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Atari 2600: If It Was Made Today

Tuesday 05.17.2011 , Posted by

When the video game crash hit North America in 1983 the market was flooded with poorly made versions of just about every movie of the era… with the biggest flop being a quickly produced version of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The folks over at Penney Design have re-imagined that fantastic 8-bit period by creating Atari-like game boxes for todays movies and a few shows. We’re pretty sure Snakes on a Plane will be even better than the movie!


Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. Nice! More pleae.

  2. Absolutely beautiful, and dead on.

    One small nit — the Lost game would be essentially impossible to render on a 2600 (or probably even an Intellivision). Looks more like late 80’s LucasArts or Sierra adventures.


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