We’ve seen some awesome video game re-creations in Minecraft, like Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and World of Warcraft. But what we love even more are the retro, 2D re-creations like this one made for the Nintendo classic Castlevania.
Nick "Nario" Hagman--aka DJ17Nario on YouTube--made his pixel-to-block perfect re-creation of the first Castlevania with absolutely no mods aside from a single texture pack. The whole process took over 100 hours of build time in the course of 37 straight days.
The re-creation includes every single platform, candle, and sub-weapon from the original NES game. What’s even more incredible is that Nick laid out all the background layers by hand--including Dracula’s castle looming off in the distance.
The only thing that’s missing are the bats that always seem to bump into you while you’re in mid-jump. There aren’t any real mobs or creeps to speak of in the game, probably due to a lack of creature generation tools. You will, however, encounter a few bosses in block form that you need whittle down with your whip.
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