Monday, October 24, 2011

Cool custom consoles

You know, I've always thought my bog-standard Dreamcast, GameBoy Advance SP and PlayStation systems were pretty slick ... and then I came across the custom-painted consoles seen below.

This Parodius-branded PlayStation may be my favorite of the bunch:


That said, this Samba de Amigo-inspired Dreamcast is awesome, too:


And then there's this slick, Scott Pilgrim-themed GameBoy Advance SP:


All of these were created by French artist Oskunk, by the way. To see more (many more!) of his creations, check out his blog, custom-art.blogspot.com, and/or his Flickr photostream.

(Via doyoulovepuppiesido.blogspot.com and tinycartridge.com)

12 comments:

Darwin said...

My eyes exploded. I didn't expect to see that. Very cool.

Kimimi said...

Wow! Amazing art, but what I especially love is that the artist has considered the shape of the consoles and not just painted stuff on top - the repainted Parodius power/open buttons are my favourite :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha ha! I'm glad I was able to surprise you, Darwin. If you like what you see here, check out Oskunk's Flickr photostream.

His Baten Kaitos GameCube, Jet Set Radio Dreamcast and Streets of Rage Genesis systems, for instance, are awesome, too.

Oh, hell, who am I kidding -- every single custom-painted console on his photostream is awesome :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, I agree, Kimimi! One of the only custom consoles I don't love on Oskunk's photostream is his Zelda-inspired NES, which "just" has an illustration covering the top of the system. All the rest really make use of and take into consideration the system's shape, buttons, etc.

Adam said...

The Japanese PS1 is the best

Bryan Ochalla said...

I agree, Adam. Oskunk's Mario-themed GameBoys (seen on his Flickr photostream) are pretty rad, too, BTW!

Sean said...

Those are amazing. I agree with Adam, that PS1 looks the best. The writing says `Sexy Parodius`, which is kind of cool!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, I thought it was referencing Sexy Parodius, but I wasn't sure. That sure makes sense, of course, since the game was a standout on the system. (Speaking of which, I really have to get myself a copy of it...) Anyway, thanks for letting me know that, Sean!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Love.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Keepin' it simple, eh, Justin. I understand :)

Famicom Freak said...

The PS1 console really gave me a boner!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha! Yes, I understand that, Famicom Freak. It really is quite remarkable :)