"World Of Warcraft" and the NES are both old in their own right, but it doesn't mean they're bad. The recent controversy over the NES Classic Edition proved that there is still a healthy market out there for the console which brought gaming back from the crash of 1983. It's too bad that scalpers ended up controlling the market, as barely anyone actually got to own one for the suggested retail price of $60.

"WoW" ended up more than a game. It became a phenomenon, and to many, a way of "life." People have died playing it, others got married in the game, and it even became the subject of a "South Park" episode where Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny teamed up with their father to take out a sweaty obese cheater.

It also ended up inspiring an episode of "The Big Bang Theory" in which Howard (Simon Helberg) lured Penny (Kaley Cuoco) into a life where she'd begun avoiding reality in favor of playing just a little more.

The phenomenon became so massive that it gave Blizzard the idea to make a movie out of it. The movie was rather polarizing, as audiences either loved or hated it.

YouTube channel Rkade Soup did something different

Instead of updating the visuals to look like the game is running on Unreal Engine, Rkade Soup decided to take it in the other direction. They downgraded the visuals and simplified everything down to the way it would have looked back in the heyday of "Super Mario Bros."

The title screen looks about like it does in the featured image above, with simplified black and yellow etchings around a solid blue palette fill, all against a solid black backdrop.

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Even the ever-popular "Start" option is seen below the artwork, leading to "new character" and "continue."

The selected character out of seven possible is the Orc, complete with green skin and jutting fangs.

The mock-up reveals a simplistic overhead map instead of the usual view from behind

The first weapon given is the "crummy axe," reflective of the usual starting weapon in most role-playing games. In "Zelda," it was the wooden sword, and in "Final Fantasy" it is usually the weakest weapon in the game, encouraging you to explore and buy/find a better armament to survive the larger world.

As the Orc wanders too far out of the starting area, he gets a warning on the world map that his level is very low. It's a staple in most RPGs to "grind," or fight small enemies to build your character up. He joins a group who become instantly annoyed with him because all he does is steal their loot.

What do you think of Rkade Soup's rendition of an 8-bit "World of Warcraft"?