Pulp fiction covers are at their nostalgic best, and so are a number of Nintendo games. Artist Ástor Alexander put together those two greats and created a set of images of pulp fiction covers for Nintendo games, and a few more, but we’ll go with the majority of the set. They are pretty darn cool, and I’m pretty sure I want to read a Nintendo game inspired pulp fiction novel.
Ireland has released four postage stamps to celebrate the most popular games and gaming icons. The four stamps show Mario, Sonic, Pacman and Space Invaders. The stamps are available here.
Link is a warrior slashing through hordes of his enemies. In this illustration from Jeremiah Lambert Arts, Link stands with Zelda on top of a pile of his fallen enemies, like any great warrior should. The other illustration shows a heartless Mario stomping on hapless Goombas, leaving a mess of spilled intestines through the mushroom kingdom.
People have had their fair share of gripe about the obvious lack of details in the good old 8-bit video games. Technology wasn’t mature enough for detailed appearances, and videogame artists and developers made best use of the palette available to them. With better technology, came around a different, more detailed look of the characters. But imagine if the original 8-bit art was just a boxy representation of what those characters actually looked like.
So here’s the final episode of the webseries Mario Warfare. It sure did come a long way from its crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The series followed up its first episode with others released at irregular time periods. And finally, here’s the finale. It’s the longest episode from the series yet, touching almost eighteen minutes.
Here’s the honest trailer for Mortal Kombat, and the entire franchise dedicated to it. In the spirit of honest trailers, this is quite spot on as well.
Gaming on the smartphone is ever increasing, and as much as we love those games, several of them run into controller related problems. Well of course, there are several options that offer tactile controls, again several of them need to be placed on the screen itself and cover some of the action on the screen.
It’s not always sunny in video game land. In fact, if these prints by Christopher Hemsworth be considered, video game universe is a terrible place for beloved characters. The cool retro-style prints are available on Society6.
For this Avengers tribute poster, artist Derreck Turner put well known Nintendo characters into Avenger forms. The characters are Donkey Kong, Link, Mario, Peach, Samus, and Kirby.
We’re just surprised a Mario – Game of Thrones mashup took this long. Well, it’s finally here. The opening credits of Game of Thrones played in Mario music style, and displayed on the game map.