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This is my newest work as of now. It doesn't really reflect what I do on average, but it's my most recent.
I really post stuff on Deviantart a lot and I submit in masses at a time, so my newest things may often be similar. If you look at my gallery, you will see that I have a great variety. ^ - ^



Super Smash Bros 4. VS Battle on Final Destination by PichuThePokemon

This is a really beautiful image, as a whole. A lot of effort when into making this a reality, from posing hi-res 3D models and organiz...


Super Smash Bros. for NX Concept by MachRiderZ
Super Smash Bros. for NX Concept
What if Nintendo made Smash Bros. for the NX and upgrade of Smash for Wii U? This is my interpretation of the idea - 78 characters, not including Miis - adding 26 characters to the roster. The character select screen mugshots have been made more vertical than horizontal, a better fit for the character artwork. Hidden characters from the Wii U version are hidden once again, but can be unlocked with a Wii U save file that has the characters unlocked. Mewtwo is the only Wii U DLC character that is hidden, but can be unlocked automatically if he has been downloaded onto the Wii U game.

Bomberman (Bomberman)
Inkling (Splatoon)
Isaac (Golden Sun)
Ice Climbers (Ice Climber)
Gooey (Kirby)
Daisy (Super Mario Bros.)
Tetra (The Legend of Zelda)
Mach Rider (Mach Rider)
Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong)
Prince Fluff (Kirby)
Impa (The Legend of Zelda)
Ridley (Metroid)
Banjo-Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie)
Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight)

Young Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Waluigi (Super Mario Bros.)
Chrom (Fire Emblem)
Phosphora (Kid Icarus)
Blood Falcon (F-Zero)
Snake (Metal Gear)
Wolf (Star Fox)
Gengar (Pokemon)
King K. Rool (Donkey Kong)
Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda)
Paper Mario (Paper Mario)
Ninten (Mother)

This was made prior to the end of the Smash Ballot. Enjoy! Special thanks to all of the artists who made some of the character artwork used, including the Smashified team, the Brawl modding community, and others for posting official hi-resolution artwork online. I did various small edits to the majority of the images. The Mach Rider, Wolf, and Gooey renders were created by me - there are no hi-res versions of those renders yet.

Check out my YouTube channel! I'm actually a film guy:…
Super Smash Bros. Arcade - Choose Your Fighter! by MachRiderZ
Super Smash Bros. Arcade - Choose Your Fighter!
I had a dream a few weeks ago that there was an arcade cabinet of Smash Wii U... So I made a mock-up menu of it... Then I animated it... Then I added a debug menu to it... Then I recorded a video of it with a phone... Then I let it sit on the internet. When I made this (before I decided to fa-leak-ke it), I wanted to make something that looked cool and that would hype you up. Something Etika would freak out about, ya know? So by posting this anonymously, I got some to read some pretty candid comments. A lot of stuff about it being a cool concept (and getting DK's translation wrong? sorry) and people being interested. The idea with the amiibo support was that you could bring your amiibo to one of the arcade cabinets to access one of the fighters that wasn't available from the default roster. I also felt that the arcade would be a cool way to earn custom parts and alternate specials for characters. The Debug Menu was heavily influenced by Melee's, and I even set it up so I could have the video show Popo's name in the character list. I also designed the Debug Menu with the mindset that the entire Wii U version of the game was built into the arcade cabinet to allow for fluent balance patches and easy access to character data.

So, it started as a fun concept and ended up being a fun fa-leak-ke. We're in the Omni age. Nothing is real unless Random Talking Bush says so. :P When Etika said it reminded him of the old days, as an artist, I felt accomplished. :D Enjoy!

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Connor Rentz
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
I am currently a young independent film maker. I'm an experienced actor, but I'd sooner write and direct. I've also been involved in game design and image editing. It wasn't until the beginning of 2013 that I decided to focus solely on independent film-making and theatre, although I have always known I love making movies.

My main work includes short films such as WORTH DYING (inspired by one of Aesop's Fables), LAYLA (based on the song by Eric Clapton), ZELDA 2014 (a modern adaptation of The Legend of Zelda), and ROCKY RACCOON (based on the song by The Beatles). I often work with on a "low-to-no" budget, and I like to direct my own writing because I have very clear visions of what I want to capture. I also believe in giving other people, artists, actors, film-makers, etc. a chance to be involved and use their talents. I like to tell honest stories through my films, even though I tend to lean towards a more fantastic style and setting. As of 2014, I have worked with nearly forty different actors on multiple projects.

I also have experience as a traditional stage actor, including award-winning performances such as Radar O'Reily in M*A*S*H, John Hale in The Crucible, and myself (along with various Shakespeare characters like Juliet and Macduff) in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. I am currently directing The Importance of Being Earnest at Heritage High School, where I am the founder and president of the school's Thespian Troupe, #8074.

I was also one of the three founders of the popular online fan-game Super Smash Bros. Crusade, which I worked on for five years starting in 2008. I stopped using the name Dr.MarioX after I finished working on Super Smash Bros. Crusade in February 2013.


My 3DS Friend Code: 1032-1432-5027

I hope you enjoy my submissions and all. :)

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Sandvich33 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So what inspired you guys to add Weegee to Crusade by any chance?
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You know, I'm not really sure! Someone on the dev team (I'm not sure who, but I know somebody still working on the game knows) decided to code him in, and we all thought it was funny. :P
Sandvich33 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you guys were right on that part. It IS pretty funny seeing him fight. XD
TheLaughingDevil Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Have you try to make a concept of what the NX should look like?
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I haven't thought to do that. Not sure what expectations I have for the console, tho. :P
Sandvich33 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*clears throat* Cheers for the fav.
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
haha - my pleasure!
Sandvich33 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw, have you played Psycho Waluigi before?
MachRiderZ Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I remember when it came out, but I'm yet to play it. :\
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aamccormick1999 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Hey, buddy bud bub.…

Vote if ya want.
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