This post contains The Shawshank Redemption spoilers.
The latest 8-Bit Cinema video from YouTube channel CineFix came online this week, this one presenting 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption as a retro adventure game. Prison may be no fairytale world, but it does make a pretty decent setting for a point-and-click video game.
Watch as the six-minute video re-tells the movie’s story, beginning with Andy Dufresne’s incarceration and leading up to his unlikely escape from the Maine penitentiary.
Most of the major plot points in between are covered, including the rooftop beer scene, Tommy’s tests, and Andy getting sent to solitary confinement for calling the warden “obtuse.”
There isn’t much in the way of action, outside of a section where you must tunnel through the walls as fast as you can before the guards return. Instead, you go around talking to other inmates, collecting items, and giving the maggot you found in your food to Brooks so he can feed his bird.
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