This week we’re reliving the past in 8-bit simplicity. Here are some awesome retro video game and 8-bit wallpapers to enjoy.
By popular demand, we’re adding mobile wallpapers this week. Whether you’re downloading on the desktop or from your smartphone, the wallpaper title is also the download link. Just right click or tap and hold down (depending on your platform) to save it.
Let’s start with the usual—the desktops!
A series of awesome 8-bit wallpapers were once available on Freaky Fonts but they seem to have gone missing, so download them here instead. You won’t just get the Donkey Kong wallpaper you see above, but other fun options from classic games like Bubble Bobble, Pac Man and Space Invaders.
This wallpaper was created by DesktopNexus user userNULL, featuring the wonderful variety of 8-bit Mario mushrooms and blocks. It’s a nice, simple way to pay your respects to the mushrooms that sacrifice their lives to power up our favourite plumber.
Raphael Sabbat’s desktop led me to a wallpaper I couldn’t find, but I did find the source image and just made a wallpaper out of it. So, here you are…a Mario Bros. homage to one of the most disgusting internet videos every made.
We’ve been playing around with eight whole bits ourself this week, making graphics for our new Lifehacker Night School. We thought we’d make you a desktop to enjoy as well.
An often forgotten gem from Activision, Dragster can now live on in glorious black and white through this simple desktop by The Retroist.
Now for a little in mobile, where you can even have a wallpaper that is an actual game.
Mario Live Wallpaper for Android
Why settle for a still image when you can make Super Mario Bros. or Super Mario World your actual living wallpaper? Check out the video for a demo. It will drain the battery pretty quickly, but at least you’ll be using your battery for something pretty awesome. Also, it’s free. [Spletni dnevnik via Mashable]
If Sonic’s more your style, this live wallpaper should do the trick. It will cost you $US1, though.
Two things that would be a shame to leave out: iOS users and the Legend of Zelda. Here are a few illustrated wallpapers that’ll work for both. Here are a few more.