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'Godzilla' in 8-bit: A beast of a retro good time

This homage to our favorite giant kaiju and actor Bryan Cranston may be better than the 2014 "Godzilla" movie itself.

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Godzilla looks intimidating even in 8-bit. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

While fans may still be split over the new "Godzilla" movie by director Gareth Edwards, starring Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe, this tribute done as an 8-bit video game is downright delightful.

This "Godzilla" in 8-bit video from Cinefix, posted by IGN on Monday, shows various exciting scenes from the 2014 movie, in a much less special effects-driven format. Even Godzilla destroying San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge is heavily pixilated.

The video tribute also has the kind of glorious music you'd hear if this was the '80s and you were battling Godzilla on with your original NES.

Now that there's a "Godzilla" sequel in the works with Edwards directing, perhaps we'll see more 8-bit homages like these in the future.