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In memoriam by madskillz18 In memoriam by madskillz18
Colab between Hyakkimaru and myself. Line arts by :iconhyakkimaru1: [link] Colors by moi.

We came up with the idea after joking about selling a tombstone with the words engraved, "Press start to continue." He found it hilarious and came up with this scene.
It's kinda of sad what they've done to these once great characters.

Sega Killed Sonic(it's true), Capcom killed Mega Man (true also), and Nintendo doesn't give a damn about Star Fox. :( All great characters that aren't getting the games they deserve.

Here's the original line art by Hyakkimaru.
Pimped in Photoshop CS3.
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Kyuuen Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Master Chief is smiling under that helmet. That heartless jerk.
boobyqueen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
farewell my freinds. we will never forget you.
roxas617 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I like the new sonic.
Virtual-Corvid Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally true, in my expert opinion (joking) Sega could revive Sonic if they did a modern game with great new 3d graphics and played exactly like the 16 and 32 bit games just without any story or breaks from the action, cept maybe the chaos garden. I never played Megaman though, but a friend of mine was crushed with the downfall. And I loved Starfox, the last one for the gamecube was great, if only it had been longer. And I like how you colored the piece, there is a lot of color but its not overstimulated so the attention is on the somber subject.
HeizenXD Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
im gunna miss megaman sonic and fox there goes my childhood
Sared Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That, as a piece of art, is just fucking stellar.
AkitoExavior Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
That sucks, mainly because I like all three of the dead ones!!
Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
No doubt about Sonic, but the others are debatable. Mega Man got a new game last year, & I hear there's another Star Fox game in the works for the Wii.
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Yeah, while I have no huge beef with Sonic's recent titles personally, ("Sonic Rush Adventure" is the best Sonic game in years) it does seem like Sega has been kinda "hurrying" his 3D games to much, I admit.
It is sad to see his games so critically hated, it's practically become "cool" to hate Sonic nowadays. (I admit, "Black Knight" & the the "Warehog" game don't look bad, but they don't look "great" either.)
At least his comic series is still going strong. (Just passed it's 200th issue.)

Mega Man hasn't really gotten much love besides MM9, and from what I hear most people hate those "Battle Network RPGs" Capcom keeps making. So I can understand putting him on a tombstone to.

And Star Fox, oh Star Fox, how I miss thee. :( While the last 3 games weren't bad, they were rubbish compared to "Star Fox 64," & "Star Fox" SNES.

These 3 truelly great game heroes do need an extra life from their developers, and go back to what made them "great." Rather then always trying to retool them with every new game.
tabbykat12344567 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
no not rockman !! i like th picture though ^^ good stuff good stuff
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