With how ridiculously life-like computer graphics are these days, it's hard to believe that there was ever a time when video game heroes were represented by crude gatherings of giant pixels that often offered less detail than a cluster of Legos. Thankfully technology has advanced. That being said, those 8 and 16 bit graphics have a kitschy, throwback appeal that can't be denied (see last season's Community video game episode). So here we offer you a slideshow of your favorite characters in fantasy and sci-fi, rendered in glorious 8 and 16 bit form!
Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.