– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The marketing team over at Netflix are certainly working overtime for Stranger Things Season 2. In addition to the myariad of ‘80s-inspired posters, they’ve also been putting out joke trailers, and now a new smart phone game that feels very much like it’s been pulled off an NES cartridge.

The game is available now on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Here’s what how the game sells itself on the App Store:

Stranger Things is back! Prepare for Season 2 of the award winning show by joining Hopper and the kids on a new, action-packed adventure!

*It’s 1984 all over again. Experience an action adventure game just like the ones our heroes would have played back in the day.
*Explore Hawkins and its surroundings. See your favorite locations like Mirkwood Forest and Hawkins Lab. Uncover exciting areas you’ve never seen before!
*Solve puzzles with the unique abilities of each character. Lucas can nail anything with his Wrist Rocket. Nancy has an entire collection of bats to swing this time.
*Collect all the Eggos and Gnomes you can lay your hands on. You never know what they might unlock
*compete with your friends’ Speed Run time son leaderboards and social media.”

Of course, Stranger Things is very well known for their numerous ‘80s references, and with all the marketing, it sounds like they’re doubling down on that aspect.

While this is all well and good, I certainly hope that the series retains its integrity as a story, and doesn’t collapse under the weight of its references. From everything we’ve heard, that doesn’t seem the case, and it may just be a marketing push.

Will you be playing the Stranger Things game? Let us know down below!

Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix on October 27, 2017.

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SOURCE: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.