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Apex Legends gives fans a taste of the 8-bit life – and we want more

Published: 18/Apr/2019 18:33 Updated: 19/Apr/2019 2:02

by Eli Becht


The creativity of the Apex Legends community continues to know no bounds as one fan created an 8-bit ‘demake,’ and it looks so amazing that we’re a little sad it’s not a real thing.

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Apex Legends released in February 2019, but that hasn’t stopped this fan from showing what it would have looked like if it released 30 years earlier on the original Game Boy.

While Apex Legends probably wouldn’t be the best game to play on a Game Boy, it’s still cool to see an idea of what it would look like.

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What would Apex Legends look like as a Game Boy game? 

The video was uploaded to Reddit by user SupahMunch, showing Apex Legends’ main menu screen and what it would look on a Game Boy.

We don’t see any actual gameplay, as a Game Boy would probably explode if it tried to play a game like this, but it’s still interesting to get a glimpse.

What if Apex Legends was a GameBoy game? from r/apexlegends

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The video pulls a bit of a bamboozle as it’s over 20 seconds long, but only flashes the title screen – which just leaves fans wanting more.

Someone offered to make a playable 8-bit Apex

While the initial Reddit thread wasn’t a playable game, someone in the comments said they could take a crack at it.


“I can make one if you are desperate (playable one),” wrote Reddit user BOMBZ_Dev. 


Another Redditor asked a bot to remind him in a year where he was informed that should be more than enough time.

“Should be enough actually, starting the project tomorrow morning,” they concluded, much to the delight of eager players. 

Respawn EntertainmentCould we soon be able to squad up with an 8-bit version of Apex Legends?

Will the demake actually get made?

Demakes are something we see pretty often with video games, as a lot of popular games undergo the treatment.

Unfortunately, we don’t usually get to see them to fruition completely, as was the case with this Breath of the Wild demake before it was shut down back in 2017. 


Given the popularity of Apex Legends, it’s unlikely that EA would allow this demake to last for very long if it actually is made into a full game.