Fortnite is the hottest thing in gaming right now, especially when you look at just the number of people playing the game, ranging from celebrities to athletes, and all the kids across the world. As of writing this article, there are well over 200m registered Fortnite players worldwide, which is huge; literally huge to call it a phenomenon. Fortnite was originally revealed as a co-op PvE by Epic Games in 2011 at the Spike Video Game Awards, but it wasn’t until September 2017 when the game developer released the “now-popular” Battle Royale mode.
According to Statista, over 60% of the overall player base of Fortnite are in the age-group of 18-24 or below, suggesting that most of the people who play the game weren’t alive during the 8-bit era of gaming; however, for some of us, it’d still bring up some nostalgia from the old days. Back when we were playing 8-bit masterpieces like Contra, Super Mario, Sonic, The Legend of Zelda etc. – who thought videos games like Fortnite would be possible? Anyway, if you’ve wondered what an 8-bit Fortnite makeover would like, go ahead and watch the video below from Gamology:
The video shows Fortnite in the classic 8-bit arcade style, starting off with game mode selection (didn’t really have many options back then, did we?) to character selection, the legendary battle bus, dropping, material collection, looting chests and almost every aspect of Fortnite BR. The video takes us through different levels with shooting action that looks more like Contra and like Asteroids in some parts, obviously with the popular dance combos of Fortnite. Towards the end, Rabbit Raider is shown to be fighting with a John Wick-like character, supposedly a level boss; without the extreme difficulty of BR, that is.
So, what do you think? Would you like to play this game? Let us know in the comments.