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Super Metroid - Depths of Tourian by Elemental79 Super Metroid - Depths of Tourian by Elemental79
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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 16x9 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).

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Phracker Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is there a lake of pee at the bottom?
Link8312 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
This is now my wallpaper... on one screen. The other screen has Orioto's similar pic for Metroid 1.:)
Link8312 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
This is prodigious, I love it!
A-Y-H Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Once the tank breaks, shit's gonna go DOWN...
calmgreen2 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2018
All your work is amazing but this, in my view, is your Magnum Opus.
TheArtisticAstro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Simply incredible
JefferCrack Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
I have a question, I watched one of your speedpaint videos, and I noticed that you take various photos, arrange them and paint over them so they have the result you are looking for, so in which category will stand it for? I was thinking in photonanipulation but I don't really know. Thanks for reading and awesome work!
ElCodeMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, you're so my favorite artist now :-).
sjd764 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Brings back the nostalgia to one of the best video game ever created. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful work.
Dinar87 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TMan5636 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Brilliant work.
NECRON74 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Very  beautiful.
philiphalas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is really cool (kinda like the new DOOM). You should consider making a platform game of it, even possibly under a different name with a slightly altered main character to not have Nintendo issues. I'm pretty sure people would back you up on kickstarter.
Jeremein Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
C'est absolument remarquable, le jeu revit !!
Excellent travail, j'admire ...
TheRoamer13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Are those flaming doughnuts??
KAdDigArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Absolutely stunning. I'm most impressed by your usage of textures; piecing them together into the different objects. An insane amount of detail to say the least.
Microdraws Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is INSANE
shammyrock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016   Artist
Nintendo? Have are you listening?
DannyMew Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
This. Is. Awesome.
I can almost hear the game sounds.
wilsonnera Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
like a boss :o
integrii Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
This is entirely unbelievably amazing.
shadow2030 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
I would play an HD remake of this game, and one of my favorites too.. The visual are outstanding, and very resourceful photo used to make this images of each item. The photo speed art video was(*is) awesomesuace. :p
Speedynat3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus, the detail in this is AMAZING! :wow:

*Yeah, the space pirates were working with Mother Brain, if I remember correctly, but I digress.

Love how you made the "Rinkas" all "fiery" in this, it is an interesting take on them, though I don't remember them being fired from the turrets or cannons firing them, as it kinda looks like they are here, but eh whatever. :shrug: It doesn't matter. =P
While it would have made things a real pain in the butt in the actual games themselves, I dig the addition of a Metroid in the room, it is a nice touch! And it too looks amazing! :)  And I haven't gotten started on Mother Brain...Jesus I can only imagine that thing awakening in its "final form" in this rendition!  But I'm rambling on and on, as I said before...JESUS THE DETAIL IS AMAZING! :clap:
Wraa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beyond impressive! Having watched the video on the creation, I am astounded, and yes, Super Metroid is due for a high definition remake!
Ruyc Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Great recreation of one epic confrontation
KidLavender Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Artist
I don't think I have the words to even say it.
  I love it.
Darkton93 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is interesting! I like the HD look this has. I'd play this!
boxxybr0wn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
I like your art style but I don't feel like you're really paying homage to the game so much as change it. I was under the impression that Nostalgia was remembering memories of older things you loved. Of course the argument could be made this is how you saw it. Otherwise I just feel like people are just being graphics whores lol Super Metroid was and still is perfect. Stop making the purist cry lol
Robert-Ripley Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
OH MY GOD! That were the best 14 Minutes of the last 20 Years!
*standing ovation* Super Metroid was my most favorite SNES game and i´m a big fan of the Scifi-Stuff they put into the game including the music.
I love the light-highlights u made on the steel after u put a new light in the scene.
And the samus suit..out of a motorcycle? are u kiddin me?!!?!
*i think that´s the biggest comment i ever wrote*
!!!! THANK YOU !!!!
Elemental79 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Thanks! Glad you liked it. I think this one is my favorite. I love this game!
hon87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh love it!! 
Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh, this is positively lovely! So much time and effort went into every little detail, and it really shows!

stev1ejohn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Nintendo needs to remake the game with this design
ChaoTech1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I wanted to ask if you gave these guys permission to do this, because I'm not sure?…|Print
21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Best image of the best game ever Clap 
Paradigm4096 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
probably my favorite game of all time or at least in my top 5, and still have to have a play through at least once a year or so. I'd SOOO sell my body for an actual HD remake of this game (sigh) c'mon Nintendo you would make loads of cash if you remastered such a classic game ( I digress ) 

Incredible piece of art here and a great vision into what should be. Thanks for the time and effort put into this and thanks for sharing it for all of use to enjoy!
ShadowFox777 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015   General Artist
This is absolutely fabulous and I love you for it. My CHILDHOOD. Right here. I must have played This Very game more than a hundred times..
kurokaichii Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kris-Hagrimm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
It's amazing I try to make this with demon's crest, but I have not any techniques and images to make something really great.
basspruit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I saw the youtube video photoshop speed art, amazing!
B0ss23 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Webb-Slinger Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely stunning!!! my friends and I watch the video on youtube! Is there any way you could do one for me? I have  screenshot of Wizards & Warriors III.  :D
bbqjoe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
super awesome stuff
paokman Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
This is how I would like the new 2d Metroid to look!
gus3000 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Working on it ! :D
See you in three years o/
dexshirts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
zeldacia3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Kris-Hagrimm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Good work !!
DarkRoland666 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
nice work 
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