No relation

A few games on the NES seem to have some interesting relationships to Nintendo’s flagship Super Mario Bros. game. For example, here’s Kid Kool, whose main character happens to share the exact same walk cycle as our hero Super Mario:

Even the pint-size version has a few distant cousins, shown here with Bomber Man and Challenger:

There are likely other games, too. The theory we had was that Mario was passed around as an example in a devkit, and some early games simply modified and reused some of the graphics. For the most part, though, nobody ever really noticed.


More work on the forest sprite skirt! It has moss on it now!

This stuff continues to be absolutely miserable to work with. It gets absolutely everywhere no matter how careful I am, and the tiny plastic spines stick to everything (including my skin) leaving me an itchy mess.

But it looks pretty cool! So that’s good!


I was looking through my oldest Sprites (from back when I used to edit Sprites and not make them entirely from scratch). I challenged myself to remake Team 7, from Naruto, with my current skills.

The top row consists of the newly made Sprites. The bottom consists of the old ones which I made around 7 years ago.

SASUSAKU Family Portrait Sprite

NARUHINA Family Portrait Sprite 


Seven years of pixelart history right here. I recently remade some of my oldest Sprites while I was looking at all my oldest work. I’ve grown a lot since my “Pokemon Sprite editing days”  and I’ve finally found my own unique voice.

The Sprites in the center of both rows are my most recent pieces.


SKYCURSER will feature my real-life best friend Sammy as your loyal co-pilot. Sammy will provide helpful updates and details on weapons, enemy weak points and upcoming obstacles as the player battles the Necrostar’s vile hordes. 

I had a ton of fun animating this one. Once again the ultra-talented Kelsey Bigelow (http://ya-iz-kgb.tumblr.com/) helped draft the line art that the sprites are based on. 


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Potty: Wounded (Forbodium)

The shot was fired, piercing into his fragile pectoral.

Sheer pain spread through his body as he clutch his chest in agony.

As the world begun to fade from his vision, he heard a cry:

“Don’t shoot, Al!”

[Original Sprite created by Level 5 © .Custom Sprites altered by me. All rights reserved by them, I do not owe anything.]