You talk about love at first sight. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had me at its opening credit screens: the LOAD "*",8,1, multicoloured flashing logo and rudimentary MIDI theme took me straight back to 1986, and all the days I spent parked in front of my Commodore 64. When I showed it to my brother — not a gamer, but a C64 lifer — he flipped out.
YouTube 1980s nostalgia mavens Mijami Hiroz have now flipped the script and animated the game's final mission, "Keep Your Friends Close", in the style of a Commodore 64 de-make. Rockstar Games discovered the video yesterday and favorited it, even.
This slow-paced video, with text-only dialogue, is strangely engrossing — for those who have completed the game, I suppose. So that means there's a big spoiler alert here. But then, nearly 10 years after the game's freaking release, the statute of limitations has to have expired on that by now.
Weird that this brings back eight-year-old memories of 18-year-old memories. It's fun to remember all the same.
Found on YouTube: Vice City on Commodore 64? [Rockstar Newswire]