If you thought Minecraft’s pixelated graphics were retro… Think again! This Retro 8-bit texture pack by Digiflower5 turns the Minecraft we know and love into a fantastically simple world with fewer pixels and much more nostalgia!
While the era of 8-bit games might be a little distant for many Minecraft players, the game still looks fantastic in this style. Minecraft’s graphics are usually loved for their simplicity and nostalgic feel, so taking this simplicity one step further reaches a whole different crowd of gamers.
The screenshot above shows off some of the pack’s plantlife. These plants evoke memories of Super Mario’s NES days (especially with the floating blocks in the background). The grass blocks especially are reminiscent of old 2D sidescroller tilesets. Here is a better look at them as well as an adorable creeper:
And to even further solidify the Super Mario feeling:
For any retro gaming fan, passing this pack up may very well qualify as the worst decision you’ve made or will make all week. Even if you are not particularly familiar with 8-bit graphics, this may still be a nice break from traditional Minecraft for you.
Digiflower5 is no stranger to texturing – in fact, this pack is an update and overhaul of an older retro pack for an earlier version. Download it and give it a try; you may find yourself never turning back.
Installing Retro 8-bit Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.7.10 / 1.8
Download the latest version of the texture pack here.
Click on Texture Packs (or Options > Texture Packs).
Click Open Texture Pack Folder OR press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\texturepacks
Place the texture pack in this folder and wait until it shows up in your client.
Select the texture pack and click done.
The creator of this pack updates it regularly and has added support for one mod. What other mods would you like to see 8-bit textures for? Leave a comment below!