Star Lord and the gang of Guardians of the Galaxy may zip around the galaxy in faster than light ships, outwitting powerful nemeses and rescuing everyone from certain and imminent death but they are at heart ’80s kids – well onetime Earthling Peter Quill aka Star Lord who clings doggedly to his precious Walkman come what may, even at the risk of not escaping space prison the Kyln – and all they want to do is wander their world in glorious 8-bit video glory.
(According to the amazing Bonnie Burton, from whose c|net article this post is sourced, it’s actually 16-bit thus underlining I didn’t play anywhere near enough video games as a child; my bad).
So David and Henry Dutton from Cinefix have given them their wish and you can see them zipping here, there and everywhere, with Ronan in hot pursuit, in this brilliantly-realised gaming tribute to the surprise Marvel cinema hit of 2014.
It is a wonderful way to while away the time, well some of it at least, till the sequel to this good humoured- bright, light fun and yet emotionally-poignant film is released in July 2017.
Right that’s a while away so you need more than this delightful video tribute to keep you going but hey, it’s a start.