February 6th, 2014

Believe it or not, it bugs me when I don’t have custom sprites for all the playable characters in my favorite games. There is a ton of reasons (or excuses) I have for not having certain teams finished, and the biggest is that don’t think I’ll do that character justice in pixel form. Well, it’s time to finally get some of these crews repped 100%, and this

: Nightcrawler (all-new sprite), LJN X-Men hero sprite edits (Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Storm & Wolverine)
Nintendo: Princess Peach and Toad (Super Mario Series)
Sega: Max Thunder (Streets of Rage 2)

That completes the Streets of Rage 2 roster (finally!), Super Mario Bros. 2, LJN’s X-Men game and Sega’s X-Men for the Genesis/Mega Drive. The Penguin sprite was the last character I needed to have one sprite or sprite edit of the original Super Powers figure lineup.

Mini-logos: Princess Peach (Super Princess Peach style) added to Nintendo section, Nightcrawler (’80s and Marvel Team-Up versions) added to Marvel section.

All of those things have been added to the Graphic Generators so you can make your own fun graphics and screenshots with them, too.

BTW: Anyone who knows where to find the old version of this section…

… can go there now and see the 90% finished redone version of it. I just couldn’t stand having the old version stinking up the joint any longer.

5 Responses to “Crew completion, part 1: COLLECT THEM ALL!”

  1. I just had a look at the Nightcrawler mini-logos, via the Vs. Maker. I particularly like the yellow & blue 80s-style one!

    But I can’t find them, in the Marvel section. Is it just me?

  2. Thanks, Eddie! The yellow & blue color scheme came from a Nightcrawler mini-series cover. I figured that would be a good second option if the mini-logo position was over his feet and not his tail. I’d forgotten to add them to the mini-logo page, so thanks for the heads-up on that! I just uploaded the fixed version.

  3. Double thumbs up for the new sprites, but no words are enough for the LJN X-Men groupshot. :))

  4. Dude, that is one of the (if not the) most best Nightcrawler edit ever! I love the classic Nightcrawler look. That is terrific!… Ok, I’ll stop gushing over it. lol Great work as always. ;)

  5. Shadi: I’m glad you like that set of sprites, my friend! It’s one of the few stealth 1989 additions I added before I restarted the 1989 theme. The villains from that game will appear later this year!

    Twinimage: it’s always great to hear that another pixel artist likes how my work turned out! There are a lot of Spidey-based Nightcrawler edits out there (Spidey’s Capcom sprite set is more NC than Spidey at times), but I wanted to get a nice original one out there. I’ll make more poses for him at a later date, now that people keep telling me I’m on the right track with the first sprite. Thanks!