This began with a brainstorm I had with my brother about what The Lost Vikings franchise didn’t cover yet. They have already explored old egypt, pirate era, future/post-apocalyptic future, prehistoric times and so on! (not to mention the candy land!)
We conclude that what was missing was the nowadays. So, hell yeah… War!! : D With that in mind I decided to emulate the art from previous games, (but puting some of my style on it) and make a couple of mockups to see how it would come up.
What if Super Mario Bros on the NES was’nt originally a hit? What if Mario did’nt evolve thru the years, becoming ever more popular, with his look becoming more and more refined and friendly? What if all we had to remind us was just the original sprites, no coverarts or official artwork. How would you remember him? A chubby and happy determined Italian Plumber or just some old-looking player wearing red overalls?
With that in mind, I came with this idea… How would look in an HD version of Super Mario Bros created today taking in consideration just the 1985 sprites? Well, that’s how I think it would all look!