Way back in the day, back when the original Nintendo was the only real console on the scene, the number of movie-themed video games available was absolutely staggering. From Beetlejuice and Back to the Future to Hudson Hawk and Lethal Weapon, it seemed that every mildly successful movie from the late 80s and early 90s eventually wound up as video game for the NES.
While movie-themed video games obviously still exist, game developers these days seem just a tad bit more discerning about which types of movies are worthy of the video game treatment. With that in mind, and with the holiday season in full swing, CineFix recently created a video depicting what Home Alone might look like as an old school Nintendo game. Now to be fair, there was actually a real NES version of Home Alone released in 1991. Predictably, it was nothing special and simply involved trying to help Kevin avoid getting caught by Harry and Marv.
CineFix’s rehash, though, is worth taking a look at it because it’s essentially a version of Home Alone with some strong underpinnings of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. As far as movie/video game mashup concepts are concerned, this is one of the best we’ve seen to date. It may not be playable, but it’s a fun 2-minute video that’s worth taking a look at.
If the video above is right up your alley, there’s a good chance you’ll also enjoy CineFix’s rendition of Netflix’s Stranger Things as an 8-bit Nintendo styled video game.