Go 8-Bit Zombie Hunting With the Left 4 Dead "Demake"

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Coolest thing I've seen all week.

Samurai Goomba:

wordsmith:

Samurai Goomba:
Well, I really enjoy the TF2 demake, hopefully this will be good as well. Although it doesn't look quite as fun.

Have a look at "Gang Garrison"

That's what I meant. I ENJOY it, as in I play it frequently.

My nickname on that is "rik," and I usually play Engie, Heavy or Spy.

*facepalm* I missread that totally, I thought you said "I'd really enjoy a TF2 demake, hopefully it will be as good as this". Damn skim reading xD

Crossborder:
It looks fun, but a bit too easy..

He's playing it on Normal, I think the Advanced mode would contain quite a bit more zombies. They could've moved a bit more as well, if you ask me. But the 8-bit music really did it for me, awesome.

Anyway, this looks great, people would've lóved this if it was released in the 80's. I laughed when I saw the shove ability, but was surprised that I didn't see a Hunter. I see why a Smoker or Witch wouldn't really work, but a Hunter is quite easy I suppose, sure it wouldn't pounce like a regular Hunter, but it would jump around like those fly things in the first Mario game.

wordsmith:

Samurai Goomba:
Well, I really enjoy the TF2 demake, hopefully this will be good as well. Although it doesn't look quite as fun.

Have a look at "Gang Garrison"

I totally Youtube'd the shit out of that, and wow, that's even more awesome than the L4D one. Especially the awesome TF2 music in 8-bit form. Brilliant Youtube comments (*gasp* yes it is true!) under those video's, by the way.

The Rogue Wolf:

Fraught:
To be honest, compared to the real Left4Dead, it looks kind of...boring.

I'm kind of hoping this is sarcasm. The NES is literally almost 25 years old, there's only so much it could take.

That doesn't mean I can't still judge it by today's standards. It was made recently, after all, and for who? Nostalgics who just play inferior games, because "it's meant to look like a 25-year-old console"?

And yes, while "for teh lulz" is the reason anyone does anything, and it's a neat idea, I think they could've bumped up the number of zombies a bit. Also, most of them just seemed to stand there, when the player came up to them and shot them.

Khell_Sennet:
Looks fun, in a very retro and pop-culture'ish kind of way, but fails to instill the sense of panic of L4D. There simply aren't enough zombies.

That's exactly what I was thinking. Even then, for a "retro game" it looks just too easy. I remember those classic games because they were balls-crushingly difficult. This game looks like a joke.

Cool idea, but the game just doesn't look like it'd be fun. Most NES games had more variety than THAT!

Fraught:
To be honest, compared to the real Left4Dead, it looks kind of...boring.

Yeah, to be honest.

Bummer I was hoping to see a Tank. Still that was awesome.

HA HA HA HA! That's hilarious! Although I must say considering what happened with that group who was trying to make an unofficial non-profit Chrono Trigger sequel, he probably should have gotten it touch with Valve before attempting this project. On the other hand, Valve does seem a lot less anal then Square.

Could use a bit more polish, maybe a button-mashing horde fest, but all in all, it's at least worth a look.

As for THIS, though...

scotth266:
Meh, I don't really see the appeal.

Though since we're on the topic of "demakes", Sonic Robo Blast 2 was pretty sick.

That I will need to look up immediately. Not only does that look far and away better than Sonic 3D Blast (says an unfortunate owner), that looks better than anything Sega's done with the guy in over a decade.

And with that, I'm off!

That looks pretty weak. It could be any of a number of isometric shooters, he's just slapped on the L4D title and made some admittedly spiffy demakes of the music. He could at least have had the boomer bile act as a magnet for all the nearby zombies, and maybe have the zombies move towards the player once you get close rather than just standing around waiting to be shot. This concept has some potential, but this guy's pretty much wasted it completely.

TheDrunkNinja:
Lame. Not because it's 8-bit. I think it would be funny as hell to see a real translation of L4D to NES style, but this person totally missed the point. I mean, good lord, it's just a standard isometric shooter. The zombies just stand around most of the time, and having the same hatless-Mario sprites for nearly every zombie isn't all that impressive. Plus, the other characters are totally absent. What the hell? I know, I know, programming AI is hard. But you know what? Flash programmers do it just fine all the time. I've seen tons of Flash games out there that have perfectly functioning AI from NPCs. There's no reason not to have all the characters there, or at least fully functioning zombies.

Really, the only novelty of this is just the idea. NES Left 4 Dead. The graphics are unimaginative and uninspired, and that's not because it's 8-bit. Oh no, I've seen some seriously nice colorful graphics in a lot of NES games. Castlevania III had beautiful, colorful graphics, yet it still pulled off the creepy, dark atmosphere. The gameplay is far too simple. The music was alright, and the fact that he made it so close to the original music is pretty cool. But really, it just draws out the blandness of the game. Having such good music would have made it fantastic if it was actually a good translation.

My problem is that this is far too gimmicky to make it worthy of play. He only got people to play this because it has the name Left 4 Dead on it.

...also, all of what this guy said.

Oh hi there complaining masses who don't know how showing off an incomplete game works, say there are too few zombies? well watch this.

Granted it won't satisfy most people but whatever, I'm convinced. It's a pretty good effort for only one guy.

Also anybody saying the point was missed doesn't get how a demake works. You don't just make the same game with the exact same features but only pare down the graphics. That's not a demake. And it never will be. Even Gang Garrision eliminated a lot in translating TF2 down to 8-bit.

EDIT: I apologize if I come off caustic here but since this ironically seems reminiscent of another knee-jerk reaction to one video to a certain other game including the words "Left 4 Dead" I may have suffered a flashback.

Shouldn't it be called "Left 2 Die"? :P

I guess the NES can only have two players.

Like Gang Garrison 2

Francis hates being 8-bit.

I had heard Australia's version had the gore turned down but wow...

Ok, sorry.
Bad jokes aside, that looks pretty funny, if not a bit repetitive.

I have seen stuff that Eric had developed so I hope Valve releases this on Steam. Looks like a ton of fun.

AceDiamond:
Oh hi there complaining masses who don't know how showing off an incomplete game works, say there are too few zombies? well watch this.

Granted it won't satisfy most people but whatever, I'm convinced. It's a pretty good effort for only one guy.

Also anybody saying the point was missed doesn't get how a demake works. You don't just make the same game with the exact same features but only pare down the graphics. That's not a demake. And it never will be. Even Gang Garrision eliminated a lot in translating TF2 down to 8-bit.

EDIT: I apologize if I come off caustic here but since this ironically seems reminiscent of another knee-jerk reaction to one video to a certain other game including the words "Left 4 Dead" I may have suffered a flashback.

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Now that looks more complete and alot more fun to play! 8-bit Hunter is awesome.

i love 8-bit hunter

is it me, or did that seem kinda hard?

sure they made it to the sewers...but just barely....course that witch didnt help much.....

Contun:
Awesome.

took the words from my mouth. I was ninjad again.

Release 4 mah Gameboi, please.

...am i the only one who noticed this...or does 8-bit Louis look really dorky, but other than that it looks really good

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