Retro Games With Realistic Sound Effects Are Creepier Than You Think

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Have you ever wondered what old-school video games would sound like if someone replaced all of the original blips and blops with super-realistic sound effects from the real world?

No? Me neither, but let me tell you that in some cases it’s actually friggin’ creepy as all hell. Thanks to sound designer Jake Kaufman, you can now experience Contra with real machine guns, Pac-man making nom nom noises, Mega Man clanking around in his armor and more. Some of it is funny and some of it is so friggin’ strange.

All I know is that you have to check it out. Video after the jump.

Below is the original Mario video that caught people’s attention.

If this gave you a giggle, then be sure to go and check out the great video game “de-makes” that we posted up a while back, where an artist created old-looking versions of newer games. You can check them out here.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: March 11, 2011

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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