Battle Patrol 2084 has the pitch-perfect retro vibe of 1980s arcade games

The nostalgia is strong in Battle Patrol 2084, Mark Butchko's animated short that looks like a "futuristic" video game from 1984. Watch as the player's DeLorean transforms into a space shuttle to battle the crime syndicate's evil battle patrol final boss:

Welcome to the year 2084. A once proud city has descended into a den of crime, sin, and misery. A corrupt police force and a vast criminal underworld make every day a savage struggle for survival. Yet one man will attempt a daring escape in a desperate attempt to break free.
But can he survive…Battle Patrol?

Great music by Peter Kallstrom, too!

Image: Vimeo / Mark Butchko