Man. 25 years of Robot Masters. These guys are what sold me on Mega Man way back in 87-88 when playing it for the first time. The idea that bosses were more or less on the same level as the player – a [Name] Man of similar size, durability and capability – was a distinguishing feature in an age of countless 2D action games. To this day I’m obsessed with the very idea of the “Robot Master,” a machine built around one idea that’s core to not just its function, but also its appearance and personality. So cool!
I’d like to personally thank each and everyone of you for putting the time and energy into these pieces. Seeing all these works side by side is amazing and it’s been a pleasure organizing this collab. So again, thank you to every single one of you fantastic artists for a job well done! – Justin Hill (Waywarddoodles)