Slay Bloodsuckers Of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' With 8-Bit Abeby: Posted:
If we're being completely honest, the video below explains exactly why "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" really would have found a wonderful home being made circa 1990 or so.
To further build anticipation for the most campy, ridiculous movie to sell tickets like hotcakes on its title alone since "Snakes On A Plane," 20th Century Fox threw Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatch into crafting a near three-minute speed run through an imagined 8-bit "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" tie-in that looks like it could have given Konami's Castlevania franchise a run for its Holy water and stakes, had it ever seen the Nintendo Entertainment System's light of day.
Actually, would the movie and a typical NES title's depth of plot and character really be that dissimilar? You play as Abraham Lincoln. You go forth and kill vampires. And might I say, giving Lincoln a Gettysburg Address "Speech Attack?" That is just inspired.
For that matter, side-scrolling titles are really pretty simple to crank out. And actually, Ubisoft's Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World downloadable title was surprisingly great fun. Maybe Fox should throw a little more consideration into this, and seriously ponder making a full-fledged PC game. It's not like the entire NES library isn't already playable via emulators already, after all.
Give a look at the video, and tell us: given the chance, would you spend a few minutes playing this?