Old School Vs. New School

It’s a question that has been long asked by Retro fans…when you really get down to it…which is better? The “Old School” games from the days of the Atari 2600, Intellivision, Vectrex, and Colecovision? Or do the “New School” current generation games from the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC reign supreme?

Thanks to this fan made video from Rocket Jump we can now briefly witness the fight between the likes of Lara Croft and the Lunar Lander, Nathan Drake and Leon Kennedy vs. Asteroids…and much more!

[Via] FreddieW’s YouTube Channel


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9 thoughts on “Old School Vs. New School

  1. The only thing that would have made this more awesome is if he hadn’t used the saucer from Asteroids as the Centipede sound effect.
    And where the heck was Master Chief the whole time?

  2. Matt Stilwell says:

    If that woman who doesn’t look the least bit like Lara Croft is supposed to be Lara Croft, I don’t know who anyone else is supposed to be. Unless that guy with the bat is supposed to be Paperboy….which if he is, why is it a man instead of a boy ?

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Old school, of course.
    Though it’s hard not to have a good time in any era of video-gaming.

    And in the new school gang, there’s the guy from Uncharted, I believe (with the kerchief).

    I could watch this in feature length.
    Not just because I enjoy watching my 8-bit family kick higher-bit digibutt.
    Well, maybe, mostly.

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