Watch video game characters run from left to right

Go Right is a mash-up of 8-bit heroes all running east

It seems so simple, but when you combine a ton of video game characters from the 8-bit era all running from left to right (there is a pause in the middle where some stop and run left for a bit), it becomes hauntingly beautiful. It helps that the music soundtrack is so good, too.

Check out "Go Right" from YouTuber RockyPlanetesimal and see if you can recognize all of your favorites.

This did make me think, "why do all of the video game characters seem to move left to right, instead of the other way? Maybe it's because that's how we read, the motion seems to be more natural. Although, in "Pitfall", you could move from right to left, it did make some of the puzzles easier.

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