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Original Star Wars trilogy retold as a retro video game

8-Bit Cinema turns to the dark side with this pixelated tribute to Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and all our favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away.

Can you name all the characters in this pixelated Mos Eisley Cantina?
Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Most of us know the original Star Wars trilogy by heart, and many of us grew up playing retro video games. So what could be better than a combination of the two?

CineFix has reimagined the original Star Wars films -- "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" -- as very pixelated, very fun old-school 8-bit and 16-bit video games.

It's not surprising that the movies work well as old-school video games. After all, rescuing a princess, dueling with Darth Vader and battling alongside Ewoks make for a fun video game experience. And yes, in this version Han Solo shoots Greedo first in the Cantina. It even includes Yoda's crazy laugh.

In between gaming segments, anime-style illustrations of the main characters recreate memorable Star Wars scenes, from "that's no moon" to Princess Leia and Han Solo's famous "I love you" moment.

Remarkably, John Williams' unforgettable Star Wars music holds up when remade as an 8-bit soundtrack.

In the past, CineFix's 8-Bit Cinema has made pixelated tributes to popular movies including "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and TV shows such as "The Walking Dead."