The Real World Could Use More 2D Video Games

The Real World Could Use More 2D Video Games

We know Filipe Costa of Pipoca VFX from his work on transforming Pokemon and the original Tomb Raider into first-person games. Now he's working on transforming the largest first-person game of them all into 2D classics.

I've seen plenty of 2D sprites Photoshopped into real-world locations, but I've rarely seen them in motion like this. It's like those dreams I used to get as a kid after a day spent fully invested in a game like Donkey Kong or Super Mario Bros., where the digital images start to bleed through into reality. I really dig it.

In case you don't recognise a game from the vid, here's a handy list.

Game List:

00:04 _ Advance Wars 2

00:08 _ Metal Slug

00:12 _ Lamborghini - American Challenge

00:15 _ Godzilla — Kajuu Dai Kessen

00:20 _ Donkey Kong

00:25 _ Street Fighter II Turbo

00:28 _ Mortal Kombat 2

00:29 _ Killer Instinct

00:31 _ The King of Fighters (96)

00:33 _ Dragon Ball Z — Hyper Dimension

00:38 _ Super Mario World

00:41 _ Donkey Kong Country

00:43 _ Sonic the Hedgehog 2

00:48 _ Super Star Wars 3: Return of the Jedi

00:52 _ Indiana Jones - Greatest Adventures

00:55 _ Legend of Zelda

00:57_ Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

00:59 _ Pokemon - Black/White

01:02 _ Excite Bike

01:05 _ Super Mario Kart


    This is really well done, and it's good to see two of my favourite games in there! (Advance Wars and Yoshi's Island)

    00:41 _ Donkey Kong Country

    It's actually a combination of Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2. Diddy's juggling animation that's seen in the video was his idle animation from DKC2, not from the original DKC.


    I played these games way too much when I was younger.

    Last edited 20/10/14 1:07 pm

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