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Video Game Review: Manos: The Hands of Fate

14 April 2016 8:49 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

I’m not crazy and you’re not reading this wrong. There’s a video game adaptation of Manos: The Hands Of Fate (yes, that film, the one that gives Plan 9 From Outer Space a run for its money).

What’s even more bizarre is that it’s an 8 bit game not from 1985 but rather, 2015.

As strange as this might sound, it makes perfect sense. If good movies usually make for bad 8 bit gameplay, then perhaps bad films make for good 8 bit gameplay.

If you’ve ever played an old school platforming shooter, then you know exactly what to expect from Manos: The Hands Of Fate. It’s basically Castlevania (with some references to the series) meets Mega Man. But even if you’ve never played either of those series, the enemy patterns and attacks, decaying blocks, and platforming are straight out of the Nes era. And even if »

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