Download 8 Bit Games - Best Software & Apps

  • WIDCOMM Bluetooth for Windows 10 & 8

    12.0.1.940

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wireless Technology for a Range of Devices

    8
    40 votes
    • PROS: Freedom from cables, Interaction between wide range of devices
    • CONS: Limited range of some devices, Potential interference if devices are too close together
  • Mario Builder

    11.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make New Mario Adventures in Mario Builder

    10
    14 votes
    • PROS: Uses elements from classic Mario titles., Everything you need for your own Mario game.
    • CONS: Less sophisticated than Super Mario Maker., Not compatible with Nintendo devices.
  • RETRY

    1.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Retro tap-to-fly fun from the makers of Angry Birds

    8
    4 votes
    • PROS: Insanely addictive gameplay, Beautiful 8-bit graphics, Fun music, Lots of achievements to unlock
    • CONS: No online leaderboards
  • Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Left 4 Dead as seen in the 80s!

    7
    389 votes
    • PROS: Lovingly recreated, Great music and 8-bit graphics, Two player
    • CONS: No saves, Difficult
  • Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch

    1d

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A 3D tribute to the blue bomber!

    8
    256 votes
    • PROS: Perfect Mega Man tribute, Configurable controls, Action packed and fun
    • CONS: Really simple, Original control configuration isn't great
  • Heartbound

    1.16.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Retro gaming made modern

    5
    2 votes
    • PROS: Modern take on retro gaming, Beautifully designed soundtrack
    • CONS: Still in development, Can’t play full game
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    This is just mega, man

    8
    12 votes
    • PROS: Great recreation of classic 8-bit titles, Plenty in the package, Challenge mode remixes the action
    • CONS: Really? They had to stop at 6, Still really hard
  • Aseprite

    2016

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create Incredible Pixel Art & Animations

    7
    1 vote
    • PROS: Ability to make animations, Expansive toolset
    • CONS: UI is useful but looks outdated, No ability to insert text
  • Dragon Ball Z Devolution

    varies-with-device

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Go Retro With Dragon Ball Z Devolution

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Visual style will appeal to retrogaming fans., Captures the spirit of Dragonball Z.
    • CONS: May be too simple for some gamers., Not everyone will appreciate the pixelated art style.
  • Super Crate Box

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone

    Furious 8-bit arcade gaming

    7
    86 votes
    • PROS: Great, simple 8-bit graphics, Addictive gameplay, Great upgrades
    • CONS: Some weapons are annoying
  • Capitalism 2

    varies-with-device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Make your fortune in Capitalism 2

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Helpful tutorial, High replay value
    • CONS: Complex gameplay, Dated graphics
  • The Adventure Pals

    0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A new game with beautiful graphics

    10
    9 votes
    • PROS: Colourful graphics and world, Sparks imagination
    • CONS: Game is still in development, Demo still has bugs and performance issues
  • DERE EVIL .EXE

    Varies with device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Enter a Pixel Art Nightmare in DERE EVIL .EXE

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: An innovative blending of different genres., Captures the spirit of 8-bit platformers despite its new twists.
    • CONS: Unsuitable for anyone hoping for traditional platforming., Some players may find the subject matter disturbing.
  • I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The return of one of the hardest platformers ever made

    7
    38 votes
    • PROS: You're under pressure proving your skills , Simple, immediate gameplay, 2D graphics in full retro style , You can get trophies , No installation required
    • CONS: You can't play in full screen , Not suitable for those with no patience, Extremely difficult and nerve-wracking
  • 8-Bit Farm

    1.0.8

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A Full Version game for Android‚ by Kairosoft Co.Ltd

    -
    No votes yet
    • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

      varies-with-device

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      8-bit style Gothic platforming game

      8
      2 votes
      • PROS: Solid gameplay, Slight graphical upgrades
      • CONS: Short, Repetitive level design
    • Lep's World 3

      1.8.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Lep’s World 3 For Android (Free)

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Four new characters, Easy and intuitive controls
      • CONS: Ads can interfere with gameplay, No premium option to remove ads
    • bit Dungeon II

      2016

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Explore dark labyrinths in action RPG Bit Dungeon II

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Classic 8-bit RPG style, Energetic soundtrack
      • CONS: Uninspiring graphics, Confusing map
    • Retro City Rampage

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An '80s inspired 8-bit open world action game

      7
      62 votes
      • PROS: Well written and hilarious script, Huge open world gives players freedom, Tons of different types of missions
      • CONS: Driving can be imprecise, No co-op play
    • Evoland

      1.1.2349

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      iPhone
      Android

      Constantly evolving

      7
      129 votes
      • PROS: A touch of gaming history, Original concept, Great graphic evolution
      • CONS: Menu based combat becomes repetitive
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