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What happens when you combine classic 80s video games with a classic Japanese art style? You get these killer pieces of Mario, Mega Man, and other gaming characters as samurai from artist xiaobaosg.
In a collection of pieces called the “80s Warrior’s Record,” xiaobaosg tackles several well-known video game classics and fuses them with the Ukiyo-e style of Japanese painting. What’s great about these pieces are that most of the games they depict aren’t immediately identifiable, though the artist gives you plenty of clues to figure it out.
There are plenty more of these featured on xiaobaosg’s site. Be sure to check them out and see if you can identify the game being portrayed in each piece.
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