The following contains spoilers for the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
If you've seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi and you can't get enough of it, there's a new 16-bit recreation of the movie's ending. If you haven't seen the movie yet and you don't want the whole thing spoiled, I would suggest you not watch the video yet until you've seen the movie.
The video was uploaded by Mr Sunday Movies, and it's not the typical 16-bit fanfare you might expect from a SNES or Sega Genesis game. The visuals more closely resemble the kind of 16-bit games that were on PC at the time. More specifically, the visuals look a heck of a lot like something you might find from one of Sierra's or Lucasarts' classic adventure games.
We see some of the classic characters making an appearance at the beginning, along with some of the new characters as well, such as BB-8 and C3PO.
Most impressive is probably the design of the First Order's Heavy Assault Walkers, which look quite impressive in the whole sprite-based design.
The design and color palette most certainly seems to be reminiscent of the old Star Wars games for the SNES, such as Super Star Wars, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and the extremely popular (and extremely difficult) Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
In fact, Mr. Sunday Movies seems to have made a strong case for a possible true 16-bit rendition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
When a lot of people made comparisons to Netflix's Stranger Things feeling like a classic 1980s movie turned into a streaming series, it didn't take any goading to convince Netflix to turn Stranger Things into a classic sprite-based game that might have fit right in with the late 1980s or early 1990s video games that were out at the time. While a lot of people might complain that newer game consoles deserve more powerful games than retro pixel titles, Stranger Things was shuffled on over to mobile devices, something that Disney could have done with The Last Jedi if it were designed as a pixel-based adventure game.
Instead, Disney had EA and DICE roll out Star Wars: Battlefront II as the companion game for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The game was mired in controversy, however, making it difficult to gauge as a proper annexation to the movie-going experience. There's no doubt that the Swedish game development studio managed to really nail the graphics and audio aspects of the Star Wars universe, but there's still that tinge of nostalgia that rushes over gamers whenever they see something like the 16-bit recreation of The Last Jedi that Mr. Sunday Movies put together.
And even though it isn't a real game, at least you can rewatch the five-minute clip and pretend that it's just a missing entry in the old LucasArts Star Wars titles that came out back in the early and mid-1990s for the SNES.
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