16 bit Video Game of Thrones A Song of Ice and Fire

After an amazing first season of Game of Thrones, fans of the show are anxious for more. Most have run to their nearest bookstore to buy everything George R. R. Martin has ever written – in hopes of finding out what the Starks and the Lannisters are going to do next.

As a gamer, you may be looking forward to the upcoming Game of Thrones: Genesis, but (in the meantime) what if someone made a Game of Thrones videogame back when characters were just sprites – and made-up of only a few pixels?

We’ve seen 8 and 16 bit recreations of current generation titles such as Left 4 Dead and Assassin’s Creed before – but this old school game parody takes the cake.

College Humor has created a SPOILER-FILLED short clip of what Game of Thrones would look like as a title from the Super Nintendo era.

You can take a look below but be WARNED the video contains SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 1:

The instantly recognizable intro music flying over a Final Fantasy inspired map of Kings Landing is simultaneously exciting, like a new episode of the series, and nostalgic of the 16 bit RPG’s of the 90s.

RPG battles and Dance Dance Revolution female domination are hilarious game play elements – and the jokes are perfect generalizations that poke fun at the characters as well as how the show is written. The character and level design is fairly accurate and well done for 16 bits – a little less detailed than the screens for Game of Thrones: Genesis?

Game of Thrones Iron Thrones Screenshot

Last year a few Game of Thrones: Genesis details, a prequel to a Song of Ice and Fire, were announced. The gameplay promises to be an intriguing mix of battle and diplomacy. Maybe Cyanide Studio should take a few notes from College Humor and be sure include some of the more “fun” parts.

What did you think of the 16 bit video? Are you looking forward taking your shot at the iron throne in Game of Thrones: Genesis? Let us know in the comments.

Game of Thrones: Genesis is due out on PC sometime in 2011.

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