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04th Oct 2017

Stranger Things is now a retro 8-bit video game on your smartphone

Paul Moore

Grab the Eggos and get retro.

There are only a few weeks to wait until our lives are turned upside down by the arrival of Stranger Things Season 2 and to mark this event, Netflix has surprised fans by releasing an 8-bit game of the beloved show.

If you loved those iconic NES games then you’re in luck because the Stranger Things game lets you play as seven characters from the show where you’re tasked with saving the town of Hawkins.

In the game, you’ll be able to see your favourite locations like Mirkwood Forest and Hawkins Lab, while also uncovering exciting areas you’ve never seen before.

Stranger Things: The Game includes seven playable characters, six dungeons to explore and more than 30 quests to complete.

There are also Eggos to find, two game modes, an unlockable trailer and an update for the game expected to hit on October 27th, alongside Season Two of the show.

Here’s a description of the game from the creators: “Add characters to your party. Solve puzzles using their unique abilities. Lucas can nail things from afar with his Wrist Rocket. Nancy has a whole bag of bats to swing. Punch your way to answers with Hopper, who’s also not afraid to don his dashing yellow haz mat suit for a little Upside Down action.

“Born after 1984? You might want to start with Normal difficulty, which lets you explore at your own pace. Death isn’t even that bad. However, if you’ve honed your skills on the unforgiving games of yesteryear, then Classic is the soul-crushing mode for you. Completionist? Collect all the Eggos and Gnomes. Complete the full VHS library. Check off all the achievements. Who knows what secret characters or exclusive, never-before-seen-footage- of-Season-2 they might unlock…”

The game is available today for free (with no in-app purchases) on the IOS App Store and Google Play.

Take a look.

Clip via – BonusXP