The above picture leaves me speechless. It’s classic Mario, redone with HD “graphics”. The artist is Orioto on deviantART.
Hit the jump for some more breathtaking samples.
The following images are not in-game screenshots; they are pictures. Most of these, especially the Super Metroid picture, bring back memories. What’s the next step for Nintendo, and other developers when they’re done bringing their classic games to handhelds and digital console stores?
When the market for these retro remakes saturates, why not make HD versions? If an HD remake of Super Mario World came out, I’m sure it would sell even more Nintendo consoles (given that their next console is HD). Nintendo has no need to do this for many years, but the prospect is wondrous. I now have a strange urge to go play Link to the Past…..