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End your week with a smile at this montage of videogame characters running

It's a little-known cinematic fact (read: some director commentaries don't mention it) that since filmmakers learned editing, “heading from left to right” has been unspoken visual shorthand for “going on an heroic journey.” By that rationale, this montage – simply and appropriately titled “Go Right” – packs more pixellated heroism than several dozen “gruff man explodes aliens” trailers combined (via AV Club). Have you sent all these characters Going Right?

Plenty of you doubtless have old-time consoles packed away somewhere. We like to hope this clip might see you dusting them off, hooking them up, finding the plugs are all wrong, heading down to Radio Shack for an adapter, hooking your consoles up again... then fondly returning to the days when the first thing to go on a joypad was the “Right” button, from all that heroism. However your weekend's looking, we hope it Goes Right.

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21 comments

  • ClockworkBro - April 27, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    I have just witnessed something beyond all bonds of beauty. Thank you Gamesradar.
  • Japanaman - April 27, 2012 6:56 p.m.

    This must be one of those "Running Gag" videos.
  • ultimatepunchrod - April 27, 2012 8:50 p.m.

    At first I thought that was going to be a silly video, but it turned out to be kind of beautiful.
  • Thequestion 121 - April 27, 2012 9:28 p.m.

    I completely agree with you, that was fantastic.
  • BladedFalcon - April 27, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    Amazing Video! Watched it first on LaserTime, but it's awesome to see it here as well. This needs to be shared as much as possible ^^
  • grappler51 - April 27, 2012 10:08 p.m.

    That was really amazing, tried to name all the games, but it got too fast towards the end. Makes me want to go play a bunch of those right now.
  • codzprc - April 27, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    Out of this World
  • Vordhosbn - April 28, 2012 2:01 a.m.

    Awesome, and I do now have an urge to go on a bunch of old games, especially Super Metroid and Quackshot. Maybe it's why I'm so addicted to Trials at the moment, it's basically "Go Right....now do it faster!"
  • jspins - April 28, 2012 4:42 a.m.

    Viewtiful JOE
  • DirkSteele1 - April 28, 2012 6:21 a.m.

    Fantastic. So many good memories. The old consoles are still out under the TV anyway but right now I am in the mood for a bit of Quackshot.
  • eternal85_gamesradar - April 28, 2012 6:42 a.m.

    Awesome video!! Full of nostalgia and memories!
  • J-Fid - April 28, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    That was a very nice video.
  • badgraphix1 - April 28, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Saw this on Laser Time earlier.
  • SonicX_89 - April 28, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    Henshin A Go-Go Baby!!!!!!
  • BrewerHorse - April 28, 2012 11:57 a.m.

    Did Arabic side-scrollers go from right to left?
  • NanoElite666 - April 28, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    That was indescribably neat.
  • IceBlueKirby - April 28, 2012 10:40 p.m.

    That was really cool. I saw a lot of games I'd never seen before, which is a shame, because I want to play them and have no idea what they are. :\ It's also a shame that even though I have old consoles, I only have enough room on my shelf for one at a time. Otherwise they'd all be hooked up and ready for me to sift through all my games to figure out which one to play.
  • funster - April 29, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    For all the action on-screen, the music was fantastically appropriate and brought tears to my eyes. Suitably epic.
  • AddysDaddy - April 29, 2012 6:52 p.m.

    Awesome Video and Perfect Music, brought a huge, dumb smile to my face. Did anyone catch Karateka in there? I played that crap out of that game on an Apple 2c back in 1988 or 1989. It was very tough, and I would like to say that there was a great payoff at the end, but you just get kicked in the nuts, literally...
  • Sy87 - April 30, 2012 8:58 p.m.

    Here is to always charging into battle. We may lose comrades along the way, but victory is never achieved without adversity. To Forward And Beyond!!!

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