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Super Metroid: Samus Aran by steven-donegani Super Metroid: Samus Aran by steven-donegani
So I finally got around to playing Super Metroid this summer. I was afraid after years of hype this game would disappoint in some way, but it's totally enjoyable and stands the test of time.

It actually allows you to think for yourself, encourages exploration and challenges you at every turn. All you have is your brain and controller and if you died and forgot to save, it's your own damn fault.

Games are too easy these days.

P.S: I took some liberties on the design. ;)
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Wasterbull Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This artwork is so powerful!
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SAA-X Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student General Artist
I love everything about this picture.
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Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
This takes me right back to the beginning of the game.  I saw this first on Metroid HQ's Facebook page, then I had to Fave it and share it on Tumblr.  Very well done.
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LordRudson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
It was the first Metroid who I played, great job.
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septemberfringe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I like the cannon design
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Niiiiice!!!! :wow:
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mast3rlinkx1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great fanart of one of the two best Metroid games ever.
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lilbear32 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
i want another metroid game so bad 2.5d or fps i dont care
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LordNidhogg Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
This is an amazing tribute to one of the greatest games ever made.  Just stunning.
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SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014

Would it be alright if I used this picture as a background picture for one of 10 songs featured in an upcoming video of mine on YouTube, called So Cold 10 Metroid Remixes Video III? I will definitely make sure to credit you for your work. And, if you want to look me up on YouTube before the video is finished, search "Jac0Frost0" and "s0c01da116utz31dav1d" on YouTube.


Oh. P.S.: I'll send you a link when I'm done.

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DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Asdajkhkjhsdaf! This. Is. The. Most. EPIC. Metroid fanart.

EVEEEEEER!!!
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Talasha Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
unhappily Super Metroid runs not on the 3DS... *cries*
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure they'll make one soon.
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Talasha Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I hope so much, Super Metroid is not the only SNES-Game wich i want to play.
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ArcaneSubZero Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Drennith Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Woah. This is really nice, totally captures Samus' arrival on Zebes for the events of the game nicely (at least in my mind, anyway!)

Also, Epic Lightning Strike needs to be a thing with her. Period.
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Playing it for the first time last summer, I noticed that the atmosphere still held up to this dat. I was immediately drawn it. I totally get why it's considered a classic and so happy I played it. I agree with the lightning strikes, haha.
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Drennith Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Woo!  I was a little kid during basically the entire SNES era of gaming and missed almost every game experience from it. Until a friend of mine gave me a disc with all of his emulators and ROMs of NES and SNES games, and I got to play a -ton- of them...This was back when I had a really worthless Internet connection, so downloading that kind of stuff was out of the question. Most of my gaming experiences have been from the N64 generation on up, but I actually started with the NES, and Metroid was one of my first games.

I remember, distinctly, walking past a display stand in Best Buy in a city near where I live and seeing Super Metroid on sale. I wanted it so badly, but my parents don't believe in video games so I had to buy everything myself...Let's just say, at the time I did not have the means to afford a SNES =/ Which was sad, because I played the hell out of Metroid and Metroid II...As well as every Zelda I could get my hands on. If I might suggest something? You've played Super Metroid...if you've not had the opportunity to try another classic, I strongly suggest you check out The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past.

...It's weird, because stuff like this makes me feel really old, but I'm only in my 20s T.T Am I allowed to miss childhood yet?

Probably not. But I kind of do anyway!
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, it's good to yearn for those childhood moments, I still get them to this day playing certain games like the Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite.
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SubZippo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Very nice.  Love the gritty textures and details.
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
There are not enough words to describe the awesomeness of this artwork. It's a beautiful representation of one of the greatest Nintendo titles ever.
And yes, several games are quite easy - I often drift back to the unforgiving Etrian Odyssey series for a nice challenge. However, it's a bit better than transferring arcade games, which were meant to make you pump in quarters so you wanted that one more chance, to a console, where they were just irritating.
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words! It's been added to my personal list of favourites. I think what I love the most is that it doesn't hold your hand and forces you to pay close attention to your surroundings for visual cues. It's so rewarding figuring the most basic stuff out. :)
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed, looking around and exploring is very good. It's why I like the early Zeldas so much.
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nintendoP1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
duuudde can you make this as avablie as a poster???
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I can! I already made a print for a friend. If you're interested in a quote email me at stevendonegani@gmail.com
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ninpeachlover Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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ninpeachlover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you welcome
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Krogothh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
So great!
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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warsol12343 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
sweet!!:)
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Mayleth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
This is really epic. Could totally pass for official poster or game cover art.
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It means a lot to hear it!
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SFR-Starfoxrunner Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Now you're playing with SUPER POWER
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The good ol' days!
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Vidimus78 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you implying you never played before this summer? I just died a little inside :< Fantastic piece, though. Saved and fav'd!

What I like most about this game is how exploitable it is. There are so many ways to cut corners are do speed runs and low percent runs to your heart's desire!
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, sadly I never played when I was a kid. Downloaded it for 40 cents when it went on sale in the digital store. I would have gladly payed $40 for the experience and sense of reward I felt while playing. My initial play-through was nowhere near a speed run, haha, but I'm for the challenge the second time around.
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Vidimus78 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah excellent! I unfortunately missed out on that sale, but I am able to boast an original copy from my 4th birthday 8D I have yet to try a decent low% run, but I have done for-funsies speed runs that turned out pretty well.
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Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the atmospere of this piece ^^
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Hyde209 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Anytime ^^
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Girfan2000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
La la la la This is amazing. 
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm stoked you like it!
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Aldark Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture makes her look like a giant robot. Actually Id love to see a giant robot based on samus. XD

PS: Welcome to the fandom. Hope you enjoy your stay. =D
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steven-donegani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Jaeger Samus! Haha. I wanted her to look powerful and imposing, because that's how I felt while playing as her as I powered up. :D
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
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WOW this is epic with the ship overhead!
I thank you for the awesome picture!
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