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Snake Rattle n Roll by BrendanCorris Snake Rattle n Roll by BrendanCorris
Here's a drawing I did of a little-known but great retro NES game called "Snake Rattle n Roll" (get it). I had this game when I was little and never beat it until a few years ago, only to get one of the most un-eventful and un-rewarding endings ever, but that does not take away from the greatness of this classic (this game got HARD near the game's end). Snake Rattle n Roll, like most of Rare's NES/SNES titles, was super unique and revolutionary for it's time and console, and pushed the limits of quality completely (but just like most game franchises/developers who worked on the N64, by the time that console came around I lost interest in their work, with the exception of Killer Instinct Gold). I'm not totally pleased with this picture, mostly because there seems to be too much more space taken up by the surroundings than the focal point. Well, anyway, anybody who loved playing as Rattle and Roll to put an end to the on-going battle between snakes and feet and finally become the first snake in space, enjoy!
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I-Trap Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
the game is fantastic, full of warps, it takes only few seconds to get to 8 level
but anyway, do you have this cool art in vector format?
i really want it in a huge resolution
thank you
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I-Trap Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
the game is fantastic, full of warps, it takes only few seconds to get to 8 level
but anyway, do you have this cool art in vector format?
i really want it in a huge resolution
thank you
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I-Trap Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
the game is fantastic, full of warps, it takes only few seconds to get to 8 level
but anyway, do you have this cool art in vector format?
i really want it in a huge resolution
thank you
Reply
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I-Trap Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
the game is fantastic, full of warps, it takes only few seconds to get to 8 level
but anyway, do you have this cool art in vector format?
i really want it in a huge resolution
thank you
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Sadly, no. This is a very old drawing and back then I didn't keep large backups or anything.
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tamoshanty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Oh my God, I remember this game! So weird but so fun.
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BluveyProductions Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just got this game, can't wait to play it on my NES. I bought an NES in 2012 and I don't even have an Xbox 360. XD
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I have an XBox 360 but I never play it. Still play me NES all the time though.
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BluveyProductions Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD It's kinda sad, I play my NES way more than my PS3.
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Gecko1993 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this game. So fun!
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Kyusil Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh man, I just heard of this game for the first time today and I'm obsessed. Nice rendition of it!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thanks. Yeah, this game is one of the greatest hidden gems of the NES library. It's a shame it isn't more well-known.
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ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Perfect choice for your art style. Love it!
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LegionaireB Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So few people knew about this game, but it was SO awesome.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Totally agree.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Artist
Back than it was quite popular i remember. It is a shame rare probably cant make a classic collection of their old 8 and 16bit goodies due to copyrights/license crap.

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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Yeah, that would make for an awesome collection.
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whitevillage Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I believe I never saw fanart of this game, looks very cool and funny! I love how you put the whole world of the game in one picture, as that's what it is: one huge stage with just different sections.

This was one of my favourite NES titles back in the day. The levels, enemies and the addiction to get as much balls as possible... And hell what a hard game, especially the last three stages got a lot of swearing from me. But I also beated the game in the end! :D
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks! This is one of my most treasured NES experiences. Yeah, those ice stages were so difficult, though. I screamed and threw my fists so much at them, as well as killing a couple poor controllers... but I did beat it eventually.
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dark-southern-rebel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
I just bought this game today
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Excellent purchase. This game's awesome, but a nightmare.
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Dragon-DoomLord Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I love the Genesis version of this game.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I've only played the NES one.
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I always liked the look of that game but quickly realized it would take more effort than I could provide. A pity I didn't get that message so promptly for Battletoads.
This is quite pretty! Eh you know that.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Thanks a lot. Yeah, and Battletoads is even way harder than this. I have a love/hate relationship with Battletoads. The ending is so not worth it, too.
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Prince-SuperBen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
You're damn right the game was hard; it took me and a friend a whole summer to be able to beat it back then! We were all anticipating "Snakes in Space" which never happened.

I'm amazed to see fan art of it, really. But it's a very nice piece. Good jorb. :)
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Thanks a lot.
I heard that on the Sega Genesis version you actually got a bonus level in space after completing the game, but I've never played that version.
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Virginsteel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Nice Work! We don't see much people doing art with little known NES games. Nice work!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thanks. Yeah, there should be more.
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ALEJANDRINA-b Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Well done!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Thanks
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CaptainVigilante Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hahaha very cool very cool
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thanks.
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
nice work . *checks* i have the game but haven't played it yet . from your image it looks like a mix of q*bert and marble madness and 3D world runner
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
It's a good game, but it can drive you crazy. It's damn hard.
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
i've never finished one mario game :(
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Princesstekki Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh Noes I see the dreaded foot!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Haha, yeah, you gotta watch out for bigfoot, that guy'll mess you up.
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Princesstekki Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
stepping on the foot gave you a 1-up, didn't it?
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I think so, but if the foot got you once you instantly died and lost all your balls. Later in the game the feet could either sometimes not give you anything for destroying them, or a fake 1up that would blow up in your face. What mean game developers.
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Princesstekki Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is horrible! :iconohnoshedidntplz:
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debureturns Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fabulous piece! So colourful, vivid, and representative of the game itself. I played this game a lot in my childhood; it really was a big leap in innovation, even if the isometric landscape was a bit off sometimes!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Yeah, I know what you mean, sometimes you'd jump forward but fall in the back some how, but it was a great game and a childhood treasure of mine. Thanks, I'm glad you dig it.
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