Two of the best all-time Nintendo games are Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man. So I can think of no better Nintendo hero than one who combines Mario and Mega Man himself.
This fun mashup comes courtesy of CG artist Yago De Amorim, who says the inspiration came from a 2D illustration by artist Jake Parker. Yago created the image using Maya, Zbrush, Vray, and Photoshop, and the end result is one of the greatest video game characters ever. Can you imagine blasting through the Mushroom Kingdom with an buster gun? And Bowser’s flying hammers won’t even leave a mark when you’re wearing that helmet.
Great job, Yago and Jake! I hope Nintendo someday makes a Mario Mega Man game.
[via Felix Ip]