PAX 2013 – Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land Hands-On

An 80′s inspired show deserves an 80′s inspired game. That’s just what WayForward and D3 Publisher deliver with Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land.

After being sucked into a video game Mordecai and Rigby must fight their way through four 8-bit worlds. Facing peril after peril the two must combine their unique abilities to overcome the challenges in front of them. Familiar characters and that Regular Show sense of humor surely will make 8-bit Land a fan favorite. Combining platforming, side-scrolling space shooter, and top-down shooter Regular Show achieves its target level of nostalgia.

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land is unique in that it is made for kids, but not today’s kids. The nostalgia factor runs deeper than just the game’s look and chiptune sound, this game is hard. Not just a little difficult. It’s 8-bit era beat your head against the wall in frustration hard. The combination of cute humorousness and absolute dedication to 8-bit era gameplay may leave you dumbfounded and wondering if the humor is directed at you. Yes, you might start to wonder if the game is making fun of you. Mean spirited game makers aside, that dedication to 8-bit makes Regular Show. The three elements of gameplay (platforming, side scrolling shooter, top-down shooter) are all done right, with a level of attention and care that makes the game feel like it just stepped out of the eighties.

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ALEX BAUMAN is COIN-OP TV’s features writer/contributor. Alex is a Seattle area writer who has been covering the games industry since 2008 with three years of contributing for the Examiner.com. Alex has covered numerous events, including regular trips to PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) in Seattle. Husband, father, and life long gamer Alex embraces his unnatural Xbox 360 obsession with vigor; sometimes sacrificing food and/or sleep for that next achievement.