This 16-Bit Animation of the Snapture is Giving Us All the Infinity War Feels

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Bad news, everyone! Avengers: Infinity War‘s epic downer ending remains just as tragic in 16-bit animation as it did in the movie theater. But at least we can marvel at the painstaking work that went into this crazy accurate rendition of the Avengers’ final battle against Thanos in Wakanda.

The animation, which is posted on Mr. Sunday Movies, was made by John Stratman, who has been making 8-bit and 16-bit animations of all of our favorite comic book film scenes. He previously made a 16-bit animation of the Thanos attack on Titan that garnered over 4 million views on YouTube.

Stratman said of the new video, “Since the first 16-bit Infinity War scene ended with Thanos grabbing 5 out of 6 Infinity Stones, I was eager to continue to see him grab the final one. Both the fight on Titan and the final fight in Wakanda are easily some of the most iconic scenes in Infinity War. Continuing to adapt the movie felt nearly inevitable.”

Stratman, whose videos end with split-screen comparisons to the original film, shows how detailed his renditions are of the epic battle scenes. “It was extremely satisfying to figure out the effect of the characters dissolving into ash. I did my best to make it as haunting as the original.”

Fans of old school video games will appreciate all the vintage touches in the videos. I especially enjoyed Thanos flashing red as he was taking on damage, final boss-style. While these videos have us craving a real 16-bit Avengers game, Stratman says he has not heard from anyone at Marvel. “I don’t know if anybody involved in the movie has seen it, but some of my work has been acknowledged by people involved in the films I’ve parodied before,” said Stratman. “If that happens with this, that’ll be great, but I’m just happy people are enjoying it.”

(via SyfyWire, image: screengrab)

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