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UPDATE::
Last cameos have been guessed!

UPDATE 2::
Winner of the last guess will receive a "buy one, get one half off" lineart. If the winner chooses to commission me, they'll get a second character at a reduced price. If they pass on the offer, the winner can pass it to another participant. Hey it's all I could come up with and I need the money. ;)

Hey guys, been working on this on and off for quite a while. It's a revisit to this piece from 2007:
deimos-remus.deviantart.com/ar…

Felt like doing a long-needed update to an idea I really liked, but never felt really good about in my earlier attempt. Instead of putting only 6 characters in there, I wanted to fit in a ton more, and all characters that originated in the arcades. In addition to the 20+ characters in this one, I tried to add a ton of cameos, references and homages in there as well. 

Now that I think about it, I had this idea well before Wreck it Ralph came out...

I'll update the list of characters and cameos as you guys guess them. Don't know if I'll have a prize for the winner of the last guess, but we'll see. Most of them are pretty easy, but there's one or two that are a bit more obscure as always. 

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Guessed by QDLA
Mr. Hotdog from Data East's Burgertime (1982)
Tyris Flare from Sega's Golden Axe (1989)
Guile from Capcom's Street Fighter II (1991)
Mario from Nintendo's Donkey Kong (1981)
Pacman, Ms. Pacman and ghost from Namco's Pacman series (1980-)
Q*Bert from Gottlieb's Q*Bert (1982)

Guessed by ZEBES
Sinistar poster from William Electronics' Sinistar (1982)

Guessed by jwilliams08
Taizo Hori from Namco's Dig Dug (1982)
Mappy from Namco's Mappy (1983)
Atari's Pong (1972)
Centipede from Atari's Centipede (1981)
Donkey Kong Jr on Banned Persons list from Nintendo's Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)
Lucifer on Banned Persons list from Capcom's Ghosts n' Goblins series
Chun-Li autograph on Frogger's Cast from Capcom's Street Fighter II (1991)
King Koopa on Banned Persons list from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Guessed by SapphireZero
Joust poster from William Electronics' Joust (1982)
Narc on Sinistar poster from William Electronics' NARC (1988)
Missing Princess poster from Capcom's Ghouls n' Ghosts (1988)
Frogger from Sega/Gremlin's Frogger (1981)

Guessed by gsilverfish
Android from Stern's Berzerk (1980)

Guessed by The-Koopa-of-Troopa
Pengo fron Coreland/Sega's Pengo (1981)
Bartender from Midway's Tapper (1983)
Lady Bug from Universal's Ladybug (1981)

Guessed by jacob-reddinger
MCP & Sark on Banned Persons list from Disneys Tron (1982)

Guessed by Pantsless-Ghost
Space Invaders Newspaper from Taito's Space Invaders (1978)

Guessed by comicanimefan
Spy from Taito's Elevator Action (1983)
Bentley Bear from Atari's Crystal Castles (1983)
Peter Pepper from Data East's Burgertime (1982)
Missile Command newspaper from Atari's Missile Command (1980)

Guessed by OperaGhost21
'Custer was here' and Custer on banned persons list from Mystique's Custer's Revenge (1982)
E.T from Atari's E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

Guessed by CeeMarcuS
Donkey Kong head from Nintendo's Donkey Kong (1981)

Guessed by KingMTJ
Blue Worrior from Midway's Wizard of Wor (1981)
Evil Otto from Stern's Berzerk (1980)

Guessed by QuietW8
Death Adder on banned persons list from Sega's Golden Axe (1989)
Red Arremer Ace on banned persons list from Capcom's Ghosts n' Goblins series (1985-1991)
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Tapper by Deimos-Remus is so chock full of retro references that it effectively holds your attention for a long time while the clean style is very evocative of vintage video games. ( Suggested by Phobos-Romulus and Featured by TheCreativeJenn )
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McOuchies Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I see Otto, from Elevator Action.
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:icongalaxie-the-fairy:
Galaxie-The-Fairy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You mean berzerk
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:iconmcouchies:
McOuchies Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I mean the guy with the pistol, peaking from the window.  Unless that's another character entirely.
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:icongalaxie-the-fairy:
Galaxie-The-Fairy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh
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:iconca-sino30:
CA-Sino30 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist
This might be one of my favorite art pieces that I have ever seen in my life. Such a beautiful, nerd-gasmy tribute to the classic and greatest arcade titles of the 80s and early 90s, that helped define one of the biggest entertainment industries of all time. Wonderful work!
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I really appreciate that! :) 
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:iconjulylps:
JulyLPS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
CLUB PENGUIN?!
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, oh man. I remember Club Penguin from back in the day. 
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:iconneswolf20:
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
awesome
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnerdpinup:
nerdpinup Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
uaahahah poor frogger...
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
poor ol' sod. 
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:iconaeris1001:
Aeris1001 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your style!Too much memories :)
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconhmcshroom:
hmcshroom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
love it so much!
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton!
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:iconkiro-kurusu:
Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wow Nice!!!
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconkiro-kurusu:
Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Of course! How long did it Took you??
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... Back when I did this, probably a good several hours worth of work. 
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:iconkiro-kurusu:
Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! Well is it ok if i May Post this Masterpiece in my twitter/Facebook too? Of course i credit ya!!!
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! No problem at all, thanks for asking first!
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:iconkiro-kurusu:
Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Of course!
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:iconbluntman-007:
Bluntman-007 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is hilarious! Love it! :D
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ;)
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:iconfonzi9864:
fonzi9864 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist
Is this available as a print?
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I could add it to my redbubble storefront if you'd like!
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:iconfonzi9864:
fonzi9864 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist
Once I get done with grad school. I'm super poor right now.
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, I'll add it in the meantime! 
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:iconjohn00065:
John00065 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Always loved Ladybug!
Nice work! She and Tyris Flare steal the show!
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Had to stick some hotties in there! ;)
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:iconlunkenheimer1223:
Lunkenheimer1223 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Frogger had quite the time getting here. Poor fella. :(
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If only he looked both ways before crossing the street. No, I disagree! 
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:iconlunkenheimer1223:
Lunkenheimer1223 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, who is that blue guy sitting with Frogger and Pacman?
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That dude's from Wizard of Wor. I think it has the name of blue 'worrior' but I'm not totally certain. 
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:icongabycoutino:
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :)
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpjtoon75:
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture.
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpjtoon75:
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:icondarkraihero06:
DarkraiHero06 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Qbert looks pleased lol
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, he's whistling at her. ;)
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:icondarkraihero06:
DarkraiHero06 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah
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:iconshinragod:
shinragod Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Wow!! the chick from Golden Axe just walked in!!
Care for a drink babe? ;D
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite 90s game characters! 

I made it so that the late 80s/90s characters were grouped together at the far end of the bar, almost as a way to infer that a new generation of games was being ushered in. ;)
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the blue arm-cannon guy next to the bear?
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That would be the robots/androids from Stern's Berzerk. 
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
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vasile20022003 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
WOW, your awsome
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, thanks!
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