Classic retro gaming reworked in HD: Zelda, Sonic, Mario & more

Who cares about polygons – this is what gaming should look like!  Having taken some classic retro gaming scenes, artist Orioto has reworked them as if the title was in high-definition, hence the lush The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past shot here and others – including Sonic and Mario – in the gallery after the cut.

Based in Paris, Orioto – whose real name is Mikaël Aguirre – seems to make all these HD pieces for kicks, with no actual links to the gaming industry.  That sadly means we most likely won't see his graphics in any upcoming titles.

Plenty more artwork to be seen in his DeviantArt gallery, including stills from Super Mario World, Street Fighter II and Super Metroid.  He'll also take commissions, so if there's a classic scene you'd like to see hanging on your living room wall, drop him a line.

[via electro^plankton]