Calvin and Hobbes Nintendo Video Game

Like most guys my age, I grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes religiously. It is by far my favorite comic strip of all time, and I still enjoy revisiting it from time to time. Unfortunately, author Bill Watterson was notoriously tight-stringed when it came to releasing licensed material of good ol’ Calvin and Hobbes. While this is mostly for the best, I can’t help but think that the strip and video games are a match made in heaven.

As such, I took it upon myself to create a mockup for the game that an entire generation wishes was real. Ladies and gentleman, here is the Calvin and Hobbes NES video game that never was (complete with box art and screenshots).

Calvin and Hobbes Nintendo Box Art:

Calvin and Hobbes NES Screenshot: Opening Sequence

Calvin and Hobbes NES Screenshot: Level 1 – The Backyard

Calvin and Hobbes NES Screenshot: Level 6 – The Snow Fields

Calvin and Hobbes NES Screenshot: Level 9 – Spaceman Spiff in Outer Space

I had a lot of fun putting this collection together. If you’re interested, links to high-res 8-bit images for Calvin and Hobbes are below. Where will your imagination take them?

Calvin 8-bit NES sprite

Hobbes 8-bit NES sprite


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30 responses to Calvin and Hobbes Nintendo Video Game

      1. I will. I am trying to edit these sprites to make a Tracer Bullet, Stupendous Man, and Spaceman Spiff… They will all make an appearance.

  1. i’m currently learning how to program games and i can tell you right now, as soon as i learn how i am making this game!!!!

  2. Part at the bottom of the screen is from Vice: Project Doom. As much as I love Vice: Project Doom (and I do love that game) it’s hard for me to imagine Calvin with a sword, a gun, and bombs. Maybe a stick, a dart gun, and water balloons.

  3. You make me sick. Do you even know why Watterson resisted syndication so much? Its so fuckwits like you wouldn’t ruin it.

  4. You just realize you gave me a new minecraft project. These memes are going into their own stained glass gallery.

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