I don't think I'm tired of Mad Max: Fury Road just yet. It's easily the best movie of last Summer. It was a blast to watch and I can't wait to revisit it again every day for the rest of my life. And I know for sure that I'm not the only one that still loves this instant classic [that's right it was an instant classic and if you disagree we can put the gloves on and knit about it].
Anyway! Cinefix and their 8-Bit Cinema series tackled Mad Max: Fury Road and made it into this 2D side scrolling shoot-em-up.
It almost looks more like an arcade game than anything else but as I was watching it, I couldn't help but wish that this was a real game. I know if I was in the arcade -- if arcades were still a thing -- and I saw this game I'd lose my mind (and probably 20 dollars in quarters).
The young pixelated, handsome, innocent, wide-eyed version of me would slowly walk towards the MAD MAX: FURY ROAD arcade machine in awe. He'd look at the screen, face-pressed up against the display. The light would be so bright and the sounds so loud, his imagination would take him into the game. He wouldn't be at Fun-tasia, the arcade down the street from his house, with his brother. He'd be in the game, he would become Mad Max for a second.
He'd forget about all the bullies, the teachers that called him stupid/worthless, and the way he'd spend recess alone. He wouldn't feel alone anymore. Dropping quarter after quarter into the machine finally feeling connection to something until his mother, carefully and quietly, taps him on the shoulder, "It's time to go home, anak" she'd say. And he'd grab her hand and they'd walk home. His mother, a saint, would listen to him blabber about the game he was just playing. And she'd smile even though she didn't really care, knowing that her son is happy.
Whoa! That was weird. Just took a trip down memory lane in an alternate universe. Anyway, above you could see some of my favorite moments from Cinefix's video game version of Mad Max: Fury Road. I loved every second of it and I hope you guys did too.