For most ’80s kids, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a piece of their childhood. Matthew Broderick’s character in the film was the cool cat we wanted to be in high school and his epic maneuverings to score a clutch day off was the thing of legend. So many kids dreamt of being Ferris for a day, or at least playing their cards the savvy way he was able to.
Well, that moment has passed. You don’t have any school to skip anymore. The dream is gone. Or is it?
What if you could go back in time and jump into a 1986-style video game that let you do all those shady Ferris things a teenage you wanted to do? What could be better than reliving the mischievous adventures in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off than playing the plot out in an 8-bit video game? Cinefix has brought that dream to life via a YouTube video, and it’s glorious.
The NES-inspired action follows the famous script of Ferris Buller’s Day Off, down to the ditching of school and the joy riding in a classic Ferrari. This undoubtedly would have been a hot seller at Toys R’ US in 1987 that our parents would have been forced to buy.