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What If ‘Angry Birds’ Was a Retro Video Game?

'Angry Birds' as an 80s Game

Ever wonder what ‘Angry Birds‘ would look like if it was created way back in the ’80s? The folks at have reimagined the massively successfully mobile game as an 8-bit creation complete with blocky sprites and cheesy MIDI music. Maybe it’s just us, but this makes us miss our old Commodore 64 terribly.

The video begins with a user running the game from a command line (ah, that takes us back), followed by the whirring sounds of a clunky disk drive. Then, we’re treated to a crude rendition of the ‘Angry Birds’ playing field with a square-shaped (yes, square) red bird.

After the gamer successfully destroys two pigs, the game transitions to a seizure-inducing flashing screen that boldly proclaims “Well done!” On second thought, maybe ’80s games weren’t so great after all. We’ll stick with our smartphones and next-gen gaming consoles, thank you.

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