August 15th marks the USA anniversary of Metroid on the NES, so I thought what better way to have some fun than to host a birthday celebration! I’ll be unveiling a new Metroid themed ‘Backlit NES’ as part of my ongoing art series, releasing a fun Metroid themed Youtube video, and giving away ALL of my coolest Metroid themed possessions as FREE PRESENTS during the celebration.
In addition to everything I’m personally doing, I hope that any of you who are Metroid fans will join with me and post stories, artwork, photos, videos, music, or any other related content on social media starting on the 15th with the hashtag #metroidcelebration to help show how much we love Metroid. I’m gathering a small army of artists, cosplayers, musicians, and diy’ers to post content and help enrich the event.
EVERY POST that you make ANYWHERE with the hashtag #metroidcelebration will enter you to win the prizes that I’m giving away. Post your favorite Metroid artwork, talk about your first experiences playing Metroid as a kid, whatever. ALL posts that include the hashtag will enter you for a chance to win!
Read on for more info…
I’m gathering a small army of artists, cosplayers, musicians, diy’ers, and more to post content and enrich the event. I hope to create something special that everyone will enjoy and remember for some time to come. If it’s big enough, maybe Nintendo themselves will take note too!
Let’s be honest. Metroid hasn’t seen much love lately. My intent with this event is to create a fun experience for the retro gaming community that helps fill the hole until we get a new (good) Metroid game. I hope this event creates something special that we enjoy and remember for some time to come. So, if you are able to spread the word and make the celebration that much larger, please do. Who knows, if this gets big enough, maybe Nintendo themselves will take note…
Some of the prizes that I have announced are:
1.) – A complete in box copy of Metroid for the NES – This is the later, ‘Classic Series’ release. Cart, manual, box, styrofoam insert, and protective collector’s case for the box and resealable bag for the manual are included.
2.) – A custom built Power Suit helmet – Built by myself, this helmet is fully wearable and includes LED lighting that you can turn on and off via a hidden switch inside the helmet.
3.) A custom built Arm Cannon - This is a wearable cosplay arm cannon. Very light weight and comfortable.
4.) A custom built Metroid sculpture – This is a sculpture I built of a Metroid inside a containment canister. The Metroid is suspended inside the canister, and will move around if you gently shake it.
5.) A hand drawn Map of Zebes - Created by ‘Christiano Bellotti Comics and Art‘, this is a piece of artwork, but also a full map of the game. Hang it on your wall or use it to explore the planetary depths. He has a VERY limited number of these available up for sale too, so if you are interested, contact him asap.
6.) A grafitti pixel art Metroid - Created by ‘Nintandy‘. This is a piece of artwork that was painted one color/layer at a time. The canvas is a wooden base and has a hanger on the back so you can display it on a wall. Nintandy has really developed her skills over the years, and can create some truly epic graffiti art. Be sure to check out her work and contact her if you are interested in commissioning anything.
More prizes and info to come soon!
Here are some fun pixel art images I made that show the prizes inside the world of Metroid as well