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Star Man NES Box Art by fab-wpg Star Man NES Box Art by fab-wpg
Make way for a self-proclaimed masterpiece! XD
The timeline leading up to this piece is as follows:

- Early NES Mega Man games were known for their horrendous Americanized box artwork.
- In 2007 my younger bro (with a little help from me) created a contest-winning GameBoy style fan game called Star Man.
- In 2008 Capcom released Mega Man 9, taking the series back to its 8-bit roots, and hilariously enough they made a piece of intentionally terrible box art for promotional materials.
- The Star Man game undergoes a number of upgrades, most notably a larger screen size and colored graphics, making it more like an NES game than the original GB version.

So, following MM9's lead, I set out to create some truly wretched NES box art for Star Man, and this image is the very successful result. If you know what Star Man really looks like and you are familiar with the games, you will know exactly what I mean. XD

Art aside, the game is pretty top notch. I encourage all video game fans to give it a try, and pass the word along. You can find it at Blyka's Door.
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Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I am currently interested in playing the game.  You know, if you and/or your brother could legally sell the game as a homebrew on cartridges, you could probably use this as the game's box art.  Shame Capcom would likely sue.
Vortikeen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay bad art Balla.. I mean Pluto! Now with 150% less cat! Yay!
Orecraw Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Faving this because I LOVE this game.

...I'm terrible at it.
fab-wpg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm actually pretty bad at it myself. XP

Thanks for the comment and fav. This underappreciated piece appreciates your appreciation!
Splashie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
I like how you added in all the details a normal box would have, but changed logos and stuff, so at a first glance it looks legit :D
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March 1, 2009
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