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Super Mario Land by JOSHDILISI Super Mario Land by JOSHDILISI
was just sitting in class today and had a random burst of inspiration to draw Super Mario Land for some reason, this picture was a challenge mainly due to the fact that i was trying to be respectful to the Gameboy's color pallet and was only able to use 4 colors to draw this. The main theme music for this game has to be one of my favorite themes of all time, i just find it to be really catchy :)
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PeepingToad Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Such a smart color choice, really brings out a wonderful feeling of nostalgia, but the dynamic drawings angle of the scene at hand makes it stand out.
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :D 
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MagcargoMan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the style here. Captures the old Gameboy feel to great effect.
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D glad you like it, i did my best to try to capture the Gameboy's essence. 
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geckobot83 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!! Great concept :)) Kudos
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou :) glad you like it
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classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Very sweet and well produced piece! Great work! Congrates!
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou very much! Glád you like it :la:
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classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
My pleasure ;)
I really ENJOY it :D
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Devilboy58 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I always played this Mario game. One of my most favourite Game Boy games, as well as Mario games. :D

Yeah, I think the music is really catchy too, and love how they added more stuff after finishing the game for the first one... XDDD
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nintentofu Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!  Freaking love this a lot!  Used to play this game soo much back on my Gameboy when out and about as a kid (along with a lot of tetris and mario picross lol).  Really like your color choice to match the theme of the game itself!  And your drawing is really clean and well done.  :)
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Nice! I like the simplified style, (true to the game's graphics) and you did a good job making the colors look very Gameboy-like.

Some people tend to bash the original Gameboy, or think it's highly-outdated due to it's lack of color. Regardless, I remember as a kid looking into that green LCD screen for the first time, playing Super Mario Land, and remembering how awesome it was.
The Gameboy had some epic games, and I have quite a few of them on my 3DS now. (Thanks to Virtual Console.)
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou! i did my best to stay true to the gameboy pallet as i could. Although i think the original Gameboy is really awesome :) i grew up with a gameboy color myself, but the original gameboy still holds a place in my heart. And agreed wit the awesome games as well, alot of the games i grew up playing and remember alot were alot of original gameboy games, ranging from Game & Watch Gallery, Mega Man, Pokemon, etc.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I never had a Gameboy Color, but I did get a Gameboy Advance. (Should've waited for the SP, oh well...)

Yeah, I like those games to. :) I even got a few I missed from my childhood on my 3DS.
I highly recommend "Mole Mania." It's a very obscure later Gameboy game made by Shigeru Miyamoto. It's a fun puzzle/action game that plays like a combination of the 1994 "Gameboy Donkey Kong" game, (the one with Mario, DK'94 is one of my fav' GB games, I must add) only with an overhead perspective like Zelda. The tunneling gimmick is clever to. Shame it never got much attention.
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love my SP :3 although mole mania sounds awesome! ill be sure to check it out :D
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Yeah, if you have a 3DS, you can purchase/download it from the Nintendo Eshop for only $2.99 there. I have it on my 3DS.
Only downside being the 2-player VS mode, and Super Gameboy features like the SGB color pallettes (which were usually limited to 4 colors anyways) are not accessible on Virtual Console, but the game is still good. :)

Mole Mania needs more love.
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MudSaw Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! Inspiration always comes in the middle of a class session doesn't it? ;P I love the how you stayed true to the gameboy's color pallete. :)
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou, i'm glad you like it :3
sticking to the color pallet is one of the reasons i love this picture so much.
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MrNintMan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic1:D
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome job once again, I can already hear the music, makes me want to pick it up again right now! :D
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D always glad to see that you like my work. 
And yeah, the music for this game is probably one of my favorite soundtracks. :3
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AlleycatCY Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super awesome image, especially given you limited yourself to 4 colours !
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JOSHDILISI Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou very much :) i'm glad you like it. It was very challenging to only work with 4 colors, but i like how it turned out and plan to do a picture like this again someday :D
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