What if Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic book series had been adapted to television in the 1980's, when the Nintendo Home Entertainment System was king of the consoles? It's very possible that we would have seen The Walking Dead brought to 8-bit life in an NES game. If this "what if?" has ever crossed your mind, wonder no more, as David Dutton at CineFix has recreated the first two seasons of The Walking Dead with 8-bit technology. Humor and horror abound watching key moments from the show replicated with crude (but still beautiful in their own way) graphics and the stripped-down storytelling of an NES game, accompanied by delightfully retro music seemingly pulled straight out of an ’80's arcade by Henry Dutton.

Having easily surpassed its 10,000 likes goal, CineFix is set to release the 8-bit version of seasons three and four of The Walking Dead next Wednesday, March 25th, unless it trends on Twitter or Facebook—then it will debut next Monday, March 23rd. Whenever it's released, we'll be sure to share it right here on Daily Dead. In the meantime, from Rick's rude awakening in the hospital to his discovery of the prison, you can enjoy the first two seasons of The Walking Dead depicted in 8-bit style right now:

"CineFix presents the first two seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16 bit ;) game tech.

Today we present the first two seasons of The Walking Dead the form of an Old School video game!

8-bit Cinema "gamifies" your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters (and now TV shows) into 80's arcade and NES inspired action!

And this time, THERE’S MORE! A Part 2 is waiting! Unlock Seasons 3-4 of 8-Bit Cinema, The Walking Dead:

10,000 Likes - unlocks next Wednesday

#8bitWalkingDead Trending on Twitter and/or Facebook - unlocks next Monday"

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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