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    Posted: 17 September 2007 at 12:05am

CHALLENGE: Retro Remake

Pick a scene from from one of your favourite retro games (preferably from the 80s, think NES/C64) and remake it. If you want, you may also change the graphics style, like Bomberman Act: Zero or Emroca's brilliant rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom. Just make sure it's still the same kind of game!

Rules:
  • Canvas size needs to be the same as the resolution the original game ran on (Wikipedia is your friend!). If that's too small for you (the Game Boy's small screen comes to mind), make it twice as big.
  • Colour restriction: 32 colours max

CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Retro Remake pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 1:27am
Basically we are suposed to remake an scene from an 80's - 90's(90's are retro, at this point) game, mario grabbing the flag at the end of the level or the contra commandos running thru the jungle level for example, either in it's original art or by complete redesing of the original, in the resolution of the console were the game was played (in this case, NES's resolution 256x240px)
Animations are allowed as they are not prohibited in the above mentioned rules.

did I miss anything?
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Quote pmprog Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 2:00am
Can I do a Creatures mock up?

The reason I ask, is that I've already done some remake sprites and background before. I know the challenges are for new pieces, but I'm concerned that if I do a new Creatures mock somebody might reject it because I have done others previously.

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 5:45am


I never played on other systems than a computer! How could I do something like this??

The best thing I can think of is commander Keen, I played that... but thats a very high resolution I think to pixel!!


Edited by Lollige - 17 September 2007 at 5:46am
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 5:46am
Metaru: no, that's pretty much it!
(My apologies if the challenge description is a bit wonky - I never was all that good with words)

pmprog: a Creatures mockup is fine as long as everything was made during this week. Good luck :)
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 7:22am
I got dibbs on CV II GB.

Can I do multiple stages? And just throw it into one big image file?


Edited by Setzer - 17 September 2007 at 7:28am
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Quote pmprog Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 8:16am
@Lollige:

Best thing to do is search for a C64, Spectrum, Gameboy emulator, then find some game roms to download for them and load up and play.

Most emulators support taking screenshots, so then you can use them as references (as a whole or in parts) to create your new screen
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Quote Zephiel87 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 8:38am
We can do classic arcade games too right? also, the only part of the original game we have to match is the resolution, not the colors and tiles etc?
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 8:44am
@B_P: Glad to have been useful then.
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 8:44am



Did I do it right


And you suck if you don't recognize the bird :(


Edited by Setzer - 17 September 2007 at 8:46am
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 8:47am
i think u did.
do we have to show game play or can we just make a cut scene
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 9:36am
MobyGames can be a big help in this as they have an easy browsing by year system
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 10:38am
Ok I have a very stupid problem
when I open my cool c64 emulator
and I open a game like froggy or donkey kong (I figured out that that ducktales game has been on the c64 too, I played that.. but its from 1991..)
I dont know how to play it..
it says press f1 or press space to start, so I press those keys, the game starts, just like I had seen them when I played them with mame (yay thanks to mame I know some old games!!) and then? the arrow keys do not work.. what to do? no key seems to respond on every game!!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 11:04am
Originally posted by Setzer







Its not even a full day yet and you have this much
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 11:08am
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Setzer







Its not even a full day yet and you have this much


A full day? I spent an hour on that :p
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 11:09am
Yus Setzer, you are doing it so very right <3

Originally posted by dogmeat

Think I will do wasteland :)

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Quote jh-pixelzzz Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 11:42am
Megaman is mine!!!
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Quote Zephiel87 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 12:05pm
No one answered my qestions, so I just started working.
Just making sure i've got the right idea:



and i know its not 80s, but i wanted to do space invaders, so deal with it.
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 12:21pm
darn u.
you stole my idea.
not to worry pacman ur next.
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Quote Zephiel87 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 12:26pm
haha, i considered pacman too...
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 12:54pm
im making a pacman side scroller.
i think


Edited by spartan_117 - 17 September 2007 at 1:41pm
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Quote Shiraku Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 4:11pm
Hm... I like this contest. Any ideas for me?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 7:37pm
Originally posted by Zephiel87

No one answered my qestions, so I just started working.
Just making sure i've got the right idea:



and i know its not 80s, but i wanted to do space invaders, so deal with it.


You have the right idea, kudos.


