Let Your Video Game Freak Flag Fly

When I saw this pixel-tribute to the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photograph (Epics, from Teextile), I just figured it was the usual piece of pop culture parody, with the artist's favourite games represented. But the comments at Topless Robot revealed a deeper meaning:
Brett said:
Manny Calaveras FTW! Seriously, Grim Fandango is a classic character from adventure gaming. Does anyone not recognize the trend?
Master Chief: First-Person Shooter
Link: action-RPG
Mario: Side-scroller
Lara Croft: 3d adventure/platformer
Scorpion: Fighting
Pikachu: Handheld
Manny Calaveras: Graphic Adventure
Pac-Man: Arcade
And here I was just amused at the Pac-Man sun.

Previously on Popped Culture...
Retro Lost
Arcade Expressionism
Konami Code Last Supper

1 comment:

  1. Hey Julian - f-off with the spam already. I'm erasing it anyway.