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Super Smash Bros. box art cover
By avatar pigeon_face 29 on March 13th, 2011
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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

Well, here it is, my latest creation.

The original SSB was my first all time favorite game as a kiddy IÂ’ve been wanting to make an essence box for a while now, and I noticed there really isnÂ’t a lot of essence boxes from the Smash series, so I went with this. Obviously, I was inspired by the official box art for the game and felt that in order to capture the essence of this, I would I have to stick with that retro comic-like theme. Also, the front seems a bit chaotic (not typical of essence boxes), but I felt that it best captures the essence of SSB.

The back cover was a bit more problematic, as you can see. I didnÂ’t know what to do with it for a long time and I was hell-bent on incorporating the Master Hand in there some way or another. I was also fidgeting with developer logos, such as HAL Laboratory and a Nintendo, but they just didnÂ’t flow with the rest of the design.

I searched all over the internet for suitable renders for the cover that would fit the comic theme ( many of them underwent some intensive editing, but itÂ’s hard to notice).

I used MGÂ’s Universal Essence Collection template to create my own rendition of a retro essence box. The Super Smash Bros. Logo was very easy to recreate, so thatÂ’s custom, I guess lolÂ… The title itself is Super Retro font that I messed around with to recreate the official title.

I really donÂ’t know what to think of it; I like I it, I suppose. But it feels like there is something missingÂ…
hit me

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Moogle 37 [ 6 years ago ]

I <3 THAT BACK.
Etc.

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aelixus 45 [ 6 years ago ]

Wow, good work!

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Unknown Flames 33 [ 6 years ago ]

Everything is awesome except that Link render, doesn't match the style :/

Amazing work though.

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

the link and samus renders were iffy... i'll see what i can do. thanks dudes

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Sentroavium 20 [ 6 years ago ]

Outstanding

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tmrd 42 [ 6 years ago ]

Woahhh.

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sd1833 47 [ 6 years ago ]

Impressive. While I appreciate your efforts in mixing the different artwork styles, I agree that Link and Samus' styles differ too much from the others.

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

I also noticed that the reflection is a bit messed up, and it says "vgba" in the bottom right that is black and barely visable. i'm looking all over for suitable Samus and Link renders, i'm tired of searching =(

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sd1833 47 [ 6 years ago ]

#9: I'm not sure about Link, but wouldn't Zero Mission artwork be a suitable replacement for Samus? Heck, this seems like a pretty good pose for a Smash Bros. game: link

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roza 43 [ 6 years ago ]

awesome! im just sad i have a cartridge only version of this game...

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Reza 39 [ 6 years ago ]

Scha-wing! That's awesome dude, you've really captured the essence of the game. :P

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

#10 I found something similar, but the one you found is PUUUUUURFECT! much appreciated!

thanks for the feedback, bros. ; )

I'll have this updated asap. Still searching for a link render though :S

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WarioLoaf 6 [ 6 years ago ]

the cover is really good. thought you hand drew some of it :)

The back is neat but a bit dull and looks a bit empty.

Overall:
8.5/10 - great!

Keep Rocking

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

#14 I didn't want to clutter it up too much, as it is an essence box. thanks though!

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hypno 8 [ 6 years ago ]

uhh... nice work on the contrast

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

# 16 thanks..? I felt that the contrast was necessary to bring out the old-school retro comic feel.

Well... as you can see, I got this thing updated with new Samus and Link renders. The Samus render provided by sd1833 worked perfectly, whereas the Link render... uhhh.. blurrryy!! crap resolution!

I did everything i could to make that link render look somewhat clear. Every Link i found was either too small, not cartoony enough or wasn't striking the proper pose to flow with the design I got going here. If anyone knows of a Link render that fits the art style and is in a badass attacking position hit me up.

If you just don't view in full, its kinda hard to notice that Link is significantly blurrier that the others.

Had fun with this box, anyhow. tell me your thoughts. fav, critique.. do what you wish

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

REALLYY..??! Sorry for the bump but I am just looking for feedback on the update, or shun me, doesn't matter.

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

really...

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tmrd 42 [ 6 years ago ]

Well I like it Lol.

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Dario 23 [ 6 years ago ]

Wow..just wow!!

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

lol.... i feel like a complete ass for bumping, but i had a sorta legit reason to bump. I really need to make use of the critique forum for my future boxes. =S

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sd1833 47 [ 6 years ago ]

I apologize for not commenting sooner, I didn't even realize you'd updated it yet. But this does look much better, the new Samus and Link images fitting in perfectly. Sure Link is blurry, but with the resources at hand, I'd say you did a fine job making it work.

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

#23 not a problem. I just hate having to bump my box. Like I said, in the future, I will make use of the critiques forum. Thanks again for the Samus render, I realllly like it

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twoxT 34 [ 6 years ago ]

This deserves to be in the Hall.

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pigeon_face 29 [ 6 years ago ]

Thanks, #25. personally, i believe it deserves to be in the Master Works. jkjkkjkkjk lol. but it would be cool if it got into the hall. It would be my first HoF =]

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james007 28 [ 2 years ago ]

Congratulations

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