Friday, June 11, 2021

Artist Creates Stunning Cover Art for Fictional Nickelodeon Video Games

Throughout the '90s and aughts, Nickelodeon released a wide-range of video games based on some of the network's hit shows, such as Rugrats: Search for Reptar, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, Nickelodeon GUTSThe Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpy's Invention and Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day, mainly through their partnership with THQ Games.

As these games were released during the early days of home video gaming on consoles such as the Super NES, PlayStation and PlayStation 2, the graphics - although great when released - kind of look a bit dated now, compared to the graphics on today's consoles, such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One.

If you've ever wondered what video games based on iconic '90s animated Nicktoons series would look like today (or even in CGI), wonder no more! México-based designer Carlos Dattoli has unveiled a project called "Fake Covers", in which he designs cover art for fictional games inspired by iconic properties, including many Nickelodeon ones - and they are glorious!

Rocko's Modern Life: Alien Invasion:

The first piece of cover art is for a PS5 game titled Rocko's Modern Life: Alien Invasion, and Rocko's Modern Life looks stunning reimagined in CGI! The game kind of looks like a Rocko's Modern Life x Destroy All Humans x Call of Duty, and there's a lot going on in it, from O-Town being invaded by aliens, Rocko, Heffer and Filbert brandishing sci-fi weapons (and a plunger), Spunky geared up for a war, and the Big Heads (along with some Invader ZIM-esque aliens) in the background!

The Angry Beavers in Quest for River Town!

The next piece of cover art is for a PS5 game titled The Angry Beavers in Quest for River Town!, and again, Norbert and Daggett would look glorious in CGI!

Hey Arnold! The Enchanted Pumpkin

Next up is Hey Arnold!: The Enchanted Pumpkin, a Halloween-themed game for the Nintendo Switch - and yes, you guessed it, it also looks spectacular in CGI! Most characters from Hey Arnold! are represented, including Arnold as Dracula, Gerald as a mummy, Helga as a witch, Harold as Frankenstein, and Grandma Gertrude as a literal cat lady!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Rounding out the Nickelodeon portion of the gallery are two stellar TMNT games: A Funko-themed Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, based on the hit comic series and movie of the same name for the Xbox, and TMNT!, and again, both look Turtley Awesome!

In addition to the Nickelodeon games, Carlos has also created "Fake Covers" for fictional video games inspired by Star Fox (Battlefield), Samurai Pizza Cats (Back in Little Tokyo), F-ZERO (Fire), Robotech (The Fight for Home), Batman (The Night of the Penguin), and like the Nick Games, they're breath- takingly awesome! You can view Carlos' "Fake Covers" project in full, as well as other amazing work created by the artist on his Behance page!

The only downside is that these video games are fake, so we won't be playing them anytime soon - but we can dream! And If 

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Special thanks to Carlos for letting me use his images!

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