“Bob-omb Battlefield is the first stage of Super Mario 64 - the flagship game for the N64 game system. This game came out way back when I was just a freshman in college, and I have great memories of endless game nights with friends playing this game. I’ve had the idea of doing a Super Mario layout for a while, but just what to do escaped me. (Lego versions of the original NES games have been done quite often). Upon finding my old N64 in ‘storage’, I was inspired to create this.” [x]
Extremely early beta footage of Super Mario 64 shows an isolated clip of Mario entering a painting that resembles no level from the finished game. The “1″ seen very briefly on the door as Mario enters it suggests that it is the first level, Bob-Omb Battlefield (it can not mean that 1 Star is required since Mario has zero Stars in the clip); however, if this painting was supposed to be visually representative of that level, it means Bob-Omb Battlefield had received a significant redesign since the beta version.
This is a bit different from the stuff I usually post. Last year, I was inspired to draw what Super Mario 64′s Bob-omb Battlefield would look like in a Super Mario Galaxy game, like how Whomp’s Fortress was turned into Throwback Galaxy. I call it Bomb Battle Galaxy. The lighting style in the Galaxy games is fun to draw, albeit time-consuming.
Hey everyone! I’m going to start selling prints of my Bob-Omb Battlefield piece early for those who are excited for 20 Years of 64! If anyone is interested, hop on over to my Redbubble, and thanks a TON for supporting my work! It really means a lot to me!