What Retro Video Gamer wouldn’t want to Snuggle up under this Goomba Afghan?

This one of a kind Goomba Afghan is a whopping 72″ by 73″ and was crocheted by LunarJadeStyles. It is the type of unique handicraft that I would love to have on my sofa on a cold evening while playing Super Mario Bros. Sadly this beauty is no longer available, but the good news is that it was sold at auction as part of the 2010 Desert Bus for Hope and earned Child’s Play $4300.

[via] LunarJadeStyles

Star Wars - Tie Fighter- Mighty Otaking

This Star Wars TIE Fighter Short Film Is The Anime You’ve Been Looking For!

I want to give a big thanks our friends from over at the Throwback Reviews Podcast for sharing this short film on their Facebook page the other day, because it is without a doubt one of the absolute coolest Star Wars fan-made shorts that we’ve had the pleasure of watching.

It took 4 years worth of work by OtaKing77077 to complete this 7:27 short film, working on it on his weekends, drawing as well as animating it by himself. With some help on the music by Zak Rahman and audio effects by Joseph Leyva what we are presented is a crack TIE fighter squadron that are definitely a deadly threat to the Rebel Alliance and it’s all presented in the style of 80’s anime!

[Via] OtaKing77077

Make sure to visit Otaking77077’s deviantART page where he is known as the Mighty Otaking if you want to download a copy of his poster in better detail, not to mention you need to see the rest of his fantastic artwork!


A Fresh Take on the Arcade Classic, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Ghouls ‘n Ghosts in another one those underrated arcade classics that I keep meaning to reacquaint myself with (if only I can find it in a local arcade). In this piece called, “Underwear Crusade” by artist Orioto (Mikaël Aguirre), we get a new more painterly take on the game. I do not know how this would work as an art style of a reboot of the game, but it is so moody looking I cannot help but think it would be an amazing direction to take.

[via] Orioto


Rygar Fan Art?

It should not surprise me that someone might throw together some fan art based on Rygar, since it is such a great game, but this sort of online public love for the game is rare, so I thought I would share it.

Rygar is a game that for years was on the tip of my tongue, yet I couldn’t get the name right. It had come and gone from the store where I played video games very quickly, yet it left an indelible mark on my brain. Everything except the name. It would take a few year before I picked it up for the NES and then it would all come rushing back to me. I would also at this point discover I was not alone in my appreciation of the game.

[via] likelikes


Fascinating by Avik Kumar Maitra

Ever since the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, I have wanted to post something that highlights the incredible fan-art that has been created around him and his characters. This seems like a simple task but it has been far from it, thanks to the sheer volume and outstanding talent of those involved.

After looking at thousands of images, I came upon this one – “Fascinating” by Deviant Artist Avik Kumar Maitra.

Whilst not the greatest digital painting ever created, there is something about it which just captures the Spock character perfectly for me, and if you removed the word “Fascinating” from the bottom, my mind would still inevitably conjure up that word regardless.