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Metroid box art cover
By avatar Titan38 42 on July 11th, 2011
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Titan38 42 [ 5 years ago ]

My entry into Round 2. Metroid. The front is all custom artwork (besides text). Credit, however, to Leegion for the template.
I really wanted to make a box that was not the standard NES boring front cover with pixel art,
so I opted to create my own art and make it 'Classic Series' (which actually existed).
As for the back, almost every NES game had the same layout on the back...so I felt I had few options in the layout of the back if I still wanted to make it look authentic.
This took a long time for me, and viewing in full would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
-TitanVex

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Reza 39 [ 5 years ago ]

These VGBA Cup boxes just keep getting better and better! Really feeling the nostalgia radiating from this one dude, your hard work has paid off!

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Luigi53 29 [ 5 years ago ]

I found a reference to Donkey Kong 3 XD

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Luigi53 29 [ 5 years ago ]

Edited at 5 years ago

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tleeart 44 [ 5 years ago ]

Great work! The more I see this Round's Cup boxes, the more afraid I am I won't be able to perform to this quickly rising standard.

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 5 years ago ]

That art is fantastic. I love this.

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The90sKid 38 [ 5 years ago ]

Just wow..

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twoxT 34 [ 5 years ago ]

:D

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sd1833 47 [ 5 years ago ]

I'm falling for that cartoonish, cute art style. It fits the NES-era well, and it'd be something I would've liked to see on the original Metroid's cover (rather than a simple pixel recreation of Samus in-game). Nice job.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 5 years ago ]

You made the art yourself?
Respect.

+fav

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hypno 8 [ 5 years ago ]

quite good quite good!

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TheSlyder 40 [ 5 years ago ]

Spectacular! At first glance I was iffy about the light-hearted cartoon style Samus was drawn in, but upon second thought, I realized how often video games would have art like that, and if you're solely going by gameplay, this very well could have been Metroid's art direction.

Great job, man. My only complaint (And it's not a personal complaint) is that the box references Metroid's success that didn't exist when the game first came out. "Classic series," as well as "The original: Metroid" both conflict with the goal of the theme.

I personally love it, though, especially the logo, which looks deliciously 80's/early 90's.

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Titan38 42 [ 5 years ago ]

Thank you everyone! I really enjoy reading all of the comments :D! I will mention a few people in particular, however:
#3, Yes, there is a reference in there!
#10, I made it all myself. The Mother Brain was traced off of pixel art from the original, in which there was a lot of guesswork as to what belonged where. The Metroids were traced. I used another picture of someone else to trace Samus, but I had to add in a lot of adjustments because of Samus' gun arm...
#12, Thanks! Although I agree with you, I used the summary from an actual cover that said 'Classic Series' on it, and it actually referred to the original Metroid in that sense. But I do appreciate your concern.

Thanks again everyone! I am glad you enjoy it!

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Magical 40 [ 5 years ago ]

My favourite box of the comp so far! Amazing work.

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Spiderpig24 46 [ 5 years ago ]

One of the best retro boxes I've seen, I love the style and layout of this.

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Pan 47 [ 5 years ago ]

Really good retro box, but I think the "pshhu" sound effect puts it just over the top with silly factor. That's just my opinion though.

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Masloff 43 [ 5 years ago ]

I really like the Blue scheme, it's really nice eye candy overall

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Titan38 42 [ 5 years ago ]

More thanks all around!
In response to Pan (#16), the 'PSHUU' was an addition I made after seeing it on an actual NES box (different game), and it seemed to fit quite well, in my opinion. But thank you for your opinion nonetheless!

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Delicious1 36 [ 5 years ago ]

This is really great

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RoarShark 40 [ 5 years ago ]

Excellent custom work. It looks great!

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Higashi89 47 [ 5 years ago ]

This shall demand to be a MasterWorks.

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The90sKid 38 [ 5 years ago ]

Congrats on the Hall, very well deserved.

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woopwoop11 36 [ 5 years ago ]

A unique design that still makes it feel retro. The custom artwork is amazing

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 5 years ago ]

Congratulations. What program did you use for the art?

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Titan38 42 [ 5 years ago ]

Thank you everyone! This is my first Hall of Fame box ever! How exciting :).
#25, I used Photoshop (the pen tool)

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 5 years ago ]

#26, are you serious? That's amazing. How long did it take?

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Titan38 42 [ 5 years ago ]

#27, It took about 3-4ish days of on/off work. Definitely one of my longer boxes.

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 5 years ago ]

This had better get into the MasterWorks.

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aupton 1 [ 3 years ago ]

Another F'ing amazing cover!!! I was crushed when I saw there was no printable version available... Seems to be a trend here :(

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