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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Play Borderlands in 16-bit retro glory

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

There are still a few weeks to go before Borderlands 2 hits the shelves, but if you're jonesing, developer Gearbox Software has created a 16-bit fix.

(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

Called The Border Lands, the game is a retro "demake", where you fight waves of Skags and Psychos with a variety of weapons that drop from the corpses of the slain. You can play as Salvador, Maya, Zero or Axton in a browser-based mayhem of survival.

It's really easy: use the arrow buttons to move, and the space bar to fire. Once the arena is clear, in will come a wave of tougher enemies.

What's the highest score you can get? Head on over here to give it a go.



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