I love Mario 3 for the NES. This is a Mario Tanooki suit illustration for the portfolio. It is amazing how well games with perfect game play hold up. By today’s standards it is very hard – but it is still fun to play. This is Mario on E running in a tanooki suit with a rainbow behind him.
Banjo Kazooie is one of my favorite games ever. It is such a great platformer from an era loaded with great games. It is really old but its solid game-play and creative mechanics never age. Every kid should play this.
I love SGDQ. For about 4 years of my life I watched Twitch every day – all day. And when Summer rolled around I would stay glued to my computer for every speed run scheduled. Watching streamers is a replacement for having friends. Most of the people who go to and watch SQDQ are either kids or hapless nerds who never grew up. I identify with these people. I missed a gear somewhere. I am not sure why. But it doesn’t bother me. Master swords and Kirby hats are things I will probably never outgrow.
When Pacman chomps a power pellet he transforms from a meek beta who is afraid of his own shadow to an ornery adrenaline fueled alpha monster who isn’t afraid of anything. Pacman chasing a scared blue ghost.
I love Super Mario 64. It is pretty old but it’s perfect gameplay and well thought out levels never age. Thinking back on playing it for the first time ranks up there with my fondest childhood memories. King Bob-omb is the first boss – I remember being floored climbing up his mountain for the first time and looking out at the entire level. That sense of deep 3d space,adventure, bright colors and imaginative creatures are etched in my brain. I don’t play it much any more but I still enjoy watching mario 64 speedrunners obliterate it nightly. It is nothing short of amaziing the dexterity and patience required to do what they do. Check out spaceman on twitch. He is a nice guy who is good at talking and great at sm64. Edit:Fixed his nose – made it more kingly.
Halloween ghosts are spooky. When they send their friends a letter, they sometimes trip over a bookshelf and into another dimension. You should get Mario Maker. It is one of the coolest Mario games ever.
Red ghost clip art. He is a Pacman ghost.