The Overwatch Theme Gets the 80s Treatment and It’s Magical


Only 80s kids will remember.

If Overwatch existed in the 80s, you could bet that a weekly sci-fi TV show would accompany an 8-bit, side-scrolling game likely released onto then NES or Atari 7800.

It’s weird how YouTuber xViperLink is able you nostalgic for an old-school Overwatch TV series, but by tweaking the classic Overwatch theme and putting a few filters over the usually HD animated shorts, they are able to do just that.

Bonus tip, if you want it to feel even more 80s then set your quality settings to 144p for the full, grainy effect. 1080p just doesn’t quite do the job.

You can download the song yourself for free here, and check out other Overwatch songs from xViperLink on their Patreon like a homage to Mercy set to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”.


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