A Celebration Of Low-Resolution Game Heroes

Deciding to see how minimalist he could get before iconic video game characters became unrecognisable, artist Alexander Shen limited himself to a 5x5-pixel block. As you can see, even at such low resolution, you can still pick 'em.

Street Fighter, Mario, Sonic, they all shine through (though at first glance I'll admit I thought Sonic was Dig Dug). You can see some of the illustrations to your left, or hit the link below to check out the whole gallery.

5x5 Video Game Wallpapers [Flickr via Alexander Shen]


    This remonds me of the Nitrome game "Skywire VIP". Their characters were a little higher-res than this (but not by much) and it was fun to try and guess who was who...

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