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Title: FFTxAnadu
Pixel Artist: ||||  (Level 8 Venus fly trap :: 18151 points)
Posted: 5/22/2013 12:10
Statistics:  20 comments    16 faves    0 avatars

I know the title's pretty ridiculous but I made this for a little spriting contest at FFH. The contest is called "Ivalicians Abroad" So I decided to take Ramza to the World Tree from Faxanadu.

Went with NES restrictions, using 8x8 tiles for everything with only 4 colours assigned to each tile at a time counting trans... The only part where I could have fudged is the part on the Ramza sprite, where the  sword overlaps his torso/body. BUT, because the sword would actually a be separate sprite, I'm still within NES restrictions. That's how it worked in the original Faxanadu title. The swords were visibly equiped onto the sprite separately.

1st attempt at using NES restrictions.  Oh how I had a blast, limitations can be fun!

It took two nights. Some shots of the original Title:


Anyone want to join the contest? I'm not in it to win it; I'd really like if some of you badass pixel artists went over there and smoked the lot of us.


Wow I spelled Palette wrong on the preview.. fixed (tiredness)


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|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/8/2015 16:21

Thank you. And yeah... go play to win.

8 Bit Dreams (Level 10 President) @ 1/8/2015 06:21

I need to beat Faxanadu one of these days so many VG's so little time...

Excellent work, Fav'd!

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 12/6/2014 22:25

Yeah.. I really love the whole sound track to that game. Even the SFX are awesome. Pardon the very late reply, been traveling and haven't checked out anything online in about a month now. 

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 11/17/2014 18:02

OOOOHHHHH! Faxanadu !

(just noticed I commented this before but still... FAXANADU!)

Remember the music of the title screen? 

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 7/16/2014 15:23

Fer totes!

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 7/16/2014 14:29

Thanks Mathias.

I wish you could play it; it'd be the best game ever made!

naw.. but if you haven't played faxanadu on NES you should. It's loads o' fun and has some of the best music ever.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 7/16/2014 01:31

I'd totes play this! McLovin' the goatmanbeast! I'd wreck 'em for cagin' meh girl.

oh those green tiles, man


|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 6/17/2014 17:19

Thanks Crafty!

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/12/2014 19:39

- This is cool. The colors give an old vibe. -

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 5/25/2013 05:00

Minor edit:

Made it so Ramza follows NES order. (removed white from his head tiles and skin from his leg tiles) the sword and shield are seperate tiles so this [should?] work;

I left Ramza the way he used to be in the preview for comparison.


zaua (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/23/2013 15:48

I just learned that Faxanadu is made by Nihon Falcom (YS)

Salahkun (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/23/2013 10:06

 pretty good :D

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 5/23/2013 06:07


Ah your right some Ramza tiles actually go up to 5 colors per tile.. So I'd either have to use multi layered sprite tiles or sacrifice for instance the whites of the eyes on the head tiles. I think I'd go with multi layered main sprites. Depending on what the restrictions are with those already since it'd have the swords and sheilds already layering.. so depending on the max amount of layers allowed.


Ugly yet attractive haha..  (that's the best compliment ever)I like it!


That brown is the best colour on the NES palette lol, in my odd opinion..  I really like brown and green together though. Oh, i did use the brown as sky sort of late in the project cause I wanted to add one more colour to the dragon holding the sword thingy. I was using a blue but as soon as I tried the warm brown as sky too I was somehow delighted by it.

Drawing man: Glad you like the preview.. I was so out of it before catching zzzs I spelled pallete like so initially.

Zizka: Faxandu rules right?!

I wish I could hack now.. anyway I love Faxanadu so it's due time I did something to honor its glory.

Zaua: ah you're right, I fudged a bit on the Ramza sprite; everything else should follow NES order though.

Unless 3 layers can be used on sprites then I'd be ok and it would actually work.

Woah he does look like Adol.. I wonder if they're close to the same in size.. I will go look at Ys III graphics and compare. I actually didn't use it as ref or anything.

Bitslap: IF you get a little energy boost know this.. it would make people there really happy to see an entry by an unexpected person. :)

Thanks a lot for the comments everyone. If anyone has insight on sprite layering used on the NES let me know. I find the whole thing pretty interesting.

Marurun (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/22/2013 21:37

The character doesn't follow the restrictions if his color count is above 6, which it appears to be. Regular NES sprites used three colors(4 colors if the transparent one is counted) unless two sprites were layered on each other like in Mega Man.

I think this actually looks better than Faxandu's graphics. It reminds me more of Castlevania. B)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/22/2013 19:48

Ugly yet attractive.

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/22/2013 18:05

Good work. The light source is a little confusing but everything is still readable. I don't really like the brown in the background, it has good contrast but it's not all that aesthetically pleasing. Besides that I'd love to play this.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/22/2013 17:54

 This is awsome! I love the preview the most!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 5/22/2013 17:33

 My God, Faxanadu, brings back such great memories. Wish I could play this somehow. 

zaua (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/22/2013 15:57

Oh yeah master! Ramza looks like Adol Christin from YS III on SNES.
This is good, but I'm not sure it follows NES restrictions.

Bitslap (Level 7 General Manager) @ 5/22/2013 14:38

 This is very nice. If i had the energy i would enter the contest.

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