No tricks here, all fun!

Custom Sprites
NuChallenger: Bruce Maxwell (Treachery in Beatdown City)
Marvel Comics: Misty Knight
DC Comics: improved Wonder Woman hands-on-hips pose (and new 1973 and 1995 outfits)
Horror: Tina Shepard (Friday the 13th pt. 7)
Portraits: Street Fighter Alpha 3 Vs. screen Wonder Woman

GFX Generators: all new sprites and portraits were added along with…
– End – Marvel vs. Capcom 384×224 (in main generator and MvC1): 3 new non-specific layouts


The wait is over and Treachery in Beatdown City is out now! Here’s the trailer from last year:

Tactical turn-based beats in the streets are now available on PC or Nintendo Switch, so run get it if that sounds like you’re thing (I gave to the Kickstarter and downloaded it with the quickness last night). Congrats to the whole NuChallenger crew, who have been fighting for YEARS to get this game made and out into the world!

(BTW: shout-out to the YouTube genius who removed the sizing options from the Share:Embed feature. Thanks for that step backwards!)

First things first, if you’re reading this on the site’s main menu, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, the layout’s slightly different. I’ve moved the header, added some new header images (with many more to come) and rearranged a few other things, but I’m not done yet. Please expect more main menu mutations in the near future.

Toybox/ToyBoss: “Wait, there’s a toy section on this site?” Yeah, a small toy section was made for the site back when the game-related figures I wanted were in my ramen-life price range. That was an entire era of G.I. JOE figures ago (the Joe vs. Cobra/Spy Troops/Valor vs. Venom style that most of the customs are in). This was originally going to be part of the Karnovember update, but I kept wanting to make sure it debuted with new things, like new pics of the G.I.JOE Radd Spencer and Rolento customs, because I didn’t have a camera when I finished the last details on the figures and kept forgetting to take shots with the new camera. I also added some other quick pics, including a couple of Marvel beat ’em up and side-scroller teams that I’ve completed in Marvel Legends scale. I’ve got ideas for better photo set-ups in the future, so just know that I didn’t revive this part of the site just to let it rot again.

Game Index: added Spider-Man (arcade)


Custom Sprites:
Masters of the Universe: Mer-Man and Catra (Filmation designs)
G.I. JOE: Hawk (versions 1 and 2)
Horror: because it’s Friday the 13th, Jason has an updated version of the Pt. III outfit/Pt. VII Axe kill pose (seen on the NES cart box). The shading is now closer to the version seen in the Horror 3 vs. 3 print. I also condensed the Friday the 13th section so Jason and his mother have sub-galleries with their older sprites.

As usual, all the new custom sprites have been added to the image generators, and the fighter-scale image generator now has the series 5 G.I.JOE card added to the G.I.JOE layout (with an explosion obviously based on the new Hawk sprite’s shape).

18 years ago, I started this site with at the public library with Tripod’s free site builder, screenshots from the PC version of Sega’s Smash Pack (made on a friend’s computer, didn’t even have my own PC yet), and a bunch of tips and tricks I’d scrawled in a notebook. Seemed like it’d be a fun thing to do on the internet. Multiple hosting moves and weird ideas later.

The theme of today’s update is… every theme, including the lack of a theme. Characters from games, a few from comics, some 1989 icons (to rep the Revenge of 1989), an obvious crossover face-off (outside of Crossup Beatdown), a horror villain (before October’s DangerTerrorHorrorThon), an eighties cartoon character (before the usual Toy and Cartoon update near Christmas), a new original character for the site and the return of a character born in the long defunct Minus World section. It’s like a Whitman’s chocolate assortment of this site’s usual habits, so here’s the map that lets you avoid that one weird cream candy that makes you scrunch up in the face.

Custom Sprite additions
Bomberman: all-new Bomberman action pose
Final Fight: Cody (Street Fighter V stance)
Megaman: Bombman
Shinobi series: Joe Musashi (Revenge of Shinobi title screen)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Knuckles the Echidna (classic)
Konami: Cyber Ninja (Metal Gear Solid)
Toaplan: the Snow Bros. Nick & Tom
DC Comics: Harley Quinn
Marvel Comics: Beast and Hawkeye
Toys and ‘Toons: Cheetara of the Thundercats (1980s)
Horror: Pamela Voorhees new (and better) sprite
Illmosis/ScrollBoss: Endless Duck and Maddie Tenay (ScrollBoss mascot from the upcoming movie section)

All new sprites have been added to the main GFX Generator where you can make your own pics and fake screenshots! Other things added to the generators today:
– characters added: KoF Sports team added, Mojo (Marvel)
– characters updated: Mai Shiranui

While I’m at it, all prints on the site are on sale until the end of the month!


all 8 x 10/ 8.5 x 11 on the site are now $4!


11×17 inch prints are $8!

That’s the main part of the update. Some small preview additions to the Vs. Horror pt. 2 pixel print, an unfinished promo video and a thank you message are behind the cut. So, if you don’t read that, I’ll put an extra “Thank you” here to let you know that you’re appreciated!
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“You see, Jason was my son… and today is his birthday…”

Just a bit of pixel art to hold you over until next week!

I planned to have a small update this week, but I’ve got some line art to make for someone. Still, I figured this would be the perfect day to show a preview from the next Vs. Horror print. No surprises here…

The sprites in this print will have a slightly different shading style and won’t stick so closely to the 16-color limit of older sprites. Don’t expect to see those exact sprites added to the sprite galleries or generators, at least not for a long time after the print debuts.

Do expect to see an update with things being added to the galleries and image generators next week, though. Hold tight until then!

