The Best 8-bit Games

Update : Slimekeep added at rank #20.
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RINA: RhythmERROR (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The indie rhythm game RINA:RhythmERROR is now here, lighting up the retro electronic trend! Bring a unique BOSS Fight experience with the "ERROR Girls"!

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  • music
  • 8-bit
  • cyberpunk
  • rhythm
  • quick-time-event
  • sci-fi

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Tiny Thor (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Unleash the bouncy power of Mjölnir in this retro platformer. Use the mighty hammer and many other power-ups to travel the realms of Asgard. But watch out! Some mythical creatures will do everything to stop Thor from growing up.


  • platform
  • 8-bit
  • vikings
  • retro
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • cozy
  • precision
  • collectathon
  • music
  • 1990s
  • controller-support
  • boss-fight
  • arcade

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Astronite (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows

Astronite is a 1bit metroidvania that combines action, exploration, puzzles and platforms. Recover the planet where you and yours lived before it was invaded by strange creatures.


  • 8-bit
  • platform
  • souls
  • nonlinear
  • metroidvania
  • 2d
  • scroller
  • music
  • precision
  • action-adventure
  • open-world
  • pixel
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • shooter

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Pattaya (2023)

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Android PC Windows

This is an AVG, a GALGAME, a visual novel, a funny and hilarious game. In this game, our protagonist Dude and his friend Jimmy will go together to visit the charming streets, pubs, yoga studio, massage shop and hotel of Pattaya, Thailand.


  • 2d
  • 8-bit
  • visual-novel
  • lovecraftian
  • music
  • movie
  • casual
  • funny
  • platform
  • drama

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Beast Slayer (2023)

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PC Windows

Embark on an adventure in an 8-bit open world where monsters roam free. Track down and defeat dangerous beasts. With different classes & genders, skills & spells, each time you play will be different. Feel the nostalgia as you listen to an 8-bit soundtrack while flying on the wings of a dragon.

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  • 8-bit
  • japanese
  • nonlinear
  • rpg
  • class
  • music
  • open-world
  • retro
  • character
  • 1990s
  • choices
  • jrpg
  • 1980s
  • dungeon-crawler
  • action-adventure

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Beat Blitz (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Android

“Beat Blitz” is a hardcore rhythm-platforming experience. Jump and Roll your way through a gauntlet of platforming challenges, all while collecting beats to create dope music!


  • music
  • 8-bit
  • electronic
  • precision
  • rhythm
  • platform
  • 1980s
  • runner

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Quest Of Graal (2022)

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PC Windows

Race with up to 4 players in this frantic combat platformer! Dash through 20+ stages, wield magical items, and use the power of the golden statues to overcome monsters, beat your opponents, and catch the cup first!

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  • 8-bit
  • racing
  • swordplay
  • local
  • attack
  • score
  • parkour
  • pvp
  • multiplayer
  • 4-player
  • music
  • pixel
  • competitive
  • comedy
  • platform

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Mira's Brush (2022)

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PC Windows

Mira's Brush is a cute color based platformer. As a house painter, use Mira's magic brush to steal color from enemies and use those colors to jump, dash and figure her way through Chromaland. 🌈🖌️

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  • platform
  • 8-bit
  • nostalgia
  • precision
  • immersive
  • 2d
  • music
  • metroidvania
  • colourful
  • scroller
  • action-adventure
  • cute
  • family-friendly
  • exploration
  • retro

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Gravity Magician (2022)

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PC Windows

Gravity Magician is a pixel art gravity controlled puzzle game.


  • 8-bit
  • music
  • logic
  • magic
  • dungeon-crawler
  • choices
  • family-friendly
  • pixel

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Super Retro Retry (2023)

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PC Windows

100 levels, some are easy, some not, sometimes flipped horizontally, sometimes flipped vertically, always randomized! And ONE SINGLE LIFE. Customize your experience. Are you ready for the ultimate Retro challenge? Are you ready for Retry?

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  • 8-bit
  • platform
  • nonlinear
  • precision
  • minimalist
  • 2d
  • music
  • 1990s
  • perma-death
  • 1980s
  • psychedelic
  • abstract
  • pixel
  • arcade
  • retro

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