Ever wondered what more recent entries in the Pokémon franchise would look like if they’d released back in the 1990s on the good old Game Boy Color? Well, wonder no more, as talented pixel artist Sindorman has tweeted out a couple of fantastic recreations of some early moments from 2019’s Pokémon Sword & Shield, painstakingly remade in Photoshop to make it seem as though they’re playing out on Nintendo’s 24-year-old handheld.
As reported by Dextero, Sindorman has been showing off his skills as a pixel Pokémon artist in a series of tweets depicting a handful of early sequences from Sword & Shield, the first of which shows a trainer choosing their starter Pokémon in the Galar region of the game. Just look at how cute Scorbunny, Sobble and Grooky look here, and Hop is really rocking that ’90s pixel style:
In another tweet, Sindorman shows off a brilliant recreation of the game’s very first encounter with the nefarious Team Yell and rival trainer, Marnie:
The artist also links to an excellent Game Boy remix of Sword & Shield’s Postwick theme, which really does make a perfect accompaniment to these super nostalgic recreations.
If only the whole game was playable in this style, we’d be straight into the loft digging out our old Game Boy Color right now! Guess we’ll just have to make do with the whole thing whetting our appetite for the imminent arrival of spin-off title Pokémon Legends: Arceus on 28th November.
What do you think of Sindorman’s pixel perfect Game Boy Color recreations? As always, let us know in the comments.