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Friday, April 09, 2021

block-rockin' beatdown
In the grand tradition of Hollywood’s spectacularly-destructive edifice envy, New York City gets an 8-bit beatdown in Patrick Jean’s short film, “Pixels”:

The old coin-op characters never looked so good. I particularly liked how the Tetris blocks conspired to drop-wedge onto the skyscrapers, destroying them floor-by-floor via the game’s horizontal-row completion. My second-favorite is the Breakout paddle pulverizing the Brooklyn Bridge, appropriately brick-by-brick. And I was glad to see representation by Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders in this playful carnage. Bonus image: A flyby view, about 1:21 in, of the Atari logo on one of the buildings in the Manhattan skyline.

I just wanna know who was holding the joystick while this videogamed assault was running wild. And what his/her final high score was.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 04/09/2021 10:36am
Category: Creative, Movies, New Yorkin', Videogames
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