Back in the heyday of the Second Great Age of Video Game Consoles, the Era of Eight-bit, Mega Man was easily my favorite series of video games. Not only were the games fun and challenging, but Keiji Inafune’s distinctive cartoony graphics made them charming as well:
As a result, I was generally amused to find Christopher Bringhurst‘s awesome mash-up of popular characters from all branches of nerddom (movies, cartoons, and video games) re-envisioned in the iconic Mega Man style:
To my chagrin, however, I could find no Doctor Who characters in Megamalgamation, a problem I decided to fix. I busted out my graph paper and began rendering an Eleventh Doctor in Mega Man style before I realized I needed to find some kind of “8-bit art” program to render them onscreen. With a little help from Google, I found such a program… but also found that folks had beaten me to the Gallifreyan punch.
He’s also produced this epic Mega Man meets Gauntlet 8-bit battle:
or iheart8bit‘s (cross-stitched!) Doctor montage.
Some folks go even beyond that, making video-game inspired video-art. For example, Ferret’s Rage has created a splash screen for a (sadly nonexistent) 8-bit Doctor Who game:
The good Docotr (Octorok, that is) has also put together an intro for a 16-bit Eleventh Doctor game:
but at least this time we can watch it be played!
Going in the other direction, KaiClavier has put together an intro for a decidedly anique, pre-console Doctor Who computer game:
And if that wasn’t retro enough for you, MrSolidSake745 gives us the Doctor Who theme played not as if it were coming out of a 1980′s floppy-disk drive game, but out of the actual 1980′s floppy-disk drives themselves: