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8-Bit Assassin’s Creed Looks Better than any 8-Bit Console Game I Ever Saw


I like Assassin’s Creed and I’ve played it a bit, but I also like retro games. Maybe I would have liked it better if Assassin’s Creed were an 8-bit game on the NES. Check out this sweet animation that was created to showcase just this.

assassin's creed 8-bit video game animation 2d retro

This video was made by Balazs Kalocsai and it shows you exactly what the game might have looked like in the 80s, on an 8-bit console. Would this game work for real this way on an Xbox 360? Probably not, but the video is still fun to watch.

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The art looks way better than any 8-bit console I’ve ever seen, but you get the point. The characters sort of like voxels which have been flattened into two-dimensions, which is a strange way to describe them, but that’s what they look like to me.

assassin's creed 8-bit video game animation 2d retro

[via Olybop]

Comments (5):

  1. Kara Marie Rawson says:

    That is so not how games looked in the 80’s. That looks more like minecraft then an 8bit game on nintendo.

    A) 8-bit retro do not have bloom, blur, or other post rendering effects
    B) 8-bit games generally only have very basic depth of field and parallax
    C) 8-bit have only very very basic physics systems, so you would not see giblets.

    and the no brainer

    D) 8 bit only has 256, this looks more like 32 bit

  2. Kenny says:

    Pointing out the obvious here; That’s not really 8-bit at all. But an interesting concept that can make us wonder, what if new IP’s of this generation came to excistence on an older console gen?

  3. Technabob says:

    Yep, agreed. Hence the title of the post “8-Bit Assassin’s Creed Looks Better than any 8-Bit Console Game I Ever Saw”. It’s more like something from the 16-bit generation, with a little dose of modern effects applied.

  4. Range says:

    Of course it’s not real 8-bit. That’s wouldn’t be that visually impressive. However, it’s got the retro 8-bit feel to it. You guys are nitpicking.

  5. P says:

    ey people, it doesnt matter 8bit or not, it is just a concept…

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