Trigger, Link’s Awakening, or even Number Crunchers. Now Stockholm-based pixel artist Junkboy has hypothesized for Swedish magazine Level what it might have looked like had contemporary games—Arkham Asylum, Bioshock, Guitar Hero, Little Big Planet, Red Dead Redemption, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Soul Calibur, and more—existed in the golden age of 8- and 16-bit gaming. Of course, several of these games indeed had low-bit predecessors!
Compare the full series of “demake” images to their modern originals, below.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Final Fantasy XIII
Little Big Planet
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Noby Noby Boy
Need for Speed: Shift
Metroid: Other M
Red Dead Redemption
Resident Evil 5
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Mario Kart
Previously on Geekosystem: 15 Retro Video Game Company Logos and their Modern-Day Counterparts.