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R-Type Commando by JohnColburn R-Type Commando by JohnColburn
So this is yet another distraction I decided to draw while I finish out the next Ninmu Nanmu stuff. I call it "R-Type Commando".

Some people already know exactly what I did. For those who don't get it: This guy is Nathan Spencer, the protagonist of Bionic Commando (specifically how he looks in the new PS3 game by that title). He's a hard-ass soldier with a huge bionic arm that he uses as a grappling hook to swing around and beat the snot out of people. R-Type is a series of arcade games (often ported to home systems) about an advanced type of combat spacecraft known as an "R-Class Cruiser". The most notable feature of the R-Class Cruiser is its ability to control a "Force Orb", a highly dangerous and unstable form of biotechnology which is the only weapon poweful enough to defeat the Bydo Empire which is destroying humanity.

This picture is based on the purely awesome idea of combining the two games. Spencer's arm has been re-designed and re-fitted, replacing the grappling hand with a micro-fusion generator and force orb control rods. The specially designed force orb paired to his arm not only vastly increases his firepower but also has the power to latch onto surfaces and enemies; if the orb is recalled when so anchored, it will pull Spencer to its location instead of returning as normal. Experts in the field describe this fusion of gameplay as "hilariously awesome" and "totally hardcore".

Will this be the next big game? Probably not, unless Capcom buys Irem and then they both run out of all their other ideas. If that day ever comes... I'll be at the midnight release.
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Raakone Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Nice idea there. Also, cool crossover...of games and technology. I like the idea of a force orb that's "attached" to him. Could use it for grappling, for powerful blasts.....I even imagine him coming up to an unsuspecting enemy solider...."what's that ball?" "here, CATCH!" *then he "releases" the orb at the guy, it totally destroys him. And I wonder what the plot would be? Some corrupt general somehow got his hands on.....bydo life forms or something....and thought he could have his perfect weapon? augment his army to extreme powers? And of course, not realizing what Pandora's Box he was playing with?
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SuperNormalMan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Hmm...This is a very interesting idea. I'd love to see it implemented.
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kappanaruto999 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
very good artwork and the subject is epic
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Subbie-Overlord Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
The piece has a lot of fluidity to it. I like it
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JohnColburn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I was quite pleased with it myself, but it seems to have limited appeal ^^.
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Logic-Core Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*Flies across screen* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! *Continues flying across the screen*
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Catgirl-Katty Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
No idea what either game is like. Sorry. But your art is very cool to look at.

Sorry I can not give more insite to the games.
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nothingsp Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Good to see a little love for R-Type now and again. I have never played another game that manages to be so difficult and so fun at the same time.
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JohnColburn Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's always been one of my favorites. The first video game I ever ever owned was R-Type for the sega master system ^^.

Not enough games are that hard in the proper ways.
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