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Starfox Intro Redux & Tribute

Yes, that lovely intro of Starfox that you know all so well is back! Rickonami has been so gracious to share his talents of recreating the original Starfox intro into an udated CG version. This really looks incredible. I just kept thinking that this was a leak to a new Starfox game or cartoon.

For those of you who never played Starfox, go play it now. This new version is a remake of the SNES version of Starfox, but yet some of the clips reminded me of the N64 version. I will post both videos below for comparison.

SNES Version:

N64 Version: 

Be sure to stop on over to Rickonami’s page and let him know your thoughts on his recreation.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Console To Closet - Wear Your Video Games

I’ve posted a few articles on video game themed clothing. Usually a picture gallery of various clothes, where to buy them, and how much they cost. Console to Closet made a whole blog about it. They have full outfits with accessories that have been inspired by, designed, developed, and themed around specific video games. Some of these are really nice outfits for both men and women. In Console to Closet’s own words:

Video games have a high aesthetic quality, whether it’s detailed graphics, intricate environments, or stylized characters. Fashion shares this quality. Thus, Console to Closet was born. I create outfits inspired by my favorite video game characters, items, and places.

I love video games. I’ve gamed as long as I can remember on every system from the NES to the XBox 360. Gaming has a habit of seeping into all aspects of my life and because of that, my hobby has become a part of who I am.

I also love fashion. When I was younger, I wanted to be a fashion designer and I think that dream has always stayed with me. I love shopping and I often pick out my outfits days in advance.
With these two loves constantly bumping heads, I decided to create wearable (and fashionable) outfits inspired by my favorite video games.

So, hop on over to Console to Closet and check out more of their digs. The only thing I wish was that they made some more hardcore outfits instead of looking like they’re all out of an L.L. Bean magazine. But all and all this is great. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Nathan Drake ensemble is designed. I’d buy it. 

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

If Classic Games Had DLC

With all the talk lately of DLC and cut-content, I figured we call all use a laugh on the topic. So in this case watch this video, and see what it would have been like if we had DLC during the 8-bit and 16-bit days. Yeah, buying a red shell in Mario Kart mid-race could have helped many a times.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Link And Samus Costumes To Appear In Dynasty Warriors VS

The upcoming title Dynasty Warriors VS for the 3DS will have a couple fun and well known character’s costumes to mow down tons of Samurai in thanks to Nintendo. Samus’ Zero Suit from Metroid: Other M and Link’s tunic from Skyward Sword have been given to/shared with the Tecmo Koei team to be implemented in the upcoming Dynasty Warriors VS.

Are you into the cross-franchise shameless self promotion? Or should we leave our gaming characters in their own games?

Dynasty Warriors VS will be released for the Nintendo 3DS. Release date TBD.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Nightmare Busters, Nostalgia Done Right
Its time to unravel those SNES controllers, and make sure your reset button doesn’t stick, because you can finally explain to your better half there was a perfectly good reason for saving your Super Nintendo.
Nightmare Busters will be the first  officially licenced game cartridge  to be released for the Super Nintendo in 14 years. This amazing looking run and gun platformer was originally created by Nichibutsu, a studio known on Super Famicom for its mahjong and puzzle games. For some reason it was shelved, only seeing a small release in 2004 as a cell phone game under the name of Flynn’s Adventure. After a short appearance in a 1995 issue of Nintendo Power, the game seemed to had slipped into the void. This is where Super Fighter Team stepped in and acquired the game.
This isn’t SFT’s first official cartridge game however, SFT have acquired, localized, tweaked, and prepared several Sega Genesis, Atari Lynx, PC, and mobile games for worldwide release as well. Having garnered attention and praise for their excellent localized scripts and unique sense of humor, SFT have proven there is still a thriving demand for new games in the retro market. I have a hunch that Nightmare Busters will be no different.
If you’re having any doubts just look at these amazing graphics, a feat for today’s standards, let alone in 1998.

Pre-Orders for a limited run of Nightmare Busters are being accepted at the the site. Sure you if you look hard enough you can find the ROM, hope it’s compatible with your latest emulator, and play what is most likely an unpolished game, but that’s not how it was meant to be played.
Here’s your chance to relive those days, when you ran home with new your game, thumbed through the manual, and smelled that amazing plastic aroma only a brand new game cartridge can deliver. 
Jose Ortiz // Super PolyPixel

Nightmare Busters, Nostalgia Done Right

Its time to unravel those SNES controllers, and make sure your reset button doesn’t stick, because you can finally explain to your better half there was a perfectly good reason for saving your Super Nintendo.

Nightmare Busters will be the first  officially licenced game cartridge  to be released for the Super Nintendo in 14 years. This amazing looking run and gun platformer was originally created by Nichibutsu, a studio known on Super Famicom for its mahjong and puzzle games. For some reason it was shelved, only seeing a small release in 2004 as a cell phone game under the name of Flynn’s Adventure. After a short appearance in a 1995 issue of Nintendo Power, the game seemed to had slipped into the void. This is where Super Fighter Team stepped in and acquired the game.

This isn’t SFT’s first official cartridge game however, SFT have acquired, localized, tweaked, and prepared several Sega Genesis, Atari Lynx, PC, and mobile games for worldwide release as well. Having garnered attention and praise for their excellent localized scripts and unique sense of humor, SFT have proven there is still a thriving demand for new games in the retro market. I have a hunch that Nightmare Busters will be no different.

If you’re having any doubts just look at these amazing graphics, a feat for today’s standards, let alone in 1998.

Pre-Orders for a limited run of Nightmare Busters are being accepted at the the site. Sure you if you look hard enough you can find the ROM, hope it’s compatible with your latest emulator, and play what is most likely an unpolished game, but that’s not how it was meant to be played.

Here’s your chance to relive those days, when you ran home with new your game, thumbed through the manual, and smelled that amazing plastic aroma only a brand new game cartridge can deliver. 

Jose Ortiz // Super PolyPixel

Vadrum Plays Super Mario Bros.

If you’re a drummer than you probably know of Vadrum, or by his real name Andrea Vadrucci. If you haven’t or you’re not a drummer, than give a listen to his awesome talents. His YouTube page is filled with awesome videos of him covering all sorts of songs. From The Simpsons and Super Mario Bros, to ringtones!

Andrea is an amazing drummer and when he matches his talents to the #1 plumber’s theme song, it instantly unclogs the wax in your ears and the hair clog in your sink.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

8-Bit Fatality By Steve Lefcourt

Steve Lefcourt is a freelance artist. He made these awesome pictures for the flickr group “make something cool everyday”. He says on the flickr page that each one only took a couple hours to make.

You can find all of his fatality pictures here on the 8-bit fatality flickr page. You can view his other art on his main page here.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Full Concept Art Scans - Translated Pages of Hyrule Historia Available

This beautiful little gem of Legend of Zelda lore was released back on December 21st of this past year to the ever so lucky citizens of Japan, as the story goes with most awesome Nintendo swag. This book not only contains more that just the artwork that spans Legend of Zelda’s 25 years of existence. It also contains “A Complete History of Hyrule”, which reviews the storyline of each game, additionally suggesting a complete take on the timeline of games which was touched on by Super PolyPixels own Mark Renna.

Enough time has passed for the book to have finally had a full scan of all of its concept artwork and images ranging from the original Legend of Zelda all the way to the most recent Skyward Sword. These images, neatly organized for our viewing pleasure, have been uploaded to flickr. There are also full page scans and translations. If you fancy yourself a fan of the longstanding Nintendo series, be sure to take some time for yourself to review some of these gems!

Raphael Coury // Super PolyPixel