Super Metroid – Depths of Tourian – Fan Art – By Elemental79

One of my all time SNES games is Super Metroid. It’s one of the few snes games that I not only beat, but beat multiple times in order to get the different endings.

I watched the entire video that Elemental79 from Deviant Art put up, since I was curious to see how they managed to convert the 16-bit piece of nostalgia into a super high resolution piece of digital art. Sadly, it moves too fast for me to see much detail, and I’m certainly no expert on photoshop, so I guess I’ll just have to enjoy my new computer background without knowing exactly how it’s made. That being said, there’s a lot more brains and motorcycles than I would have expected.

This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Super Metroid. Released in 1994 Super Metroid featured an open world where bounty hunter Samas Aran must defeat Mother Brain to keep the galaxy safe from improper use of Metroids. There are also space pirates there looking to use Metroids to gain power. I think that is right.

Super Metroid’s game style has lived on in many great Castlevania games. These Metroidvania games are amoungst my favorite, but Super Metroid still stands out as the one I’d most like to see in high definition.

In order to give the screenshot a 16×9 aspect ratio this is not an actual screenshot from the game, but made up of several screenshots and sprite sets. Included in this scene is a metroid, which is not accurate to the game, but believable since there wouldn’t be a logical reason that one could not wander into Mother Brain’s room (And I really wanted to remake the metroid).

  1. 11 years ago

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