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CHALLENGE 9/21/2020: Be Like Mike

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Printed Date: 30 October 2020 at 8:45am

Topic: CHALLENGE 9/21/2020: Be Like Mike
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Subject: CHALLENGE 9/21/2020: Be Like Mike
Date Posted: 21 September 2020 at 12:52am


Challenge winner - Quiara wants you to create a punch out sprite!

One of the most iconic games of the 8-bit era was Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. The character animations in that game were fairly impressive for its day... but what would its cast look like in 2020?

Create a sprite of a fighter facing forward, following the restrictions below. As a bonus challenge you can try and match the style of the original fighters.

For some inspiration, - here are a bunch of original character animations .

The sprites need to use the NES palette:

Canvas Size - Min: 30x80, max: 64x130
Colors - Max 7, 6 from the palette + transparency.
Transparency - Yes, required.
Animation - Optional.


  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to /pixels/submit_icons.asp'>submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the /forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=8'>WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.


  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.


  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to suggest a future week's challenge. If you're a winner and you wish to submit your idea, send a message to' target='_blank'>Gecimen.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)


/pixels/poll.asp?id=1717' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


The Be Like Mike pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

/pixelart/134767.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Bantamweight by /p/220173.htm' target='_blank'>cjlm123
/pixelart/134827.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>BURU - EL CAMPEON ALIEN DE SATURNO by /p/63679.htm' target='_blank'>redmilion
/pixelart/134881.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Heather Swanson by /p/67611.htm' target='_blank'>mwambi

Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

/pixelart/134831.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Despot Cid by /p/172299.htm' target='_blank'>spikeof2010
/pixelart/134887.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Dodge! Upper! Hook! Ugh!! by /p/18670.htm' target='_blank'>Jo
/pixelart/134889.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>True 2020 Fighter by /p/113799.htm' target='_blank'>Chalya
/pixelart/134752.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Slither with the Punches by /p/220173.htm' target='_blank'>cjlm123
/pixelart/134825.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>OXIDIAN EL GUERRERO JAGUAR AZTECA by /p/63679.htm' target='_blank'>redmilion
/pixelart/134865.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Galaxy is in Peace by /p/142119.htm' target='_blank'>SethSpace
/pixelart/134820.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Waluigi by /p/41268.htm' target='_blank'>Eggy
/pixelart/134824.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>MEJIA EL PISTOLERO by /p/63679.htm' target='_blank'>redmilion
/pixelart/134880.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>City Lights by /p/209146.htm' target='_blank'>SeDiceBisonte
/pixelart/134826.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>MAX ARMSTRONG - EL CAMPEON DEL MUNDO by /p/63679.htm' target='_blank'>redmilion
/pixelart/134815.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>A penguin in Punch Out?!?!?! by /p/41268.htm' target='_blank'>Eggy
/pixelart/134823.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Mike Tyson 2020 by /p/28380.htm' target='_blank'>MIERDINSKY
/pixelart/134777.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Ori and the Boxing Ring by /p/41268.htm' target='_blank'>Eggy
/pixelart/134832.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>HILARY - la medusa by /p/63679.htm' target='_blank'>redmilion
/pixelart/134758.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>punch_out_sprite by /p/220868.htm' target='_blank'>Metekay
/pixelart/134779.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Naoya Inoue enters the ring! by /p/220811.htm' target='_blank'>Steventus
/pixelart/134884.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pit Fighter Dimon by /p/140964.htm' target='_blank'>DimDim
/pixelart/134776.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Antonino is waiting for your challenge!! by /p/48695.htm' target='_blank'>Logalpix
/pixelart/134749.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Mean Right Hook by /p/220173.htm' target='_blank'>cjlm123
/pixelart/134851.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Flyweight? Sounds delicious! by /p/220173.htm' target='_blank'>cjlm123
/pixelart/134768.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Be like Wike by /p/9604.htm' target='_blank'>7Soul
/pixelart/134849.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Queen of Fighters by /p/22061.htm' target='_blank'>EyeballKid
/pixelart/134838.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>RICK EL NOVATO by /p/63679.htm' target='_blank'>redmilion
/pixelart/134836.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Soda Putinski by /p/28380.htm' target='_blank'>MIERDINSKY

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