One more Mushroom Kingdom fan-art trip by Daniel ‘Clearlywrong‘ Bressette for good measure. If Bressette’s style seems familiar, he’s the same artist as the previously featured (and still-amazing) Zelda/Little Prince mashup from several weeks back.
Find much more like this at Bressette’s portfolio site.
Spelunky creator Derek Yu scratches an itch and does justice to a super-real version of Pimple, the (originally) unplayable third member of the team in Rare’s infamously brutal but still ultra-beloved NES classic Battletoads.
It seems everyone (apart from its developers) is of the mind that an MMO is the logical next step for Nintendo’s most inflexible franchise, but I am totally completely eye-to-eye with this concept fan-art by ‘zenmai‘ (just one of actually a few similarly alluring drawings), that posits an ideal future where Pokemon is meshed with Monster Hunter’s humanistic, drawn-out battle mechanics. [via exp.]
A two-way portal into a happier place, as much a now sort of antiquated illustration (VHF/UHF knobs! NTSC test patterns!) as the last, by the ever-reliable Omo-Cat. The original animated version can be found here, with tons more work up for sale via Etsy, including this sheet of crazy cute Zelda stickers. [via Mathieu Leduc]
An awesomely atmospheric detail — if from a sort of forgotten era — from an upcoming comic by Lamar ‘Neo-Rama‘ Abrams, due to premiere at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, coming to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on November 10th.
Hopefully he’ll offer copies of the comic online post-BCGF, but in the meantime, you can support his work by purchasing this super amazing Metroid print via Society6 that I’ve been meaning to grab for months.
More holiday-appropriate pixels, this time from Natalie ‘coffeemakescreative‘ Hanke & Petros ‘reanimagic‘ Afshar, with Retro Horror, a ‘little spooky illustration featuring some zombie pixels, ufos and rockets!’ which you can see more detailed closeups of via Natalie’s portfolio site here.
Read the full Pokemon Black story here, and play it either as an actual ROM hack here, or as a Nintendo DS visual novel here, accompanied by a custom Mare Odomo DS cart label you can purchase as part of a set here.
Art director Cory Schmitz filters Sound Shapes through Warhol in this new wallpaper for the game available via his site & produced in promotion of a new official Sound Shapes tumblr meant to highlight the best of the game’s user-generated levels.
While the latter site seems to have suddenly gone dark over the weekend, it’s still worth a follow in anticipation of whatever future updates are in store.
While it may not reach the masterful heights of Travis Pitts’ “Madness of Mission 6“, the terrifying blank void tragedy of Deaddreamer’s “druqs” is as close as I’ve seen anyone come, in the honestly too-under-populated arena of “surreal & vaguely realistic re-interpretations of Pac-Man lore”.