Skyrim Gets an 8-Bit Makeover

There have been some amazing 8-bit machinima parodies recently, but I don’t think any can top this one for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, coming our way from Flash animator Ross “RubberNinja” O’Donovan. This retro video is an 8-bit remake of Bethesda’s official Skyrim trailer seen here, with a few unexpected references to old classics like Final Fantasy, Duck Hunt and Duke Nukem for an added punch of nostalgic hilarity.

I’d almost rather play this than the real Skyrim and the creator needs to hurry up and post the music file so I can toss it on my MP3 player. After that the only thing missing is a matching NES cartridge from these folks.

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