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Art: 8-Bit Fatalities! Day 4 (Kirby)

Day 1: Pac-Man



Day 2: Mario Bros.



Day 3: Final Fantasy 1



Day 4: Kirby



From The Flickr Page:


Welcome to my new project: 8-Bit Fatalities. The idea behind the project stems from growing up at an arcade, and my eventual love affair with Mortal Kombat.


Before Mortal Kombat, violence in video games was largely unheard of or ignored because of its extreme pixelized simplicity. But when Liu Kang and Sub Zero came along to finish off arcade goers the world changed and parents were in an uproar (not mine though).


I couldn't understand what the big deal was though, because as a videogame player all my life I had already considered my actions life and death. Just because you didn't see pac-man violently tearing into the ghosts with his jaws, or mario smashing in the brains of a goomba, thats what I knew was happening. I knew my goal was to kill these enemies, so Mortal Kombat wasn't a big change for me. To me, it was still just a game, where fake deaths happened as part of game progression. To uninformed adults, however, Mortal Kombat was a photo realistic depiction of kids becoming complicit in virtual murders. And so, I decided to show everyone just what I imagined was happening when these little blocky, pixelized abstractions did when they came into contact with eachother, but in a much more visceral, and gory way than could ever be shown with limited graphical systems.

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alexmdc
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wow that pacman one is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CallMeSteven

Thanks! Tomorrow will bring Mario's Boot Heel into an unsuspecting Goomba's Head.

SuperRyan
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schweet!

CallMeSteven

the only definite ones I have coming up are:

mario bros
final fantasy 1
kirby's dream land

Suggestions are welcome

CallMeSteven

bump for today's addition

mike bautista
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Dig Dug has much potential.

and Mike Jones of Star Tropics has many toys at his disposal.

the czar

Cool stuff!
Don;t know if it would work, but... Galaga!

NiNTH WHEEL
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Great start to the series.
watches blog

SuperRyan
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that is awesome!

CallMeSteven

mike: didnt think of Dig Dug, such a fool I am

czar: galaga is coming soon actually!

SuperRyan
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Do you plan a Metroid one, Steve?

CallMeSteven

I want to get all the classics, but I want to spread out the nintendo mascots so it doesnt just become a nintendo fest.

Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon (maybe, thats sorta jublin's thing)...

the czar

Sweet!

SuperRyan
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Bomberman?

Chipmnk

Boy and His Blob!

mike bautista
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Battletoads
Double Dragon


PUNCH-OUT!!

CallMeSteven

ooh! bomberman! (battletoads and double dragon are also on the tentative list)

spacesick 2

cool, man!

pac-man fatality is the bomb biggity

CallMeSteven

most likely it will always be my favorite, because its the idea that started it all, and the characters lend themselves well to the whole "shiny, fake 3D-ish look"

also,...uh..thanks dude!

CallMeSteven

working on kirby a bit now

CallMeSteven

any other suggestions?

westicles

Holy crap these are incredible!!!

SuperRyan
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Sonic?

CallMeSteven

yeah, sonic had an 8-bit game so hes on the list

davidfromdallas
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haha nice, dude! these really are great

Cochon

super dodgeball

Cochon

ooh, not sure i f thats 8-bit, i cant remember

SuperRyan
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ice-climbers?

contra?

CallMeSteven

I will probably avoid contra for now, the violence in that game was kinda obvious...im looking more for the games that dont come across instantly as vicious

SuperRyan
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Kid Icarus (spelling?)?

CallMeSteven

yeah thats definitely on the list

SteveOramA
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5 designs submitted - Score now!

the textures are great.

FRICKINAWESOME
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1 design submitted -

hahahaha@pacman being like a speeding bullet into and out of the blue ghost!

FRICKINAWESOME
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1 design submitted -

Kid Icarus filling someone full of arrows would be mighty bad-ass.

CallMeSteven

it will happen, and glad you guys dig em so far, this is a fun little experiment

PeculiarTiffany
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I would love to see Battle Toads! :)

CallMeSteven

it will happen, eventually

kid polo

these are fantastic, anyone mentioned doing Q-bert?

tracerbullet
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these are awesome! although, if we're being chronologically correct, cactuars did not appear in the original final fantasy. they didn't come along until much later in the series. great to see the black mage, though.

CallMeSteven

tracer: I know that, but cactuars are one of the few pop culture relevant enemies in the game...the good characters like chocobos, mogs and such have always been far more popular than any common enemies in the game

FRICKINAWESOME
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1 design submitted -

Plus, its like you're making a special tribute to Larlar in the Final Fantasy design!

CallMeSteven

obviously, totally my intention

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