Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead

Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead 1.1

Left 4 Dead as seen in the 80s!

Left 4 Dead and its sequel are maybe the best Zombie shooters, and cooperative multiplayer games ever made. What if it was released on the original Nintendo Entertainment System? View full description

PROS

  • Lovingly recreated
  • Great music and 8-bit graphics
  • Two player

CONS

  • No saves
  • Difficult

Are the controls easy to master?

Good
7

Left 4 Dead and its sequel are maybe the best Zombie shooters, and cooperative multiplayer games ever made. What if it was released on the original Nintendo Entertainment System?

That's what developer Eric Ruth wondered, apparently loving both Left 4 Dead and the NES. He has remade the game as Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead. This isn't a low-fi conversion, but an attempt to make the game as if it actually came out in the 80s. This means no 3D, fat sprites and a cartoon 8-bit look.

Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead is one or two player, on the same keyboard, and has two difficulty levels. There are two weapons to switch between, basically a machine gun or shotgun, and a pitifully useless pistol. Zombies rush at you if they see you, and take a few shots to kill, making it pretty hard.

You only have one life, and there are no saves. This sounds harsh, and it is, but it's also in line with the 80s Nintendo feel. Whether that's a part of 80s gaming you have nostalgia for is questionable! Never the less, the sound, graphics and gameplay really do feel genuine, so if you're a retro head, you'll love Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead.

Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead is a fun, if challenging piece of cool retro gaming that will really make you feel like it's 1986!

Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead

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Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead 1.1

— User reviews — about Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead

  • "Help!"

    Please i need some help! How the heck do you shoot?!!! I need some help with shooting, I know how to move and switch gun... More.

    reviewed on July 6, 2011

  • HORK123

    by HORK123

    "pixel madness"

    l4d pixel force was brilliant! although u do end up dieng alot, its addictive! however at the end of death toll the game... More.

    reviewed on October 23, 2010