1. They Are Coming!, by Goro Fujita
This digital painting by artist Goro Fujita perfectly captures the stark terror of a Space Invaders attack. Our best defense: a 2-liter bottle of Shasta and an all-Rush mixtape. Game on, aliens.
2. Irem vs. Taito, by Paul Robertson
Pixel art pioneer (and obscure game aficionado) Paul Robertson knocked this piece of retro fan-art out of the park. Go on, see if you can name every offbeat Japanese mascot pictured above. We’ll wait.
3. Atari 2600 Cake, by Cakery Creations
What’s better than an Atari 2600 you can play? Er, nothing. The answer is “nothing,” but an edible game console ain’t too bad, either.
4. Classic Video and Arcade Games, by Elomin Sha
You thought Marvel vs. Capcom was chockfull of crossover goodness? Child’s play. The working title for this pixel art masterpiece was “Every Saturday Morning Ever Circa 1982.”
5. Foldskool Heroes, by Marhall Alexander
These bipedal papercraft consoles ooze personality. When was the last time you wanted to hug your Xbox 360? They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.
6. 3D Pac-Man Street Art, by Leon Herr
Street painter Leon Herr must’ve had two goals with this piece of Pac-Man street art: blow our minds (achieved), and confuse the ever-loving crap out of inattentive tourists.
7. Retro Gamer’s Room, by Army of Trolls
This pixelated paradise is the retro man-cave we deserve, but not the retro man-cave we need. Mostly because we’d never get any work done.
8. Old School Vs. New School, by Freddie Wong
What happens when old school games go face to face with new school characters? Freddie Wong makes an epic video short of the battle that would ensue.
9. Lego Arcade, by Michael Hickox
Stop-motion animation brings these Atari classics to life while fueling our nostalgia for both retro video games and Legos.
10. Retro Games With Modern Themes, by Penney Design
Penney Design’s retro/modern Atari box art concepts are the movie tie-ins we want to play. But where’s our Expendable 2 shoot-em-up?
11. Tribute, by Retronator
Caution: If you stare long enough at this jam-packed pixel art masterpiece, you may never tear your gaze away from your computer screen. You’ve been warned.