So I was all excited to download the free Spore Creature Creator, until I was coldly informed by the installer that my Powerbook isn't up to scratch. I'm humiliated. All I can do is longingly cruise the Sporepedia, looking for Spores That Look Like Stuff. Geeky stuff, mostly, like the Trogspore above. That looks really good.
Spore Trek, Spore Wars, and of course Pokespore, after the jump...
This Mon Calamari is right on, but the nudity upsets me. I don't want to see Admiral Ackbar naked. As a 18th Century Dandy, yes. Naked, that's too far.
This X-Wing is from Fark's Spore thread, though I couldn't find it on the Sporepedia. There were lots of imitators, if you search "x-wing", nothing quite as good as this.
Great looking TIE fighter, elegant in it's simplicity.
Shockingly accurate Watto.
Painful looking AT-ST, giving new meaning to the term "Chicken Walker".
And now, my two favorite characters from the Prequels...
General Grievous, with particularly good attention to coloring.
This could be Selbulba's ILM character model.
All of the original three starter Pokemon are really popular. There are tons of them, here are the most accurate ones.
My main man
A sickly Blastoise.Some sort of horrible bird Pikachu...I'll be seeing that in my nightmares, thank you internet.
I'm a Team Rocket fan 4 life, so I had to look for Koffing. What I found was...wow. Just wow. So close, and yet so far.
Most of these are via Kotaku and MTV Multiplayer...
An XBox 360 controller! Pretty terrifying. What are those joysticks supposed to be? Suckers? Nipples? Crazy.
Our old friend Purple Tentacle back from the LucasArts adventure gaming dead.
Mario Mario of the Mario Brothers. This looks like some crazy junkie muppet.Boo! Literally. Not really as cute as the real character, but good nonetheless.
A bomb, possibly a bob-omb.
Wierd old Mr. Saturn, quite well captured.
Goomba! This is deeply upsetting to me. They went way too far in making him look like a real mushroom, with that gross fungal texturing on the underside of his head.
Pretty great Yoshi.
Wobbly legged Mega Man.
An amazingly accurate Master Chief.
Pretty good Sonic, albeit with webbed hands.
OTHER NERDY STUFF
Now ZOIDBERG is the spore! In full mating season glory. There are lots of other Futurama creatures on the Sporepedia, including many many Nibblers. I couldn't find one that actually looked like him though, if someone wants to make one.
There were quite a few hulks, but this was my fave.
This is the best Batman so far. Humanoids are apparently hard to get right. Why the bare pecks, I wonder? Even better than this design is creator insertinear's species description: "THE BATMAN SPECIES HE IS THE DARKEST OF KNIGHTS WHO SOLVE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES."
The earth with a little mouth and eyes and one foot. Thaaats good.
Now we're talkin! The USS Enterprise. I don't even want to try to figure out how this is a organism. The Flying Spaghetti Monster. This is the best one I saw, but there are some really shockingly bad ones in the Sporepedia.
Here's a car. Little over complicated, but pretty neat nonetheless.
WHERE MY PEEPS AT. This is great. Even the texture is right.
A scary candy cane.
A plane - found this one on the Fark thread too.
Albert Einstein's head. This is like something you'd see on the ground in Dante's inferno. I think we've had enough.