Sprites and 16-bit levels from classic games are definitely art in their own right, but it’s always cool to see some of your favorite retro games get a modern facelift. DeviantArt member Elemental79 took a screenshot from Super Metroid and painted over it in Photoshop to make it look realistic—well as realistic as a picture of a bounty hunter fighting crazy brain monsters from space is gonna look. In the timelapse video you can see the transformation from pixel art to painting and get an idea of just how much effort was put into this piece. It’s definitely way more effort than I put into beating Mother Brain—let’s just say Game Genie was involved.
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