See almost every fictional hero from the past 20 years recreated as a NES sprite

You ought to visit the Flickr gallery of Ty Lettau, aka SoundofDesign, aka the man whose quiet task over the last few months has been to perform a graphical demake of... well, basically, all of pop culture since before you were born. Starting with the basic sprites for Mario and Mega Man, Lettau's magnum opus consists of 835 works of pixel-art, between them making credible NES sprites of a widely diverse cast of characters. Spider-man? Yes, of course. Hellraiser's Pinhead? Why yes. The core cast of The Big Lebowski? Again – look, it's easier if you just look for yourself.

Doubtless you'll have your own favorites by the time you're down browsing: are you the sort who's more impressed by the cast of Final Fantasy VII, or Ian Holm's character from Alien (complete with robot-blood, spoiler)? Equally doubtless, a ton of fun will be had pointing out the obscure omissions Lettau's dared to omit. How could he not make 8-bit avatars of the cast of Seaquest DSV, or the original lineup of Rush? Just be amazed that such a vast bulk of geek-friendly pop culture has been recreated, by one man, using fewer pixels than are contained in one frame of a contemporary HD videogame (do the math, as they say). And what have you been doing in your spare time?

Sep 13, 2011

Source: via Geekologie


  • SenatorPepper - September 16, 2011 5:48 a.m.

    What have I done with my spare time, Tom Goulter? Well, things like animate 8-bit sprites of Mikel Reparez that KreativeAssassin made. And apparently slimjim441 and NightCrawler_358 have been doing similar things. So, take that Tom Goulter!
  • marioman50 - September 15, 2011 9 a.m.

    Big Daddy one is pretty cool.
  • soren7550 - September 14, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    Is there a Commander Shepard one and/or anyone else from Mass Effect? That would be awesome if there was.
  • Crypto140 - September 14, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    Daft Punk!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • FemJesse - September 14, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Nice Futurama collections there... but what- NO SCRUFFY!?
  • Personamanxx - September 14, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    Pretty cool. I kind of like whatever you call this. My friend edits Pokemon Trainer Sprites into superheroes and it's pretty neat.
  • mothbanquet - September 14, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    No need for the full cast of FFVII, Vincent is enough! Would be interested in CoD's Captain Price! :D
  • rabidpotatochip - September 14, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    OH MY GOD. He even did Gremlins! This pretty much makes my whole day.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 14, 2011 5:15 a.m.

    Need a new 8-bit hero? Why not Zoidberg?
  • NightCrawler_358 - September 14, 2011 4:31 a.m.

    Yeah I've seen a ton of these, they're pretty cool. I even remade a full scale replica of a Ryu MM sprite in Minecraft!
  • Nap1400 - September 14, 2011 4:27 a.m.

    Too bad the "Megaman style avatar" bandwagon passed already in the forums...
  • ButtleSkutt - September 14, 2011 4 a.m.

    This is so freaking cool, commence replacing all online avatars.
  • slimjim441 - September 13, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    I did this with my old band. Then I made the sprites out of Legos. I have to admit, the Proto Man sprite I used for the lead guitarist turned out boss.
  • 4fromK - September 13, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    yeah, the MM ones are way better than the mario ones.... Cap is so cuuuuuute
  • Crimmy - September 13, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    Daft Punk (!). These are awesome, and like others I like the MM styled ones better. The black outlines push 'em over the top.
  • jackthemenace - September 14, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    Seconded. Or, fourthed.... WHatever. But you have to admit, the Peter Griffin sprite looks pretty freakin' sweet. See what I did there?
  • OZONE - September 13, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    I like the MegaMan ones better, but nonetheless these are cool!
  • Ensoul - September 13, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    That Bioshock one must have been a challenge.
  • OZONE - September 13, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    Thats actually pretty good! I like the megaman style ones more.
  • F4G1TR0N - September 13, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    AWESOME hehehe

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