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NESTALGIA by JINNdev NESTALGIA by JINNdev
Reinterpretations of original sprites and boxart from NES classic games. Hope you enjoy!


How many do you recognize?


Palette: 51 colors

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Given 2011-08-31
NESTALGIA by *JinnDemonEvil pays homage to many great games from the Super Nintendo. The composition of the characters around the game controller is very well thought out. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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As a big fan of NES games, this is by far the best homage to that era.
Choice of characters couldn't have been better, and it was a pleasant surprise to see a Battletoad joined with all these iconic pixelated heroes.
But let's say I am not a fan, and I can't recognize the controller, let alone all the characters, it is still awesome looking fan art, and I use term "fan art" loosely because it is more than that.
I don't know if this was done in Paint, but it sure looks that it could be done in Paint, and that's what fascinates me.
It is clear that these characters might as well be sprites for a game, but it is done in such a masterful way, every character here can be an art piece for itself.
I have nothing but praise for this art, and it is something I would proudly hang on my wall.
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ClassicGamer84 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it :)

Can you please do one for Sega Master System? I can name the 8 characters you can use from left to right...

Ax Battler (from Golden Axe) - possibly on the Dragon or Lizard, Blaze Fielding (Streets of Rage, Wonder Boy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Psycho Fox, Alex Kidd, and up the top, Opa Opa (Fantasy Zone). :)
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I don't want to spoil anything, but that might not be too far from happening.
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:iconclassicgamer84:
ClassicGamer84 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JINNdev if that does happen, I will be forever in your debt :D
As a side note, would you mind tagging me if it happens (just so I get a notification?) :)

Thanks a billion.
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:icondrawingstudio303:
Drawingstudio303 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Why is Master Higgins so sad?
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe because he's starving to death all the time.
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:icondrawingstudio303:
Drawingstudio303 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
True. Wheres Grand Dad?
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Probably hanging out with Ninja Mario from Super Mario 14.
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:icondrawingstudio303:
Drawingstudio303 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol. Hide in shame


What bout Joshi?
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, you got me with this one, where's Joshi from?
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:icondrawingstudio303:
Drawingstudio303 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
If you watch Vinesauce youll know. Hes from Super Mayro Kratt.
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Knowing all the crap that vine plays from time to time, I'm a little afraid to search for it, haha
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:iconretroreloads:
retroreloads Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconretroreloads:
retroreloads Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ur welcome!
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bitmapbooks Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2016

Hi

My name is Sam Dyer and I'm currently designing a book all about the NES (www.nesbook.co.uk) 

Within the book is a section on fan art and I wondered if you would be willing to allow me to feature your 'NEStalgia' piece?



I would of course credit you, your website and send you a copy of the book when printed early next year.

Would that be OK?

Sam 

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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Sam,

Thanks for the contact, I think it would be great!
Send me a note so we can talk further!

See ya!
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:iconbirdovic:
Birdovic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thats incredible! As someone who still is really attached to games and characters of that era, I really love this :' )
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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:icontrolmaster:
Trolmaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
recognize 9 of them
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Almost all of them. Which one you didn't recognize?
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:icontrolmaster:
Trolmaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
the dinosaur and the plane
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The dinosaur is from adventure island 2. The spaceship is from gradius.
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:icontrolmaster:
Trolmaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
yeah , i never heard of these games.
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:iconoragespark:
OrageSpark Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
RASH FROM BATTLETOADS <3
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm surprised you know them by name! hahaha
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:iconoragespark:
OrageSpark Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw a lot of Killer Instinct XONE gameplays, Rash is a guest character :D
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:icondevistarkiller:
DeviStarKiller Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You nailed it with this one!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondariocomics:
DarioCOMICS Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Filmographer
love it!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Dario!
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
the nostalgia level: is OVER 9000!!!!
also you forgot a few games
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:iconwynet:
Wynet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Demonscrest and megaman For the win!
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:iconmonkeyhero0:
monkeyhero0 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist
So much of it! :D
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:icondavywagnarok:
DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!!
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:iconsuperjrolander:
superJROlander Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
this is cool
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work man!
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Writer
ok, without cheating:
Samus (Metroid)
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Megaman (Megaman)
Battletoad (Battletoad)
Black Mage (Final Fantasy)
Biker (Excitbike)

I THINK the spaceship in the back comes from Gradius.
I also recognize the Gargoyle, though I'm unsure of the game... Castlevania? Ninja Gaiden? (I think he was a Castlevania villain, but again, not sure)
I also recognize the boy in the leaf-pants, but... don't ask me where he comes from, I have no idea.
The Dragon/Dino is the only one I don't recognize at all.

In the Background, I definitely recognize Kid Icarus, but the others are way to hard to recognize for me, unfortunately :/

I'm also not a kid from the NES era, but SNES era - only NES games I played and beat were Final Fantasy (I+II) and Legend of Zelda :)
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DragonLord1975 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
The man in the leaf-pants riding the dino is Master Higgins from "Adventure Island".

The gargoyle, also known as an Arramer, is Firebrand from "Gargoyle's Quest". Arramers also appear in "Ghouls 'N Ghosts".

The spaceship is from the "Gradius" franchise.
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theSeeker25 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I love this!
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:iconziggytheninja:
ZiggytheNinja Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah...it's like that one piece of art on my front page, but, like, way better and stuff.
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, we had the same idea!
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you do realize you are brilliant right? I <3 it! classic! <3333
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Great work.
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:iconclawfulofstitches:
ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Soooo good! My favorite things in this picture are the dinosaur, the excite biker, Firebrand sitting on the controller, and the controller as well, and Link, his green eyebrows trips me out. Also, like where you put your signature. But what's with Master Higgins, not eating enough?
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, he's always starving to death, so... xD
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:iconlwiis64:
Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Nicely done!
Oh and I do recognize all of 'em!
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:iconb-gabriel:
B-Gabriel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect dithering,Perfect Anti Aliasing :D
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:iconchiconegativo:
chiconegativo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I love that Megaman. Great art!!
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:iconb3hindhaz3l3yes:
b3hindhaz3l3yes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I see you used the US cover of the first game to depict Megaman :D Awesome work!
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