Time Lapse Of 16-Bit Metroid Mother Brain Finale Getting An Artist's High Definition Photoshop Overhaul

March 26, 2013


Note: Decent size shot of the final product HERE.

This is a time-lapse video (after the jump -- that's jut a animated gif above in case you're somebody's mom reading this) of DeviantARTist Elemental79 (of DOOM screenshot to high res picture fame) turning a composite 16-bit scene from Super Metroid into a high-res art piece. I, for one, would be honored to hang a print of that in my living room. Especially over the hole in the wall I made throwing my Playstation controller during a temper tantrum. In case you care:

In order to give the screenshot a 16x9 aspect ratio this is not an actual screenshot from the game, but made up of several screenshots and sprite sets. Included in this scene is a metroid, which is not accurate to the game, but believable since there wouldn't be a logical reason that one could not wander into Mother Brain's room (And I really wanted to remake the metroid).

To answer some questions I've received, the image took between 50 and 60 hours and had well over 500 layers. I didn't really keep track of either. I also didn't do this in one sitting but over the course of a few weeks.

Fifty to sixty hours -- that's some serious dedication. Maybe not as dedicated as I am to the cause of animal rescue, but not everybody can spend their spare time being a hero. You know how many cats I have? Six. "I thought you were going to say more than that." THOUSAND. So many that when I put their food out I can't tell which way is up.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to my buddy Duncan, who makes timelapse videos of himself drawing dongs in MS Paint. So, you know, equal but different.

  • Daniel W Barnes

    This is amazing and you can see the love for the game built into it

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Samus is a motorcycle, a scooter and a webcam... AHEUHAHEUHEUHEUHEUHEHU!

  • Danja

    Who knew that Mother Brain was part Hippopotamus and Crocodile! And I am pretty sure I saw that a Metroid is part vagina.....

  • Drignor

    Thank god he actually used Metroid music for the video and not some shit dubstep which is usually the norm.

  • Jessica Robert

    my co-worker's step-mother makes $73 an hour on the laptop. She has been unemployed for 6 months but last month her check was $13712 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on, . http://www.GoogleProjectsGe...

  • Billy The Kid

    F-uck your co-worker's step-mother!

  • Billy The Kid

    Amen. f-uck dubstep.

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