Pixel Art Challenge: Mega Man 2 Boss


No matter if you are a seasoned veteran or newbie when it comes to video games, chances are that you have played one of the Megaman games.

JerryPie wants you to create a Mega Man 2 Boss portrait and sprite with the original NES restrictions and colors.

Portrait: Can use as many colors as you want.

Sprite: Can be in any pose, but must be 32x32 max and fit within the square boundaries. Must only use 5 colors max. (The background behind the sprite can be any color and does not count as one of the 5 colors. But it must be a solid color.)

Format: Use the provided template, and NES colors.

Bonus challenge: Use the original Mega Man 2 font when creating your boss name.

Canvas Size - Overall template: Exactly 94x60, Sprite (Right) Exactly 32x32
Colors - Portrait (Left) Unrestricted., Sprite (Right) 5 Max.
Transparency - Yes.
Animation - No

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Mandrill @ 11/6/2017 04:38  |    10


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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 11/9/2017 09:37

Got it.  $3D as a chalky pink still seems plainly wrong, but I guess I can avoid that color ;).

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 11/8/2017 15:17

Used those colors for our NES entry as they seem most accurate, though I took off the extra blacks https://lospec.com/palette-list/nintendo-entertainment-system

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/7/2017 12:33

@Adarias - There are many conflicting "NES palettes" on the web.  I wasn't sure if Wikipedia's colors were accurate after referencing screenshots from Mega Man 2 on Google.  I noticed a lot of fan made palettes looked closer to NES screenshots than the Wikipedia one. 

So I decided to just go with a palette that used the same algorithm YPbPr used to display colors on older TV's.  Here's a link to that site and the color numerical color codes: www.thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php

Sorry for any confusion.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 11/7/2017 11:01

Given the NES's use of YPbPr, and knowing what browsers can do to images, is there any chance we can get cannonical RGB values for this challenge?

In particular I'm curious about the final light grey, which i'm seeing as quite pink (#f8d8f8)

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/7/2017 08:28

@Airstyle - the blacks are both the same. The two whites are slightly different.

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/6/2017 11:42

Is everyone aware that black colors on the right of the palette have the exact same values? I thought it was weird since the whites, which look so VERY close to each other, still have their own distinct values. Should the black pixels be different, or is one of them just filler for the image?

DieMango (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/6/2017 07:54

This is something for me...minimal work for a challenge...this satisfys my laazy butt.

Dorka_orka (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/6/2017 06:38

very interested

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