Level Up

Level Up

by Steve Napierski to Videos

If they wanted to be more accurate they could have started from the Atari 2600 instead of the Gameboy, but I just don’t think it would have been as much fun or expressive.

source: deviantART

Discussion (10)¬

  1. Fabhar
    Fabhar says:
    June 26, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    That little guy is cool! I’d totally play a game like this where the graphics get better and better as you progress, and you eventually enter three dimensions.

    • Mason
      Mason says:
      June 26, 2012 at 10:45 am #

      I had every bit as much invested with this little guys fight as I ever did with Ryu, Cloud, Fei, Link, Chrono, Vectorman, Mario and more.

      • Darchias
        Darchias says:
        June 26, 2012 at 11:04 am #

        Want play this game too badly for regard to proper sentence structure.

    • Pie
      Pie says:
      June 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

      While it’s not quite the same, Upgrade Complete is a fun flash game that plays with the idea of art quality evolving as you play it. Link: http://armorgames.com/play/3955/upgrade-complete/

    • Archone
      Archone says:
      June 28, 2012 at 12:59 am #

      There are two such games at armorgames.com. I think they’re called “Upgrade Complete,” one and two.

  2. Tech
    Tech says:
    June 26, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    His final form reminded me of Vectorman. Now I need to dig out my SMD for some good old side scroller shooter action.

  3. Mecartistronico
    Mecartistronico says:
    June 26, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Actually I think the first few seconds refer to the Tamagotchi. Which of course came later than the Gameboy, but is indeed more “primitive”.

  4. Wei Jie
    Wei Jie says:
    June 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Could anyone tell me what are the systems shown in order?

  5. Triaxx
    Triaxx says:
    June 27, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Tomagatchi, Gameboy, Sega Genesis, NES, SNES (Blah), Playstation.

    • spweasel
      spweasel says:
      June 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Actually, I think it’s going through stages of Handheld systems, not just “gaming”. So I’m thinking:

      Tomagatchi => Early GB => Late GB => GBC recolored GB => GBC => GBA => DS