Posted By Chris Perkins on January 24, 2014
Welcome Back Nerdspanners for another look back at the greatest gaming related fan-made stuff with the second part of our bumper-sized Best of Bonus stage 2013! There will be plenty of new stuff coming soon, but in the meantime we’re going to be highlighting our fave stuff from last year.
Bonus Stage is your regular dose of gaming goodness, where we bring you the finest game inspired art, videos , cosplay, music and more!If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, and maybe it will feature in a future instalment.
A very clever chap has managed to create a giant LEGO NES controller. The most impressive part is it is fully functional.
Lovely gender-swapped Mario Cosplay set from GeekXGirls.
Ever wondered what Mario would look like as a bad-ass action movie? Me neither, but that doesn’t stop this web series Mario Warfare being awesome. Visit the Beatdownboogie channel for more episodes, behind the scenes and more…
UK based Gamer Print have this gorgeous range of Zelda inspired Hyrule Travel posters. You can grab them as prints, postcards, or even iPhone cases. Check them all out. [Geekologie]
A talented bunch on Youtube named The Game Station have made a Zelda fan-film- that re-imagines the series as a western. The trailer for A Fistful of Rupees is here. The production values and acting are a step above many fan films. The whole thing can be watched on their Youtube channel.
“Snaaaaaaaake!” Check out this fantastic Solid Snake Cosplayer, who has pretty much captured everybody’s fave stealthy soldier perfectly. [Kotaku]
Musicians David Choi and Paul Dateh recorded this lovely rendition of the Super Mario Land (for Game Boy) theme music!
From the Bonus Stage Archive: Cosplay superstar Jessica Nigri showed off this fantastic gender-swapped Fox McCloud (Starfox) at the 2012 New York Comiccon.
Check out this beautiful custom-made Petey Piranha (Mario series) dress made by Subtle Nerd.
Stunning and poignant Lemmings comic from the wonderful Zac Gorman [Magical Game Time]
This fantastic short brings together two great nerdy obsessions, Nintendo and Star Wars. Check it out!
Incredible “Real-Life” Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite art by the amazing Maohwolf .
The thoroughly talented geeky power-couple Screen Team were one of the earliest Bonus Stage discoveries, going back to even before the column came to NerdSpan, so it’s great to be able to feature another great work from them. This time it’s a tribute to Smash Bros. The work that’s gone in to every second of this video is a thing to behold!
The Legend Of Zelda’s Link reimagined as a Steam-Punk character. See more pics here.
Why you should never buy a (modern) console at launch…
Aussie artist Patrick Brown is one of GTA’s biggest fans. He’s produced some fantastic art based on the franchise, and this recent piece was created to celebrate the eagerly anticipated fifth game!
Check out this wonderful animation First Person Goomba. Showing the life of Mario’s most downtrodden enemy from their perspective, it’s both funny and surprisingly poignant. Next time you stomp a Goomba, you might think twice… Fantastic stuff from the incredibly talented Filipe Costa.
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