ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

Do you ever think that, with the sheer volume of adventures had, some of the most iconic and best Nintendo games could work amazingly well as cult pulp magazines? No? Well, hear me out.

Could you read the hard boiled tale of "Link", the private eye tasked by the mysterious and beautiful Midna with finding three of four gifted children who have been kidnapped by an unknown enemy?

What about down and out plumber Mario? Whose search for the disappeared table dancer known as Peach seems never ending, seeing as she has a penchant for getting nabbed?

Or the weekly adventure with galactic bounty hunter and femme fatale Samus Aran, who prowls the stars on the look out for the dastardly Space Pirates whose sole task is to pollute and corrupt the endless black that she loves so dearly?

I definitely would, and these three pieces of fan art by artist Ástor Alexander, reimagining the above franchises as pulp novel covers, has gone some way to stoking that fantasy! Come dream with me and have a look at these...

The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess

A Link Too Far.
A Link Too Far.

Super Mario Bros.

"It's a me, punk."
"It's a me, punk."


"Taking out the space trash, one creep at a time."
"Taking out the space trash, one creep at a time."

I'd be hard pressed to find my favorite out of the three, but I do love the Metroid one. Samus looks like such a forties era badass!

What do you guys think?

Check out more of Ástor Alexander's work here and you can purchase his pulp prints here!

(Source: Ástor Alexander via Tumblr)


Which is your favorite?


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