Mario Monsters

Mario Monsters

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Mario Monsters

Title: Mario Monsters
Pixel Artist: Flarfy  (Level 5 Detective :: 3950 points)
Posted: 2/10/2008 17:12
Palette: 57 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

Yipii! All the monsters from SMB except Bowser and that lame fish (am I missing any?). Plus a couple of SMB3 bonus creatures. And I know it should'nt be a boomerrang but i thought it looked more cool.

The focus in this piece is to try and learn more about alternative palettes. In this case I used one of The B.O.B. 's as a base. I think the colours I normally pick myself are way too boring so now I'm mimicing other people's cool palettes and hopefully I'll get a hang of it.

The expierienced SMB player will notice the monsters are off scale. That is not totally random. I've made them a bit larger on purpose so that they have the potential to fit into my game project. The "Koopa Troopa" was originally just a normal turtle for the Sewer Theme, but then I thought, what the heck... I'll just do a lot of Mario monsters

Critique is most welcome since this is mostly a learning project.


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MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/14/2008 10:47
its not in that style at all what the heck
the outlines make your monsters look misshapen that is all
most specifically the blooper

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/12/2008 16:11
Thanks. It seemed natural to make it since I had already made the normal turtle :P

GallantJay (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/12/2008 07:00
Very nice. I like that you included dry bones :D.

xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 2/11/2008 20:49
I like the pipe.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/11/2008 15:38

Well it's supposed to be drawn in a style that resembles that of the classic Mario games:

Classic SMB3: 

SMB3 Allstars:

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/11/2008 08:23
It doesn't have to be all black. It should be a darker tone of the colours its outlining. Also, it doesn't have to be one solid colour.. the outlines on this look hella weird.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/11/2008 05:46
@ ptoing: Yeah I know. That's one of the "SMB3 bonus creatures" I mention in the descreption.

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 2/11/2008 05:37
6 points it is cool

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 2/11/2008 05:36
Hm, I can't remember the flying Goombas in SMB. I think they first were in SMB3.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/11/2008 02:36
@ MrMister: They all do? Could you please be a bit more specific? What's wrong with the outlines? How do you think they could be improved?

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/11/2008 02:28
Thanks. If you think about it, the enemies make (at least some) sense. Mario is a plumber so the enemies are sewer based. People flush their pet turtles out in the toilet so they end up in the sewer. In the sewer there are lots of fungus thus the goombas. If outside I could also imagine some weed growing all over the pipes, so there you have the plant monsters. There you have it, the three most basic enemies. What the game needs is rats and alligators.

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/10/2008 23:21
it looks very good. though the sprites are well-known, you was able to put a great new style into it. i like the colors and how you used them, expecially the blue shadow. also hooray for the cool pattern of the pipe.
although i've seen this sprites for so long and so often, your picture gave me a sensation of how strange the enemies are chosen in mario games. turtles wtf.... ^^

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/10/2008 20:03
they all need better outlinage

ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/10/2008 18:54
You are improving. Nice work.

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