A decade after the Tina Fey comedy debuted, Mean Girls got the 8-bit video game treatment.
The clever clip from YouTube channel CineFix covers all the major plot points of the legendary (make that, mythological) Lindsay Lohan classic, complete with pixelated Plastics, an anime Rachel McAdams, and an 8-bit Mathlete competition set to an ’80s soundtrack.
The NES-inspired game is sadly not playable, but it is still fun to watch as fresh-out-of-Africa Cady navigates life in her new high school. She collects points, stocks her inventory (here’s a pencil, Aaron! here’s a weight loss bar, Regina!), makes friends, destroys her enemies and learns the rules (“On Wednesdays we wear pink!”).
The clip is fun to watch, but it would be more fun if, say, you could make Glen Coco point and laugh at Gretchen Weiners or have Janis go all Heathers on Regina George. We know we can’t make fetch happen, but what about a real Mean Girls video game?