A Journey Through the 8-Bit Legacy

Some of us grew up playing with the 8-bit system in the 80’s, bearing in mind how important Nintendo was in the video gaming industry those days, and how it helped to change the pop culture concept since then.

True to its style, Nintendo does not have forgotten the impact of some of its legendary sagas such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, or The Legend of Zelda among others, and it has been renewing those titles to the new generations, making some of them a staple for millions of gamers around the world.

So, it was not a shock, when the first amiibo figures landed to the market, that the Video Game Giant produced some of them in an 8-bit shape, having Mario (Classic and Modern colors) and Link. All of them were produced for the 30th anniversary of their respective franchise launches.

The Super Smash Bros universe reminds us through its champions the connection between Nintendo and the 8-bit culture. Among them we find some classic characters, such as Little Mac (Punch Out!), Duck Hunt, Hero (Dragon Quest), PAC-MAN, Sonic, Ryu (Street Fighter), Richter Belmont (Castlevania) and others, becoming all of them true icons of pop culture.

Beyond the playability of them in the Super Smash Bros saga, many of us also enjoy their amiibo NFC figures, being a faithful reflection of the legacy and the tradition of the 8-bit system until today.

But I always wonder if we will see new amiibo figures in an 8-bit shape, or new champions from those early days when we spent hours around coin-gobbling arcade machines.  So, the question is, which classic character would be great as a new Super Smash Bros champion and amiibo NFC figure? To me the answer is easy, Sir Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

Which one would be your favorite?

I invite all of you to know the APG experience joining the revolution and let me know if you’d like to know more in the comments below.

Javier Serrano

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