Shantae: Risky's Revenge town backgrounds

Shantae: Risky's Revenge town backgrounds

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge town backgrounds

Title: Shantae: Risky's Revenge town backgrounds
Pixel Artist: ptoing  (Level 7 Underboss :: 12926 points)
Posted: 3/9/2013 13:46
Statistics:  58 comments    142 faves    0 avatars

4 of the 6 backgrounds I made for Shantae: Risky's Revenge. These are the ones I like the most, even tho I see a lot of small problems with them now. Such is life. Matt Bozon was the art director on this.

Shantae (c) WayForward

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Dekkers1115 (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/8/2018 12:58


Aureliano (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/24/2017 03:34

I've been playing this game on my commute into London and these backgrounds are incredible! The banding really doesn't seem to be an issue to me- especially as there is lighting added in post in-game. Stellar work

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/22/2017 06:35

Thanks. Yeah this one is from the DS version, which was on the DSi store.

There is also a Director's Cut which is on PS4, Wii U and Windows.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/21/2017 23:55

Ok. :) Just lurking in the galery - didn't read descriptions - apologies. 

Even better. I remember this game from GBC - it was reference for game I was working on GBA (ages ago). Later I saw one of this kind on gba - but this seems to be DS version?

splendid work anyway - I really like design and execution. 

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/21/2017 19:32

Thanks. These are not mockups though. They are actual game assets used in Shantae: Risky's Revenge.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/21/2017 09:17

really nice mockups! (revisited ;)

MightyRayner (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/21/2015 05:12

Great bgs! I liked the first one most because of the wood texture

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/28/2013 15:55

 schaut guat aus ^^!

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/8/2013 10:40

 That's what I meant :).

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/7/2013 12:35

Thanks everyone :)

Zizka: My stuff does not look professional because I do jobs like this. I get jobs like this because my stuff looks professional ;)

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/6/2013 18:44

 No wonder your stuff looks professional. 

Neela (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/26/2013 23:38

Love this! So much detail and atmosphere!  

zaua (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/21/2013 16:59

Very shantae-ish! Love this.

Salahkun (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/17/2013 08:18

 cool :P 

Erico (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/16/2013 11:19

 This is so beautifuly done I wish to go on those places :)

Sneep29 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 3/16/2013 01:16

I really like the one with the red curtains.

Ottbot (Level 7 General Manager) @ 3/14/2013 23:59

I love when the backgrounds have just as much character as the characters themselves. Well done!

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/14/2013 18:30

I have the game :)  I love the graphics.  You're amazing!

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/14/2013 18:03

One is an edit of the shed and the other one is not nearly as interesting as the rest. If you wanna see them, buy the game :P 

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/14/2013 16:10

I wanna see the other 2 :)

Dickel (Level 5 Captain) @ 3/14/2013 11:43

 good i like

jimlockey (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/14/2013 05:55

 that skelington rules

luigi_mu (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/13/2013 16:04

 Love the whale skeleton. Remind me that sweet Tales of ?? TBS from TGL around 1999. 

Yielmo (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 3/13/2013 15:31

 Very nice :)

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/13/2013 11:24

 They are lovely and you should be proud,

Nevercreature (Level 9 Vice President) @ 3/13/2013 10:11

Ptoing master.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/13/2013 03:26

 nice, first one i like the most

Dont (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/12/2013 10:28


skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/12/2013 08:04

 Everything is so vibrant, amazing.

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/12/2013 04:27

I love these a lot, especially the top ones. I believe good color use covers small errors.

mrduke (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/12/2013 00:23

 I love the pic on the top left, very good work - its just perfect for a adventure game!

Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/11/2013 15:01

Very very good BGs for an adventure game. Congrats!

w4rlock (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/11/2013 14:01

 i like it 

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/11/2013 08:53

DB: Yeah I agree about the banding. If I would redo these I would change quite a few things. I just checked, they are from late 2009, over 3 years old. And done with a deadline, so yeah, stuff like this happens, I guess.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 3/11/2013 08:04

Good looking stuff, the banding on the cannons is a bit glaring though.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/11/2013 05:20

Tee Hee!

Glad to see you sharing these, love your work on the game.

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 3/11/2013 05:18

 Those are really cool ones, you Ptoing rule always. 

Peelz (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/11/2013 02:53

 Awesome! Love the first (top-left) one!

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/11/2013 00:23

skeddles: Henk worked on this as well and did most of the actual level graphics. 

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 3/10/2013 20:11

 Lovely work! The second background is my favorite!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/10/2013 14:57

Excellent designs. They seem so simply designed, yet they look so much more than they are. That's a real skill right there. Is it down to just having the right palette?

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/10/2013 04:56

It's a bit older than 2013, can't remember when exactly, 2010 or '11, I think. But yeah, There are still some companies who like to get proper pixelwork done.

A2J2TIWARI (Level 4 Murderer) @ 3/10/2013 04:49

So smooth....This doesn't even look like pixel art :O  Awesome work sir!

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/10/2013 04:26

Top notch work. Makes me happy to see that this sort of work is still being made in 2013.

Reminds me classic icon advanture game backgrounds of the 90s. Good times.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/10/2013 01:20

Thanks everyone.

Hapiel: I am working professionally as a pixelartist since 2005. Since 2008 as a freelancer. Before that I was working at 2 different places in England.

Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 3/9/2013 22:44


BlazingBlyde (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/9/2013 22:19

Gorgeous. I need a 3DS/DSi to play this.  Loving the colors!

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/9/2013 20:08

That's some really sexy pixel pushing.

Benjiro (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/9/2013 19:12

the first is the best. excellent lights excellent colours. nice work ;)

Pirata (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 3/9/2013 18:18

Fantastic your AA!

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