Feature: Nintendo Life's Staff Favourites - Miiverse Illustrations

Game art for all to enjoy

Earlier this week we directed your attention to the "Printing Miiverse" art show, which is a collection of 13,255 drawings from 172 artists, showing just how many attractive illustrations have graced the Wii U's social network. Miiverse has proven to be an early success on Nintendo's system with plenty of active communities, and its browser based version — miiverse.nintendo.net — is another nice way to access the service, even if posting is still limited to the Wii U at this stage. Once Miiverse arrives on 3DS, as promised by Nintendo, we can expect it to step up another notch.

The Printing Miiverse exhibition did remind us of how many awesome drawings we've enjoyed on Miiverse, so quite a few members of the Nintendo Life team have decided to each pick two of their own favourites. Below are those choices, with one being so memorable that two separate team members have opted to include it, so it has the honour of a double appearance.

Mike Mason

This is an adorable, detailed little nugget of Yoshi's Island love — it brings back happy memories! (View post)

Link's expression in this one is hilarious. We all felt like this at some point during Ocarina of Time, right?! (View post)

Tom Whitehead

As someone greatly looking forward to The Wind Waker HD, this rather stylish image certainly gets me in the mood for its arrival. (View post)

The Monster Hunter community has plenty of impressive drawings, but this bit of crude humour from a remarkably gutsy warrior made my inner-adolescent laugh. (View post)

Jon Wahlgren

I'm always impressed by the amount of effort people put into these drawings, and while this Mario + FLUDD illustration has the portly plumber a little meaner than I remember him in the game it's nonetheless a remarkable feat. (View post)

On the other hand, there's this Assassin's Creed 3 art. (View post)

Andy Green

I like it when Miiverse artists take Nintendo characters and gives them a manga twist. (View post)

I love seeing under-represented characters pop up - Mr L deserves more love! (View post)

Orla Madden

Pixel Link, simple but fantastic. (View post)

This needs more 'Yeahs', it's beautiful. I love the cartoon style. (View post)

Ron DelVillano

This is hands-down my favourite Batman reference, and I think the look on his face in this drawing is hilarious. (View post)

To be honest, I don't know if this is referencing anything in particular, but I love ships and the way this one was drawn. There's a whole lot of lines. (View post)

Morgan Sleeper

There's tons of amazing art on Miiverse, but my favourite drawings are one-panel comics that make me laugh. I feel ya, Kirby! (View post)

I'm still over the moon about Earthbound, and seeing sketches like this light up my Activity Feed after the Nintendo Direct made my day all over again! (View post)

Gaz Plant

It's silly, it's an in-joke about a game, and it's what Miiverse is all about. Nowhere else could this exist. (View post)

Just a brilliant bit of Rayman art celebrating the Challenge App! (View post)

Lee Meyer

Zelda II's title screen inspired my imagination as a kid, and this brought back some really fond memories. (View post)

Punch-Out!! is a blast to play with lots of humour and character. This art perfectly captures that irreverence. (View post)

Dave Letcavage

I've been playing a bit of Mario Sunshine lately so this seemed fitting. (View post)

Rayman says, "have fun being second to Dave on the Legends leaderboards." (View post)

So those are some of our favourites, reproduced courtesy of the new browser-based Miiverse. We'd love to see some of your picks in the comments below.

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