Saturday, November 13, 2010

Zapper duel

I don't know about you, but I have an irrational, nostalgia-fueled reaction to the NES Zapper. That's funny to me, because I barely used the orange-and-gray peripheral I owned back in the day. Sure, I played Duck Hunt every now and then, but it definitely wasn't among my favorite games of the 8-bit era.

All that said, I think I'd be drawn to Aaron Jasinski's "The Duel" (below) even if I didn't have an irrational, nostalgic reaction to the Zapper.


This acrylic-on-wood painting can be purchased (here) for a mere $1,100, by the way. To see more of Jasinski's work, check out his blog or his deviantart page.

(Via superpunch.blogspot.com)

6 comments:

Jaynatopia said...

haha, thats great, also like that one!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks, Jayna! Yeah, it's very creative -- and fun :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Cute. My friend Jake once found 24 Zappers in a dumpster, and the people who owned them said they were broken. They all worked, actually. He ended up cutting the cord from a few and wearing them for a HAlloween costume. I still have one of those somewhere.

Bryan Ochalla said...

24 Zappers?!? That's crazy -- and cool :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

He once stuck them in every pocket and waistband and hand and went wandering around with 20some cords hanging behind him. I laughed so hard!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, I would have liked to have seen that :)