Merry Christmas! Here’s a tiny update with two toys: Pizzazz, leader of the Misfits from Jem and the Holograms, and B. P. Vess from COPS. They’re in the Cartoons and Toys Custom Sprite gallery and in the GFX Generators, where Gilius gets a “Santa Gilius” palette. Have a Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate!

My big plans for the Halloween update were cut short by commission work. One of the sprites that you’d have seen in October would have been Jason Voorhees, inspired by the fact that NECA went crazy and made a SDCC exclusive glow-in-the-dark figure colored like the NES sprite. The weird part is that someone e-mailed me to ask if I had a Jason sprite without knowing I’d planned to do one. Unfortunately, I ran out of time, so I didn’t do it. Then I decided to check and see if there was a Friday the 13th before the year was over and, sure enough, there is. So instead of just having Jason show up on Halloween, he’s here on his own special day. If that wasn’t enough, I’ve got new sprites of other hockey mask-wearing characters, including a new Rick Taylor sprite. This is Splatterhouse’s 25th anniversary year, so things just worked out just right.

GFX Generators
New Characters: Jason Voorhees (pt. 3 sprite, two palettes), Casey Jones (TMNT), Ninja Gaiden enemies (the hockey mask-wearing enemy with multiple palettes)
Updated Characters: Rick Taylor (new scratch-made Splatterhouse 1 standing pose), Jennifer (improved sprite, brown palette)

Custom Sprites – Splatterhouse’s Rick and Jen were added to the Namco page, Jason was added to the new Movie-related gallery, Casey was added to the TMNT page and that hockey mask guy from Ninja Gaiden was added to the Tecmo page.

Breakin’ News

The U.S. Playstation store has quite a few Capcom games and items on sale on the cheap tip. The Dungeons and Dragons compilation, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom Origins are $7.49, $3.49 if you have Playstation Plus. Spelunky has the same $3.49/$7.49 price scheme, too. The PS3 and Vita versions of Dragon’s Crown, my favorite game of the year, is on sale for $29.99, too. Jump on that while the gettin’ good.

EDIT: News hit this weekend that Capcom will be de-listing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and all MvsC3 and Ultimate MvsC3 items (DLC) from PSN and X-Box live very soon. You only have until the next PSN Store update to get those things and Live users have a bit longer. Read about it on Capcom-Unity.

Good Old Games (, home of non-DRM computer gaming, has a gigantic sale going on that I’m not even going to try and list. You just need to check it out A.S.A.P. if you’re interested.

Before I go into the update, I’m just letting you know that the Project Sen Kickstarter still needs help with less than three days to go.

GFX Generators

Sen, the star of Project Sen, joins the generator, along with Betty, one of the three starter warriors from Sega’s Gain Ground. The good guys from Bad Dudes, Blade and Striker, have all-new sprites (not Guile/Cody edits like the earlier stuff). SNK’s Ryuhaku Todoh and Hon-Fu were quietly added to the generator a while back when I was doing some behind-the scenes work on the character files.

Custom Sprites – Two new scratch-made Bad Dudes sprites added to the Data East gallery. Gain Ground’s Betty was added to the Sega Gallery.

Game Index – Gain Ground (arcade), Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (arcade), Kuri Kinton (arcade) added.

Logo Index – Gain Ground (arcade static and animated) added.

Arcade Quartermaster had a big update (new Mortal Kombat II and Virtua Fighter shrines), so check out the newness there, along with the updated shrines (including the MK I shrine)!

Siliconera has been posting translations of interviews with the M2 team about their work on Sega’s 3D Remaster series for the Nintendo 3DS. Anyone who thought those games were just cheaply-modified emulations will learn that the project is quite the opposite by reading these interviews. The latest one is about Sonic the Hedgehog, but one of the more interesting ideas in the interview is the Giga Drive. What is it? I’m not telling you jack squat, because I couldn’t do the idea justice. Just read the article!