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8-bit Death: A Compilation Classic Arcade Game Fatalities [Video]

Your quarters have long been sunk in the machine, you’re mashing buttons at a furious pace, and then it happens: the 8-bit reaper comes for you. Check out this video remix of dozens upon dozens of classic video game arcade deaths to relive life in the arcade.

Over at Boing Boing they’ve put together a great reel of the death sequences from classic arcade games. Not only do you get to watch it in all the 8 and 16-bit glory but they paired it with an 8-bit style remix of the Gary Jules version of Madworld. If you’re dying to add the remix to your iPod, hit up ListenToYouTube.com to grab an extracted copy.

Classic Arcade Game Deaths [Boing Boing]

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  • Published 03/25/11

Comments (7)

  1. Hawkins

    hmm, what was that music? A remix of mad world? kinda groovy.

  2. Michael

    man i loved that. played the majority of those games. i remember riding my bike to the pizza place to play those

  3. indianacarnie

    @Hawkins…… I was thinking the exact same thing! Loved the music and loved the majority of the games shown.

  4. johnsonjunk

    I want a list of the games…there are a couple I’d like to hunt down and play again on an emulator!!!

  5. Cactus

    Come on, there are a lot more games than that. I was expecting an epic video here. Some weren’t even 8-bit.

    Was a some good games in there.

    Raiden
    Nemisis
    Rygar – I thought that was a pure arcade game
    Galaga
    Tron – Never seen this version
    Pacman
    Arkinoid
    Outrun
    Aliens
    Roadrage
    Wonder Boy
    Goules and Ghosts
    Golden Axe
    Wonder Boy in Mosterland
    Mortal combat
    Robocop
    1942
    Paperboy – ?
    Double Dragon
    After Burner

    Theres a few i cant remember the names of :(

    Almost half these games are 16-bit.

  6. Kaiser

    Hey! no fair they used some SNES fatalities! Aside from that…I love the 8-bit fatalities.
    FeedbacK….use mario falatilies, duck hunt and contra

  7. Sandman

    Just fantastic. For anyone who loves games.

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