August 9th, 2023

I’ve mostly been chipping away at getting this site ready for the server upgrade, but I couldn’t let August 9th go by without a little Revenge of 1989 recognition to honor a year that brought a lot of the games (and other things) that led to the creation of this site. That’s a literal statement, because the first version of this site were Sega Smash Pack shots of Golden Axe, Revenge of Shinobi, and Altered Beast for the Sega Genesis, all games that hit the U.S. in 1989. So here’s the newness:

Custom Sprites:
Final Fight: Andore (Final Fight wait pose)
Gang Wars: new gallery, starting with the heroes Mike and Jackie.
Shinobi: all-new Kasumi (the Revenge of Shinobi)
TMNT: NES 1989 game stance (with and without weapons) for Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

All new custom sprites were also added to the the main GFX Generators, where you can assemble your own fake screenshots and group pics.

The Revenge of 1989: A new timeline page was added, various adjustments were made to the articles, including the confirmation (thanks to an interview with Time Extension magazine) that Konami’s Crime Fighters was indeed their template for later games like Ninja Turtles and the Simpsons.

As I mentioned at the start of this post, I’m working on an all-around behind-the-scenes update of this site, using a hard drive copy of it that simulates the server update. I’ve got a lot of the site working and even the image generators are over 70% working before I stopped to do this update. This is some heavy work, and it’s costing me extra site host fees to run on the older server, so I won’t be doing much other than that until it’s done, trying to finish it (and fixes to my other sites) before the site hosting charge hits my wallet again in September. I started a separate post about that in this link to keep track of where I am in the upgrade project.

Despite that, there will be an update to the ToyBoss section this month because I’ve got that main page working with new code that works on its own and I’ve got some roster pics to update (especially since I got that new camera).

4 Responses to “The Revenge of 1989 – 2023 edition”

  1. Hey do you do commissioned work, you were recommended by another artist on Twitter… but I don’t see any way to DM you there or contact you easily.

  2. I’ve been trying to come up with new commission rates for sprites, but I keep getting into commissions that don’t fit the normal stuff I was commissioned to do before. I won’t be able to take on any commission work for at least a month while I finish the coding work I mentioned in this post, but contact me at: contact @ (without the spaces) so we can figure out if/when I can do some pixel art for you.

  3. Being a follower from Asia , I am happy to see more SNK/ADK character-sprites added .

  4. I’m glad you’re happy to see them, one of the main reasons why I chose to sprite some Gang Wars characters because I remembered I needed to make more Alpha Denshi/ADK characters. They made a lot of fun games and I need to make more fan work with them.