8 bit wallpaper splash

The oldies are the goodies, so they say. With nostalgia for the original games, 8-bit has become a niche genre that is still holding true for some retro style games and gamers. While the early days of Atari and Nintendo required 8-bit gaming, modern technology is very much past its blocky forebears. Yet, some modern classics stick to 8-bit roots.

Today’s Wallpapers of the Week selection features a mix of old and new. Where Mario is the classic 8-bit side scroller, modern games like Minecraft keep the spirit alive, although as a stylistic choice, not a technological requirement.

8-Bit Wallpapers

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Download Sword & Sworcery EP: iPad; iPhone

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Download Mario: iPad

Monument Valley

Download Monument Valley: iPhone

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Download Yoshi: iPhone

8-bit Htc One M8 Wallpapers

Download 8 bit: iPhone

Super Mario Nintendo Wallpapers for Galaxy S5

Download Super Mario Bros: iPhone

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Download Minecraft: iPad; iPhone

super_mario_bros wallpaper

Download Super Mario: iPhone

Zelda 02 wallpaper

Download Zelda A Link to the Past: iPhone

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Download Super Mario: iPhone

Submissions

As with every post, we ask readers to link up with their own favorite wallpapers. Find me on Twitter @jim_gresham for musings and wallpapers. If you have images you would like considered, shoot them my way.

Top image placeit.net