John Stratman is a mack daddy when it comes to using old video game visuals to recreate various pop culture moments from film and TV. He’s even brought a Star Wars comic book to life using SNES-era Star Wars games, so his work is much appreciate by us, and should be by more geeks.

His latest creation is a perfect example as to why he deserves more attention, because it’s a perfect recreation of The Rise of Skywalker trailer using the same 16-bit visuals featured in the classic Super Star Wars trilogy of games for the SNES. What’s even better is that he also has the music remade in a retro video game format, so the entire package is a flawless recreation of modern cinema using old school video game engines to do so.

I’ve been featuring John’s work for years over on Entertainment Buddha, and now here, but I have to say that this is my personal favorite creation of his. I just love how he nailed the emotions of this epic trailer, and even though it’s redone with pixels, I still got a case of the feels while watching it, which tells me Stratman freaking nailed it.

Check it out above and give the man a follow on YouTube!

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.