The 90s left us great video games that eventually became ‘cult’. In that sense, many of you may remember fondly Pepsiman, a peculiar Japanese title that several of us enjoy in its version for PC and for the first PlayStation.
Well, today we want to provoke a little nostalgia from the hand of an ingenious fanatic who took on the task of make a remake of the game. This person redesigned the graphics, put incredible effects on it, added some interesting details, among other things. And we must say it: seeing this doesn’t make you want an official remake.
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A pretty good remake of ‘Pepsiman’
How many hours of fun did we spend with Pepsiman. And it’s funny because it’s actually a pretty straightforward game in terms of playability: the strange company character running through all kinds of neighborhoods and streets collecting soda cans at full speed. Sounds strange yeah but it was a very entertaining gem. It was kind of like Crash Bandicoot but with an obvious advertising identity.
For 1999, of course, the graphics were not the best and in the case of this title, You could see the pixelation in the scenes, the objects and in the protagonist himself. Although with all that it did not stop giving us great hours of fun, it seems that there are people who has taken the time to reimagine it and bring it back to our time.
A user identified on YouTube as Banana Pictures he has just uploaded his own remake of the video game and the result is impressive. According to the information provided in the video description, this fan used RayTracing (ray tracing) to bring an updated version of the game to life.
Ray tracing, in short, is a technology that some developers used to enhance shadows, highlights and reflections in graphics. In the case of this remake, the textures can also be seen a lot – but a lot – more realistic than in the original (it even looks like a Pixar movie hehe). Yes indeed, the original sounds and rolitas were respected.
Of course, as the creator of the modifications emphasizes, this is not an edition that is intended to be released at some point. But we must say, by how it looks, that it would be an interesting proposition that would be a total success. Or what do you think? Check out the remake here.
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