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See Borderlands as Never Before: a Top-Down, Late 80s, 16-bit Shooter

by on August 24, 2012

If there’s one thing you’ve gotta compliment the Gearbox folks for, it’s their tireless dedication to the fans. Whether they’re assisting in marriage proposals or creating eulogies for those passing before us, they worked harder than most any other company I can think of at respecting and being involved in their community of fans. Their latest exploit: a de-make of Borderlands that’s part Legend of Zelda, part Horde-mode, but altogether Borderlands.

As reported by Gamespot, Gearbox has created a de-make titled “The Border Lands,” a circa-1989 version of the action-packed shooter. “The Border Lands” lets you control one of the four lead characters from the new Borderlands 2, killing skags, psychos, and other monsters as you hunt for upgraded weapons. Truth be told, it’s pretty fun, and worth a shot for free.

Check out the game here and comment your high score! (And stay away from the rocket launchers…they’re trash.)

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