Tickle Your Nostalgia With A Look At ‘Game Of Thrones’ And More As SNES Tie-In Games

Nostalgia is, for the most part, a generally good thing. Although it’s important not to dwell on the past, as any fortune cookie worth its weight in inedible cookie will tell you, taking a few daily moments to appreciate the more fond parts of childhood is entirely culturally permissible. (Just try to resist calling yourself a “’90s Kid,” though. At this point you’re really just aging yourself.)

In the spirit of this beloved generational past time, the folks over at asked themselves a profoundly important question: what would some of the year’s biggest TV series and films look like had they been released a few decades earlier and adapted into Super Nintendo consoles? Thus a delightful mash-up of past and present, ’90s and now, was formed.

Game of Thrones SNES
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Games of Thrones is a no-brainer. HBO’s phenomenon of a serial would make for an immensely enjoyable side-scrolling adventure. Each design concept is complete with a unique publisher, in this case Interplay. It’s a particularly thoughtful detail, notes Destructoid, since Interplay was known for developing games out of narrative-dense sources like Star Trek.

Ghostbusters SNES
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Despite its controversial existence and lukewarn reception, 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot could have translated well to a 16-bit platform.

Star Wars Rogue One SNES
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The box for Star Wars: Rogue Oneinspired Super Rogue One has an especially strong link to its Nintendo predecessors, utilizing the franchise’s iconic collage style to suggest myriad characters and soap operatic storyline.

Stranger Things SNES
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Stranger Things‘ ’80s aesthetics make it especially suited for the SNES treatment, resulting in the most visually seamless entry of the bunch. Commanding Eleven’s awesome telekinesis with careful button combinations would have been sheer bliss.

Better Call Saul SNES
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Of course, not every tie-in video game was worthy of A and B buttons. Many were lazy, uninspired attempts to stretch out a franchise’s mileage. This adaptation of Better Call Saul, for example, is hilariously demonstrative of just that, featuring a cover copy-and-pasted from a TV Guide and gimmicky gameplay masquerading as original content. It’s hard to imagine a lawyer as an engaging arcade protagonist, anyway. Then again, the same could have been said some 35 years ago about a plumber. There’s plenty more to check out, so be sure to head over to the site for the full showcase.

(Via Destructoid / Halloween Costumes)