When the trap is activated, a small Nitrome Enjoyment System with a small turbo controller attached appears. The Nitrome Enjoyment System appears as a console with a cartridge slot and several buttons. The turbo controller appears a normal game controller with a black d-pad and two pink action buttons.
Once the employee steps off an 8-bit trap, a Nitrome Enjoyment System with turbo controller will appear, making the whole row 8-bit (as opposed to 32-bit). This itself does no damage, but decreases visibility, making the employees more prone to hazardous objects. The employee reverts back to 32-bit when he reaches the next floor or dies. Activating the trap twice has no extra effect.
The turbo controller on the 8-bit trap looks similar to the Nitrome Touchy controller.
The Nitrome Enjoyment System on the 8-bit trap looks similar to the console that appears in the startups of NES games.