I was just going to drop this preview for this year’s DangerTerrorHorrorThon, but felt the need to make some slight improvements to the Friday the 13th NES hero sprites:


They’re in the Movie-related custom sprite gallery and the main GFX Generator. I added a few more colors to their palettes, leading to a better 1958 Crystal Lake uniforms.

And now, Coming Attractions.

You have two weeks to make your arrangements. Spend them wisely.

Custom Sprites (sprites also added to their GFX Generator characters)
Movies – A redone Jason Voorhees sprite
Tecmo – resprited the torso of the hockey mask drone from the arcade Ninja Gaiden.

GFX Generators: A new standalone version of the Darkstalkers 3 (Vampire Savior) Vs. Screen is now ready and only has characters with all necessary elements. All of the standard Darkstalkers are there, but so are over a dozen guest stars. I’ve also made DS3-ish portraits for Splatterhouse’s Rick Taylor and Biggy Man.

While I planned to do a mini-DangerTerrorHorrorThon for this Friday the 13th, I’m a bit too tired from the day job to pull that off this time. Guess I’ll just have to save the horror for October…

I claimed that there wouldn’t be a DangerTerrorHorrorThon two months in a row, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a small horror-centric update!

I drew a new pic of Splatterhouse’s Rick Taylor and converted it into pixel art portraits he can use in the GFX Generators. They’re in MSH Vs. and Vampire Hunter/Savior/whatever sizes. I also added a few Splatterhouse arcade sprites to the Splatterhouse sprite gallery.

I’ve finally started working on pixel art prints and here’s a preview of the first one I’ll be selling:


Everything in this print is scratch-made, including the background, and you’ll notice some new contestants in the selection grid and a few improvements in the older Jason and Freddy pixel art. I’ve ordered a test print of this for myself and will have it available for sale if it looks good. It will be on both the Illmosis prints page and a prints page that I’ll have on this site in the next update.

Get ready for two days of the sort of horror-based pixel nonsense that rarely happens here outside of October!


Pamela Voorhees returns to physical (well, pixel) realm in search of her son only to find look-a-likes, doppelgangers and pretenders. Why, these men aren’t her son! What should be done about this mockery? Unfortunately, her answer is the only answer she’s known since Jason drowned all those years ago: “Kill them, mommy! Kill them!”

Custom Sprites
Movies: Pamela Voorhees
Namco: Rick Taylor (Splatterhouse, new pose)
Sega: Kid Chameleon as Manaix
Taito: Booster (Growl/Runark)
Tecmo: Hockey-masked thug (new to replace the 2013 sprite)

The GFX Generators were updated with the new items.


Here’s a few links to some cool stuff to keep that horror groove going:
Anyone disappointed that the real Jason didn’t show up here today should check out Rusty Shackle’s artwork of Jason Voorhees.

The Xiamat Tumblr has a very cool, low-color .GIF of Freddy Krueger that looks like he’s glitching his own NES game from the inside.

Seriously, just follow both of those Tumblrs if you want more of that goodness.

Also: be sure to check out Zombiepalooza Radio’s site and Facebook page!


Tomorrow’s tagline:
“This Valentine’s Day weekend, lucky couples will find themselves in the sack. The unlucky ones will end up in a body bag.”

We’ve partied down with Elvira and the Monster Party one week and witnessed the dead rising the grave one week later. Now it’s time to visit a place somewhere in between, where the death of a young boy triggered a chain of events that led to the area itself to be locked into a repeating blood curse: Camp Crystal Lake. Unfortunately for any innocents in the way, the son of Pamela Voorhees isn’t the only terror stalking the woods. Speaking of repeating curses, what’s a video game site Halloween celebration without Castlevania? A miserable little pile of failure, that’s what? And yet, even I’ve managed to get some Akumajou Densetsu and Castlevania: the Adventure content in there! Put on your Silver Shamrock masks and get ready for the DangerTerrorHorrorThon!



Custom Sprites – Along with a new design for the main Custom Sprites page, the following galleries were updated:
Konami: Sypha Belmondes, Medusa (Akumajō Densetsu version), and the Night Stalker (Castlevania: the Adventure) added to the Castlevania section. The Kruegeresque fifth boss from Crime Fighters was added to the Crime Fighters section.
Movies: The Shape/Michael Myers added to the new Halloween section. Camp Crystal Lake Counselors from the NES Friday the 13th game join a new sprite of Jason, whether they want to or not.

Mini-logos – Logos for Halloween added to the Movies section.

GFX Generators – The new sprites and mini-logos were added to the generators, along with a new background based on the LJN Friday the 13th game.


Batman’s got a nosebleed – Uncle Happy’s blog has been reviewing a lot of horror movies this month, so it’s definitely worth a look right now.

VG Junk kept the Halloween flavor going on all month, so be sure to check out that site, too!

Mega Ran fans, be sure to check out his “Director’s Cut DVD and a New Album for 2015” Kickstarter!

Once again, big up to Hydro74, the creator of the font used in the DangerTerrorHorrorThon’s title screen. His fonts kick the butt and not the wallet, so any of you creative heads out there should buy his very affordable fonts.


That’s all for this inaugural installment of the DangerTerrorHorrorThon on ScrollBoss. What was supposed to be one big update at the end of the month turned into a fun series of weekly update that gave me an excuse to sprite some weird, gross pixel art. I think the fact that Horace Pinker made his way into last week’s update should be a hint that I really do like horror movies and that you should expect to see more sprites of those characters in future updates. Seriously, I could do this crap until I’m in my 70’s with an update post like, “Well, I’m just now getting around to spriting the Boogens, the alien from Without Warning and Sid Haig’s character from Galaxy of Terror.” I’m going to try and get some rest this weekend while watching some horror flicks and I hope you have a fun weekend, too!

Note: there are a few problems with the blog and I’ll try to get them fixed some time this weekend. It’s now fixed.