Ferris Bueller's Day Off 8-Bit Cinema

While the John Hughes comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off may be a classic, it’s hardly worthy of getting a video game adaptation. However, that hasn’t stopped the folks at CineFix from giving the comedy starring Matthew Broderick the 8-Bit Cinema treatment, turning the high school hooky shenanigans into an old school video game.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 8-Bit Cinema hits all the right notes, literally, because there’s some awesome 8-bit soundtrack versions of the songs from the movie. Oh, and the very short, abridged versions of entire scenes are pretty amusing.

Here’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 8-Bit Cinema from CineFix:

While I enjoy this particular 8-Bit Cinema tribute, I will say that I’m a little disappointed that there wasn’t a quick sidestep to the valet guys driving the 1961 Ferrari 250GT California around Chicago like mad men, but that’s just me. Also, a whole separate game could be made about Edward Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) trying to break into Ferris Bueller’s house.

While we’re here, if you can get your hands on one of the older DVD copies of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (as in not the Bueller…Bueller…Edition), then I implore you to listen to the director’s commentary by John Hughes. He offers some fascinating insight into the making of the movie, not to mention some stuff that ended up getting cut.

For example, there’s actually much more backstory to Charlie Sheen‘s character, and even a character name, so much that his family’s name (Volbeck) is actually on the tow truck that takes away Rooney’s car from the front of the Bueller house. In addition, did you know that there are actually more Bueller kids than Ferris and Jeanie (Jennifer Grey)? Hughes notes that the only evidence left of their existence in the movie are some drawings clearly done by younger children on the refrigerator. That’s just some of the good stuff you’ll find on the commentary track. The more you know…

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