Recreating ye olde games in Minecraft isn't new: someone made Pokemon Red (opens in new tab) in its completion a couple of years ago, and it's even possible to build a BASIC interpreter (opens in new tab). But that doesn't make reddit user Nyubug's (opens in new tab) achievement any less impressive, because their in-progress recreation of Game Boy Advance platformer Metroid Fusion is, to be honest, quite astonishing.
That's footage of the recreation above, and at first it feels like we're watching a stock-standard gameplay video of the original game. But thirty seconds in, the Minecraft player-character flies away from what is actually a large in-world screen showing the older game in action.
"Currently, the system has a working smooth camera, player physics, sprite and background animations," Nyubug writes on reddit (opens in new tab). "I've tried to match the original game as close as possible." A custom vanilla shader system is used for the recreation "using spectate mode shaders and resource packs" though no mods are implemented.
Witnessing the magic of community creations is one of the best things about Minecraft. For example: Ushio Tokura's in-game sculptures are true sights to behold (opens in new tab).