Yes, you just read that correctly. There is now (a totally unofficial and probably unlicensed) NES-Style 8-bit version of Left 4 Dead available for download. It was created by Eric Ruth Games and is being touted as a “De-Make” (very clever wording if I can say so myself). It is being touted as being
“Lovingly recreated in a fashion that would have been acceptable in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, this de-make stands as the flagship title of the upcoming Pixel Force series from Eric Ruth Games. Go alone, or invite a friend for 2 player co-op against the zombie apocalypse in all 4 of the original game campaigns. 2 difficulties and all 4 of the survivors make a glorious 8-bit appearence [sic], complete with first and second tier weapons scattered along your path to escape.”
I’m sure many of the younger gamers checking out the picture are probably saying to themselves “what the hell kind of graphics are those” and to those people I say, the hell with you! These are the graphics that I grew up on. The gaming youth is spoiled growing up in an age of polygons, when we were lucky if the midi audio track came in stereo! Those feeling nostalgic need to download this game right now. There is a mirror to download it here, and also a torrent here. And an additional mirror is available on AtomicGamer as well. Just take a look at the preview video below if you need any more convincing!