Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mario Kombat

Way back in the day- it must have been high school, if not junior high- there was a video game magazine (I forget which one- EGM or Gamepro, probably) that would publish envelope art. Being a huge fan of Mortal Kombat, as well as Mario, and being a Nintendo fanboy (or, at least, on the Nintendo side of the war), I decided to pit Mario characters against Sonic characters in Mario Kombat. I made a few envelopes, but never sent them in. They've been sitting in a box for over 10 years now, so I think it's time to share them with the world. I'm still pretty happy with them, except for all the Marios being cross-eyed.

Mortal Kombat II was the latest installment when I started (and remains my favorite in the series), so the select character screen is from that version:

What would Mortal Kombat be without fatalities? Kitana was my favorite character, so here is Princess Toadstool (Peach) dressed in her outfit and performing her fatalities on Tails at the Dead Pool and the Tower:

It was around this time that Mortal Kombat 3 came out, and so I had to update the Mario Kombat series accordingly:

This last one is unfinished, but depicts Bowser (King Koopa) as Scorpion, performing his fire breathing fatality against Dr. Robotnik. The stages are the Pit II from MKII, and the Portal. I think maybe I stopped working on this one to work on the above one and move onto material from MK3.

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