Check This Out: Awesome Watchmen 8-Bit Arcade Game
by Alex Billington
February 12, 2009
Like it or not, I am completely obsessed with all things Watchmen at the moment. I get to see it in about six days and there's nothing else I'm more excited for right now. I suggest everyone get into the same mood soon, too, it's fun, and I'm certain the payoff will be completely worth it in the end. That said, thanks to Collider, I stumbled across an awesome bit of viral marketing for Watchmen that is just too cool not to share. Over on the official UK website, there's a playable 8-bit arcade video game based on the movie that just kicks some serious ass. Really, it's so frickin' fun! Everyone needs to play this thing right now!
It's based on the Minutemen, the costumed heroes that existed before the Watchmen way back in the 1940s, and you can play as either the original Nite Owl or the original Silk Spectre and kick some bad guy ass like in old school arcade games. Oh how much fun this is! Just click the link below to check it out and enjoy!
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and is written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The film is an adaptation of Alan Moore's highly acclaimed award winning graphic novel of the same name. Watchmen officially arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more here on FS.net!
Great game, but way too easy and way too short. Once I learned that kick can go further than punch and that Jump was not needed (all discovered after the first onslaught of enemies), I don't think I was hit again the entire game. Only one level with a simple knife throwing boss. Anyways, it's not really about the quality of the game, but more so the viral marketing and how companies are not just making trailers and 30-second Super Bowl spots. They are getting creative and using some of that movie magic to create games and other "Cloverfield" campaigns. Great idea, except now I want to play a Level 2.
Scott on Feb 12, 2009
There is a set of proper 3d episodes coming soon for the xbox 360 soon, which is basically missions with you beating up bad guys Double Dragon style, could be good! Alex, have you read Watchmen now?
chris on Feb 12, 2009
Super jealous that you get to see Watchmen in 6 Days!
????? on Feb 12, 2009
When I noticed the trailer playing during Lost last night, it totally hit me that this film is out in less than a month. Time flies!
Chris Wren on Feb 12, 2009
Sorry to nit pick, but something caught my attention. the Watchmen was never an actual name for any group of heroes. There were the minute men, and the new guys were supposed to be the crime busters. The term watchmen actually refers to Who watches the watchmen. (Quis Custodiet ipsos custodes) which was used in Rome when Ceaser took power as a form of protest.
Eric Lankford on Feb 12, 2009
5- if you're someone who has never read The Watchmen but attracted to the trailers, you're most likely used to comic book superhero names and groups like Batman, Superman, X-Men, etc., so its just easier to call the group Watchmen based on the book title to avoid confusion.
sacredeye on Feb 12, 2009
Crapola on Feb 12, 2009
Thanks for the link. Reminds me of THE SIMPSONS machine game I spent so many hours on as a kid.
Ryan on Feb 12, 2009
i'm jealous you get to see the movie in six days!
root on Feb 12, 2009
I hope the song in the game makes it into the moive
Dan W on Feb 12, 2009
6- My hope is that someone brings up the original quote ("who watches the watchmen?") in the film, and "the watchmen" is an in-universe generic term for costumed heroes, as opposed to the formal name of their team.
AltWorlder on Feb 13, 2009
The best video games on the internet.
Pacman on Sep 29, 2009
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