Retro cool! The Fast and the Furious got one unexpected makeover this week when it was reinvented as a throwback video game.
CineFix debuted "The Fast and The Furious - 8 Bit Cinema" on Tuesday, March 31, taking the 2001 original back to the 1980s. The clip reimagines The Fast and the Furious as an early video game, complete with an electronic soundtrack and a prompt to press start.
The game starts with a directive to "infiltrate Dominic Toretto's gang," referring to Vin Diesel's street racer character. Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner is then introduced in cartoon form, driving the video game streets in a red truck.
Old-school video game fight scenes soon take place, as the rest of the Fast and the Furious crew make appearances. Operating character O'Conner, the game shows the options for a street race, choosing a car, driving function, and power boost.
The story of the inaugural Fast & Furious franchise film continues, as cars are destroyed, more shoot-outs and fight scenes are shown, and a friendship forms between O'Conner and Toretto.
Take it back to the '80s and watch the 8-bit version of The Fast and the Furious above!