I've been tweaking around with pico-8 for around a week now, and it's reminded me many times of a game called Hammerwatch. One of the cool features it has is a quite good selection of graphical post processing effects simulating a CRT tv.
What I'm suggesting is to add similar effect, separately from the games, treating the pico-8 program kind of as an emulator. This way you could really get the old-school wibe going.
As for what effects I'm talking about, pictures speak better than words.
And before you go, I'll leave you with this.
It is quite easy to make an effect like this, you could probably even make it as a CSS overlay to the canvas that displays the pico game. I have a demo of a CRT tv effect for the pico player working on my computer right now, I'll try to post a link soon.
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