Thursday, September 08, 2011

Poor li'l grim reaper

Until now, I'm pretty sure I've never felt sorry for the grim reapers--or any of the other baddies--that populate Capcom's arcade classic, Ghosts'n Goblins (aka Makaimura).

You can't help but feel sorry for the little guy that's being assaulted in the painting below, though, can you?


This piece was produced by artist Alex Leighton for the "8-Bit Champions" show that's set to open in Paris on Sept. 15, by the way. Check out more of his stuff at xanderthurteen.deviantart.com.

(Via theautumnsociety.com)

4 comments:

Queerrilla said...

Arthur is a wet dream.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha! Especially in his heart-filled boxers, right? ;)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

We never give any thought to the little guys who are often just waddling back and forth minding their own business before they're stomped or stabbed or bombed or whatever...

This is cute.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, that is one of the stranger parts of gaming, IMO, Justin -- that in many games we attack creatures/enemies that likely wouldn't do us any harm if we just jumped over them, etc.