Sochi highlight reel gets retro video game treatment
FEB 25, 2014 3:05p ET
Here's a retro take on your standard Olympic highlight reel:
The good folks over at Deadspin have combined commentary from the best of the Winter Games with the old-school graphics from NES, Sega Genesis, and PSX video games, recreating a doubly nostalgic video of some of Sochi's biggest events. Check out Deadspin's full video here.
Highlights include when USA's T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal against Russian Sergei Bobrovski:
And when Ted Ligety rallied back to win his alpine skiing gold. Points to the producers for cleverly including the players' scores and rankings:
Though retro video games and Sochi seem to take to each other about as well as Dutch speedskaters take to Olympic medals. The Jamaican bobsled team, as you remember, used 8-bit graphics for their catchy theme song video.
And this mashup of speedskating and Mario Kart powered up short track to exciting new levels.