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Published: June 26, 2014
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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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McOuchies's avatar
McOuchies|Student Digital Artist
I see Otto, from Elevator Action.
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
yep! 
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Galaxie-The-Fairy's avatar
You mean berzerk
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McOuchies|Student Digital Artist
I mean the guy with the pistol, peaking from the window.  Unless that's another character entirely.
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Galaxie-The-Fairy's avatar
Oh
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CA-Sino30|Hobbyist General Artist
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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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I really appreciate that! :) 
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JulyLPS's avatar
CLUB PENGUIN?!
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Ha, oh man. I remember Club Penguin from back in the day. 
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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nerdpinup|Professional Digital Artist
uaahahah poor frogger...
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
poor ol' sod. 
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Aeris1001|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your style!Too much memories :)
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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hmcshroom|Hobbyist General Artist
love it so much!
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton!
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Kiro-Kurusu|Hobbyist Artist
Wow Nice!!!
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Kiro-Kurusu|Hobbyist Artist
Of course! How long did it Took you??
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... Back when I did this, probably a good several hours worth of work. 
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Bluntman-007|Hobbyist General Artist
This is hilarious! Love it! :D
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Deimos-Remus|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ;)
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fonzi9864|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is this available as a print?
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