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Illustrator Scott Johnson Terrifyingly Fleshes Out Video Game Sprites

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: myextralife & neatorama
Real-life 8-bit characters are as creepy as anyone would have guessed them to be, especially since these particular interpretations stay true to the dimensions of each video game sprite chosen to be worked on. From Super Mario to Zelda, the characters are flesh out in a way that will make people want to leave them as they originally were. Unless, of course, they made an appearance on a late-night animated show.

Illustrated by artist Scott Johnson, these real-life 8-bit characters show the world that sometimes the past can be better than the present for more than nostalgia's sake. When things remain fuzzy in the mind, people can remember them any way they like. Not so with these real-life 8-bit characters. Stats for Real-Life 8-Bit Characters Trending: This Quarter & Buzzing
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