Retro Arcade Art

So I finally got around to playing Super Mario Galaxy and got a ‘lil idea. I’m a retro gamer and since I adore the classic Mario games I figured why not design some cabinet art as if Super Mario Galaxy was made in the late 80’s as an arcade game.

So I came up with this:

Galaxy

I looked at the old Mario Bros arcade cabinet side art for inspiration. Just flat colors. Simple shapes.
I even did this for fun:

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You think that looks right for the era?

So you’re 12 years old. It’s Friday afternoon and you’re in your local arcade with a fist full of quarters.Would you play this game?

Been on a Mario binge lately. I can’t get enough of that chubby little plumber.

Also for those interested there’s a couple new Zen Arcade Strips up at the Tumblr. It’s all going somewhere trust me. We’re going to get a few more strips down and launch a nice clean looking site to host them.

In other news there could be a big change to the website in the coming week. I feel that I’m pretty close to getting a career position that I’ve been wanting. If I get it…I’m turning heel. I’m switching up this sites look and I’m going to drop some pipebombs. Stay tuned.

Regards,

Best In The World

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One thought on “Retro Arcade Art

  1. Awesome artwork, I could totally see that being used to advertise an 80’s Galaxy game. Also, fuck yeah on the career news! Keep on truckin’ brother!

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