Game#6 of the 1986 World Series: An 8-Bit NES Re-creation

If there’s one thing that’s great about the Internet, it’s the people with way too much time on their hands, God bless ’em. This video here just absolutely blows me away as it perfectly re-creates the bottom of the 10th inning in Game#6 of the 1986 World Series with the old-school NES game, R.B.I. Baseball. This is the inning where the New York Mets overcame a 5-3 deficit against the Boston Red Sox with two outs and staged a miraculous comeback to avoid elimination. The person behind this has re-recreated every single play from the inning in R.B.I. Baseball and perfectly synched it up with Vin Scully’s original commentary from the game. I just cannot fathom the amount of time and patience that must have gone into creating this! It’s impossible to accurately predict where the baseball is going to go once you hit it, so each play would have required numerous takes to get it right. The biggest headache had to have been re-creating the final play of the game where the ground ball went through Bill Buckner’s legs. You cannot just make a player commit an error in R.B.I. Baseball. It’s just one of those things that randomly happens. Anyway, here’s a great article on the complications involved in getting this made.

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