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It’s been quite a while since I’ve published a new installment of the retro gaming fan art series, but after a recent poll asking which series we should feature, I thought this Halloween season would be the perfect time to feature the much-loved Castlevania series.. I hope you enjoy these wonderful pieces!
With the 10th anniversary of the Dreamcast’s North American launch quickly approaching, I thought it would be a wonderful time to share some fan-created pieces of art that capture the colorful and imaginative worlds that the console shared with us. Vote for your two favorite pieces below and also check out the previous Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, and Sonic collections. (BTW, if you’re a Dreamcast owner, be sure to check out the Dreamcast VGA cable in the Racketboy Store)
It’s hard to believe that the original Metal Gear Solid was released nearly a decade ago. Now that Metal Gear Solid 4 is ready for release, I thought it would be fitting to see some artistic interpretations of this famous franchise. (If you haven’t already, check out some of the past Game Art collections)
Since I’m having such a great time playing Samurai Shodown for the Together Retro game club, I thought it would be fun to highlight the game in this month’s game art post. Hopefully it will help spark your interest in the game if you haven’t given it a chance quite yet. (If you haven’t already, check out some of the past Game Art collections)
For this fan art installment, I thought we would take a trip to Metro City, best known for being the home of the Final Fight franchise. I have to admit I cheated just a bit for this art compilation as most of the main characters have shown up in some of the Street Fighter installments, so some of the pieces are a result of those cameos. However, if you are a fan of this brawler series, I’m sure you’ll still [...]
I wanted to follow up Space Channel 5 with another franchise that you wouldn’t expect to see an art gallery devoted to. The Metal Slug series has always had a unique personality and visual style of its own. Even though I think there is still a lot of unused fan-art potential out in Metal Slug Land, I enjoyed these fan pieces that I discovered along my journeys. (If you haven’t already, check out some of the past Game Art collections) [...]
Japan always gets the best videogame artwork. I’m not bitter, but it definitely makes decorating a grown-up-friendly game room more challenging. Since we can’t just wander into your average gaming shop and expect to find a wide array of frame-worthy artwork, we have to be a bit more creative in finding suitable pieces. This time around, I just happened to be browsing around some Nintendo-themed photos on Flickr and found a collection of framed Famicom Disk System posters belonging to [...]
For this fan art installment, I wanted to pick a more unexpected franchise. The Dreamcast featured some of Sega’s most creative and visually-stimulating games, and Space Channel 5 was one of my personal favorites (along with Jet Set Radio) for both is retro-futuristic style and kooky personality. Everyone’s favorite space reporter, Ulala was always one for playful poses and her flirty style shined through in these colorful fan-created illustrations.
The Punch-Out series holds an especially nostalgic place in my heart and I’m sure that many other old-school gamers feel the same way. Each game was filled with a colorful lineup of iconic characters that were always entertaining. I’ve been personally looking forward to showing off these Punch-Out-inspired pieces as they are each vivid and full of personality, just like our adventures as Little Mac. (If you haven’t already, check out some of the past Game Art collections) [...]
With the recent release of Nights: Journey of Dreams for the Nintendo Wii, I thought this would be the perfect time to show off some of the best NiGHTS fan art. While I enjoyed these particular pieces, I was otherwise disappointed by the lack of variety and creativity that was displayed for this franchise. Perhaps interest in the series will be renewed after this new release and we’ll see some innovative pieces sprout up. Anyway, I hop you find these [...]
Even though the series has had some rough spots over the last decade, Sonic the Hedgehog is still one of my favorite franchises. In this latest installment, I’ve picked through an abundant supply of Sonic fan art to bring you the best. I had to weed through a lot of strange and obscure “art” to find them, but there are a number of pieces that not only look great, but also capture the spirit of the games and give a [...]
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This latest installment of this game art feature is all about Megaman. It was actually a bit challenging to find some quality Megaman fan art despite the Blue Bomber’s huge popularity. I managed to find some great pieces, but this time I’m also included some of my favorite official Megaman art from the Capcom Art Works book. I felt that this arrangement brings a more well-rounded selection. Click on the links below the image to see the larger view on [...]
I have a bit of an artistic background, so I can’t help but fall in love with quality, game-inspired artwork. Over the last year or so, I have been compiling my favorite unofficial fan art and I hope to start sharing them in themed bursts. This latest installment of this game art feature is filled with Link, Zelda, and a bunch of other Hyrulian goodness. Usually, I only have my favorite ten pieces for a given theme, but The Legend [...]