Maximillion Hercules the Bohemian Cat: World 2-3 - Eel Alley

Maximillion Hercules the Bohemian Cat:  World 2-3 - Eel Alley

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Maximillion Hercules the Bohemian Cat:  World 2-3 - Eel Alley

Title: Maximillion Hercules the Bohemian Cat: World 2-3 - Eel Alley
Pixel Artist: LumpyTouch  (Level 4 Deputy :: 1625 points)
Posted: 4/10/2010 18:51
Palette: 10 colors
Statistics:  17 comments    14 faves    0 avatars

Back of the game box reads as follows:

It's a catastrophe!
When Maximillion Hercules finds out his human companions are putting him on a dry food diet, he decides to set forth on an epic adventure to sample the most exotic fresh food the world has to offer. It's time to run, jump, and claw your way through the 7 continents, but watch out for critters higher on the food chain, or Max might end up on tonight's menu.

Other stages include:
1-4 Rampant Rabbits
4-2 Panda Pandemic
5-B Pride Rock Rumble

Really enjoyed the challenge. Was inspired particularly by Donkey Kong Country. Thought I'd animate this, but didn’t get around to it, maybe it'll be a project in the future.

I'm always a bit messy when I do these things, but here's my WIP file.

Weekly Challenge: The Underwater LevelWeekly Challenge: The Underwater Level


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Jabberwock (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 4/26/2010 07:31

Why it's not a winner? 

1ucas (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/16/2010 10:50

I love this one! The textures remind me a lot of some Sega Genesis\Mega Drive games. Also, if anything else, this should win because it's the best entry with an underwater level, and not an underwater game.  

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/15/2010 02:20

Lots and lots of tasty detail. Me likes!

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/12/2010 12:25

So amazing and great, this was instant love. The graphic stylee is so charming yet realistic in a wonderful way.

Only thing I don't like is that the fishes is bright blue. The black backround is not bad at all imo, gives the deep abyss creepy feeling.

ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/12/2010 00:40

Just love the "deep sea" feel of this, which no one else did I might add.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/11/2010 12:26

Maximilion Hercules is an awesome name for a cat.

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/11/2010 05:28

heh, this reminds me of donkey kong :P

iMoose (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/11/2010 00:16

 Hooooooly crap... insta-win 

Jeez that's insane. Absolutely perfect use of the palette.

I could definitely see the inspiration from Donkey Kong Country the second if opened this image.

LumpyTouch (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/11/2010 00:06

Hey, thanks guys!

@Benevolent:  If you check my WIPs for the longest time I had attempted to get stuff going on in the background.  I just kept running into readability issues.  A few more colors and it might have been a possibility, but at least this way it's well defined.

@The Fry Bat: Essentially it came down to either using red or black as the background.  Red was quite interesting, but a totally different atmosphere.  And thanks for the support!  Max appreciates it.

Zeratanus (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/11/2010 00:04

The only problem I can see here is the excessively detailed background distracts me from the rest of the piece . Pretty awesome

Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/10/2010 23:54

challenge winner. I love how artisitc it is but still looks like a game. Doesn't look tiles either which is a plus

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/10/2010 23:42

 Haha, this is great. You have a very unique style and did something really different with the theme and the palette. Props. 

And personally the empty background works for me... it's a pretty busy foreground after all.

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 4/10/2010 22:17

#$%@ it freaks me out! this is weard! possibly this is the only tipe of style like this in pixeljoint!

cassiechihuahua (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/10/2010 21:54

Great job on this one, love the sea vegetation. Nice little "9 lives" add.

The Fry Bat (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/10/2010 21:47

This transcends amazing so damned hard, I don't even know where to begin.

Most obviously, nothing is more refreshing than seeing an artist render a piece under a limited palette as though they were controlling the restrictions, and not the other way around. The details here are intricate and stunning. Although I agree with Benevolent, that black background sucks all those details up like a vaccum, which wouldn't be an issue if it were spruced up with a few more colors.

By the way, I love the story behind this mockup. I'd buy the game if it were on the market. :P

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 4/10/2010 21:38

So yeah this wins

Benevolent (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/10/2010 21:16

 Holy carp! that is so detailed  only thing i don't like is that there is no creative background to go with this awesome foreground.

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