@PB, will this be allowed, as its not 80s. Let Zephiel know before he wastes his time, thx.
@Zeph, PM Pixelblink and double check if it will be allowed before you waste a lot of time.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 7:47pm
@Jal - "preferably from the 80s"
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Quote Zephiel87 Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 7:52pm
I assumed 'preferably from the 80s' meant 80s recommended, but not required.

But i like the way it is turning out, so i'll finish it regardless of whether or not it applies to the weekly challenge.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 7:56pm
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Zephiel87

No one answered my qestions, so I just started working.
Just making sure i've got the right idea:



and i know its not 80s, but i wanted to do space invaders, so deal with it.


You have the right idea, kudos.


@PB, will this be allowed, as its not 80s. Let Zephiel know before he wastes his time, thx.
@Zeph, PM Pixelblink and double check if it will be allowed before you waste a lot of time.


Yeah, I'd totally allow this. The rules did state 80s "preferably" so we're not limited to any particular year. Actually I'd probably say it's safe to say anything over 10 years old is considered retro now. We'll work on a case-by-case format for now though... just in case anything comes up.
Just don't be a douche and try to bend the rules because you can't be bothered to come up with any true original idea.
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Quote MrWeirdGuy Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2007 at 10:17pm
I'm working on Kid Icarus.  I'm pretty happy with it so far, though I still want to add a background.  Solid black is boring.
BTW, I tried making Pit look like a mix between his original sprite and his model for SSB:B.


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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 1:17am
finally decided to make a mario fps.

heres a sketch


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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 7:34am
second thought. is metal slug considered retro.
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 7:50am
I don't think so but how could anyone possibly make THOSE graphics better? :D
I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
running out of blood
and I'm going numb.
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 7:52am
the idea is to change the style. of course no on can make them better.
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 7:55am
oh yeah, youre right, sorry. ^^ nvm me
the remake word confused me, usually it equals better gfx

Edited by Leroy - 18 September 2007 at 7:55am
I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
running out of blood
and I'm going numb.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 8:25am
Transformers's movie is already retro in these days :P  
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 8:30am
Originally posted by Leroy

oh yeah, youre right, sorry. ^^ nvm me
the remake word confused me, usually it equals better gfx


usually it does when speaking about 80's or 70's games but some old games can not be perfected.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 8:39am
for example?
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 8:56am
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Quote Koch Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 2:41pm


Here is my WIP.  Kung Fu for NES, suggestions would be appreciated.

Update:



Edited by Koch - 18 September 2007 at 3:20pm
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 2:48pm
I'm still waiting for someone to snatch Monkey Island or anything Lucas (Mac game sufferer XD)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 3:34pm
@Jal Ha, I was thinking of doing something along those lines for my piece, that is if I actually ended up making something for the challenge...I have an idea planned out in my head and all...

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 5:56pm
Originally posted by jalonso

I'm still waiting for someone to snatch Monkey Island or anything Lucas (Mac game sufferer XD)
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Quote AdamPlays Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 7:00pm
Metroid's Sexy Samus (After you type in the Justin Bailey code)
 
 
 


Edited by AdamPlays - 18 September 2007 at 7:01pm
And now for something completely different...
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 9:58pm
I set my mind finally on airwolf on the nes.

 

my wip. woops just realized i inverted the colors of the ground.


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Quote Zephiel87 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 10:23pm
I seem to be the only one that's not just redoing the graphics from some old screenshot...
whatever, update:

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Quote Presley Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 10:59pm
That's not so Zephiel ;P

Here's my progress so far. Can anyone guess the game and character? :P



Crits would be very welcome.
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2007 at 11:30pm
if you dont mind me asking presley what game console is your game based on. cuz you have to make the canvas the exact size as the consoles resolution.
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2007 at 1:27am
anyhoo,
update....


done the montains and changed the radar it looked nerdy in the original and was inaccurate because at the time i took the screenshot it hadnt refreshed.
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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2007 at 1:32am
looks nice so far, but i think you can do a lot better in terms of quality with the colours with the max that's set for the challenge... Youre at 15 colours at the moment (and i think thats because you left some old colours out there too?) So use those extra 17 colours to givve it a bit more depth and make the image smoother (except if you want the dithering to be clearly visible)... 
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2007 at 1:35am
actually according to gale its 20 
but i still have 12 and im planning to use every last color available



mountains updated plus trees.
now 21 colors.




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Quote jh-pixelzzz Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2007 at 4:10am
i'm making my megaman mockup but i need some crits and tips
dunno if i like the bricks
 
original / mine:
 


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