An ode to 8-bit and some of the wonderful games it produced

Good graphics are all about communicating clarity and quality in a small grid. 8-bit did that gracefully. Here's an homage to the addictive style that will never die.

ilbusca/iStock Unreleased/Getty Images

'Road Fighter'

Move left, move right, and accelerate. This 8-bit beauty kept things sweet and simple. And fast.

Road Fighter / Nintendo

'Galaxian' (and 'Galaga')

Both editions shared one thing in common: intergalactic insanity. You didn't need complicated graphics to shoot enemy spacecraft down. Just straightforward pixels in their full glory.