In case you missed it, a recap of the first season of Stranger Things is now available as a sizzle reel styled like an old school Eighties Nintendo-style video game – and it suits the show’s nostalgic themes perfectly.
The two-and-a-half minute clip kicks off with synthesized beats familiar to early RPG gamers, accompanied by a clunky graphic that reads “Press Start.” The recap, titled “Level Up,” then chronicles some of the series’ bigger moments: Eleven emerging from the woods, her many instances of Eggo-snatching and that incredible van flipping over the kids’ heads.
Points are awarded for “evasion” and a “sass bonus,” with hundreds of points awarded to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) for making school bully Troy (Peyton Wich) pee on himself.
An action-packed trailer for season two of the hit horror/sci-fi series dropped back in July at Comic-Con, and reveals that Upside Down will invade the real world in a grotesque, over-the-top way, not unlike other Eighties classics like Ghostbusters or Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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And season two will also apparently see the (pseudo) return of Eleven, who vanished in the season one finale, now speaking telepathically and finding a wormhole from the Upside Down back to Indiana.
Stranger Things season two will debut on Neftlix on October 27th. Watch the season one recap reel above.