We here at Old School Gamer love animation too and it got us thinking- What flicks would make awesome retro games? We’ll, here we go with a few suggestions!

Onward: A Pixar-inspired Diablo Clone? For those that don’t know, Onward was an awesome flick that got lost in the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch it. But man, could have been a blast of a game. 

Turning Red: A stealth action/beat-em-up that captures the essence of a 13-year-old hiding from her mom and a Red Panda fighting to see her favorite boy band? Yes! Take our money. 

Ponyo: This Studio Ghibli flick is beautiful and just image the Cel-shaded sexiness here in a PS2 style. 

The Secret of Kells: If you haven’t seen this Irish folklore-based animation, you should. It would have easily worked as an Okami-type game. 

RPG OKC: A cult-classic animated short that combines elements of MTV’s Catfish and Dragon Warrior/Final Fantasy. Would be a blast of a game. 

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the late-Examiner.com