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Retro City Rampage Made Into A Real 8-Bit ROM

And the demake is playable. Crazy.

Retro City Rampage, the 8-bit looking Grand Theft Auto-like top down crime-em-up has been made into a real 8-bit title. The video above explains how, and it’s quite an achievement.

In a rather cute turn of events, though, the 8-bit version can actually be played. It appears in the WiiWare version (out this week) and will be patched into the Steam version shortly. No word on something similar for the PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360 iterations.

The retro demake (as these things are sometimes known) will appear in the game’s arcade, alongside Virtual Meat Boy, BIT.TRIP: Retro City and Epic Meal Time.

  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Someone has far too much time on their hands.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 15:04.
  2. bacon_nuts
    Since: Mar 2011

    Would be nice if it was actually playable on the NES though. I don’t quite see the point of 8 bit on a new console or pc. Could make it a home brew like these new NES games: http://www.retrousb.com/index.php?cPath=30&osCsid=c878744bda5303196ed1e43f242bcdd9

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 15:06.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      What if it is? =)

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 15:08.
  3. FluBBa
    Since: Nov 2009

    Brian Provinciano started the project Grand Theftendo something like 8 years ago, he was trying to a GTA clone for the NES for real.
    If someone rips the ROM from the WiiWare version it’s probably playable on a real NES (though needs MMC5 mapper chip).

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 15:23.
  4. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    It’s interesting to hear how he compressed it all down. I’d love to see what someone could do with the N64, if they today could make a more impressive game than they did back then.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 16:42.
  5. Deathbrin
    Since: Aug 2009

    “The video above explains how”
    – But does the video explain why? :)

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 20:28.
  6. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    That’s both quite cool and a bit mental. While you are playing the game you can go into an arcade and play an 8-bit version of the game you are already playing.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 21:07.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      It’s like a pixely Inception.

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 23:01.