The Making of Wrestle Jam

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One of the things I really loved about Darren Aronofsky‘s The Wrestler is all of the amazing little details that add to the authenticity. One of the details I mentioned in my previous review was the NES-style old school pro wrestling video game Wrestle Jam that Randy “The Ram” Robinson plays in a scene with his young neighbor. In one of our previous interviews with Aronofsky, the director revealed that they actually created the game seen in the movie just for that scene.

Kotaku has an interview with motion graphics artist Kristyn Hume and programmer Randall Furino, the brother and sister team that created the game from scratch. The game, which took a month to create, even came with a custom theme, an original 8-bit score composed by musician J. You can barely hear the track, titled “8-bit Wrestler” in the actual movie itself, but you can listen to the whole thing on YouTube. Any fan of the old school 8-bit video game music will definitely dig this track. Read the whole article about the creation behind the game on Kotaku.

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