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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Orko by Rob

I'm willing to bet I'm the biggest He-Man/Masters of the Universe fan here at The LAW, and even I hate Orko. I always wanted MotU to be more serious swords and sorcery, and Orko was clearly kiddie crap (oh, how I loathed the fact they brought him back for the 2002 MotU cartoon, exactly as goofy as his '80s counterpart). That said, I'm also likely the biggest Final Fantasy fan here, and obviously the similarities between Orko and the Black Mage have certainly not been lost on me over the years.
So I decided to make a Orko version of the 8-bit, Final Fantasy I Black Mage sprite. Or rather, I assumed someone already had, looked around the internet, and couldn't find one. I cannot believe I'm the first person to do this, but at any rate, here it is now. Other than the "O," the position of the Black Mage's left arm and the ear (and the colors, of course), it's 100% accurate Final Fantasy I Black Mage. I was going to draw it on graph paper, and then I realized I could draw it in Photoshop far easier, and color it, too. If this is truly the first time this has been done, then I have performed a very nerdy service for the world indeed.

8 comments:

Zach Oat said...

Nice! Was there ever a He-Man Atari game? How much did it suck?

TJ Dietsch said...

There were a few Colecovision games, but I never saw or played them. I'm still shocked that there isn't an epic, freak-filled He-Man game right now.

eMP said...

Awesome concept! Hell yeah, Photoshop makes this way easier than graph paper.

Rob said...

There was one Atari game which had two modes: in the first you were in a Wind Raider, dropping bombs on Skeletor's very indistinct minions so they fell into pits. The second you were in Grayskull and had to cross from one side of the room to the other to touch Skeletor. There were moving walls. It was all very odd. I played it about several billion times, however.

Ben Morse said...

Inspired.

Rickey said...

I need you to teach me how to do this!!

Sean T. Collins said...

Wow.

Jesse T. said...

For some reason, this little guy makes me think of the hilarious wizard's death noise in the NES "Gauntlet" game. Does my Orko hatred run that deep?

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