Remember the ‘80s? Although they seem like so long ago, they were quite a fun, weird time. The 80’s was a time of big hair, faded jeans, high top fades, boom boxes, and many other styles unique to that time period. The 80s was also the birth of Atari and Nintendo. It was also where we fell in love with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Boy George, David Bowie and many other music icons. The next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse takes place during the 1980s and promises to include all the spandex, big hair, and loud music associated with that era. With the film premiering later this month, 20th Century Fox is ramping up their marketing efforts to further promote the film.
Fox released the website SpacePortArcade.com, which provides users a chance to play X-Men themed 80s arcade/Atari/Nintendo styled video games. The games include “Mutant Conquest,” “Revenge of the Hero,” and “Mutant All Stars Track and Field.” Mutant Conquest is reminiscent of “Pac-Man.” Revenge of the Hero is similar to “Centipede.” Mutant All Stars Track and Field is similar to the “Track and Field” arcade game. This gives the user some time to kill playing retro games. For “80s babies,” this will feel nostalgic. For millennials, this can give the perspective so they now how good they have it with today’s Xboxes and PS4s!
In addition to the website, Fox released images for X-Men Themed “Albums” playing off of classic 1980’s songs. Songs they play off of include:
Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” (“Hungry Like the Beast” with Beast)
Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” (“Optic Vision at Night” with Cyclops)
Boy George’s “Church of the Poison Mind” (“School of the Telepathic Mind” with Jean Gray)
David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” (“Let’s “Bamf” with Nightcrawler)
Flock of Seagulls’ “I Run” (“I Run” with Quicksilver)
X-Men: Apocalypse premieres May 27, 2016.