Doing that random Mario thing. Actually lucked out and got a real character. (Spike Cannon is from Mario Land 4, Invisighoul is from Yoshi’s Island DS, K9 is from Mario RPG, Tiki Bomber is from DKC Returns.)
(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SLAM ON ZELDA. I LOVE ZELDA, I’M JUST TRYING TO MAKE A POINT)
This is something I meant to draw for months, but didn’t get around to, but since the year’s almost over I better get it done.
2011 was the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda (1986-2011) and it was an anniversary with much fanfare: there were four Zelda games released this year, Skyward Sword (which also had a special edition), a 3DS Virtual console release of Link’s Awakening, a remake of Four Swords on DSi, and a 3DS remoke of Ocarina of time. If you were part of the 3DS ambassador program, you got three additional games, too: Zelda 1 and 2, and Minish cap. There was even a 25th anniversary orchestral concert.
Metroid, on the other hand, also had a 25th anniversary this year with little fanfare, other than a few fan tributes and a V-Con release of Metroid II, there was no celebration on Nintendo’s part at all. Now don’t go thinking I feel that Zelda didn’t deserve the attention—it did. In fact there’s some Skyward Sword fan art that I’ve had on the backburner that I’ll be posting soon. I just feel Metroid deserved it too.