Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup)

Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup)

You need to be logged in to rate pixel art.


Pixel Art Details

Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup)

Title: Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup)
Pixel Artist: andylittle  (Level 9 T-rex :: 29848 points)
Posted: 4/16/2014 06:52
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    99 faves    0 avatars

That is the real capture screen of the game, which i used for base:

Yeah, that was one of my favorite games on ZX at the childhood :)

"EXOLON" is a run&gun game programmed by Raffaele Cecco and published
by Hewson in 1987 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and
Amstrad CPC 8-bit computers.

Long time i wanted to do a fictional screen remake of this brilliant game.
And finally i made it! )
Used a same 16-colors palette of ZX-spectrum (not used no one of new colors):

Also I did more frames of animation, since as I imagined it.

In general, I received an incredible fun from the process. Think you'll like it too )


If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.

DarkfalzX (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/31/2019 12:50

This was one of my favorite Speccy games of all times! An amazing update!
I wish the Nirvana engine could be used to get a similar look on the real hardware.


MetinSeven (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/31/2017 11:27

Great work. I was a C64 guy, but the Speccy has become comparably nostalgic to me.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/31/2015 19:04

Guys, you are so kind - your positive feedback warm my soul!

nekotan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/30/2015 15:45


Doyoudigworms (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/29/2015 13:22

I'm a sucker for throwback stuff and this is no exception! Beautiful through and through. The liberties you took were well worth it, even if it's not exactly to ZX spec... the nuanced art with the animation offers a lot to admire. Definately one of my favorite things to grace pixel joint in 2014! Excellent!

kills123 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2014 07:39

I love this

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/23/2014 15:47

Even though the palette could not be used this way (closest thing was Shadow Warriors), it definitely does not take away the awesomness of this pic!

Love it!

4red (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/23/2014 13:26

It looks like an EGA game, not like a ZX Spectrum (i think the palettes were similar). Awesome work, it should have been of that quality or even better on the Amiga/ST.

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/21/2014 10:54

Sweet work, great animation with lots of nice touches like the antenna when crouching!

JustinGameDesign (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/19/2014 18:03

Big upgrade from the original. Awesome animation, too.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 4/19/2014 14:35

Using the ZX Spectrum palette in this (inaccurate) way actually reminds me more of some old DOS games.  It looks very cool either way.  I had Exolon on my CPC.  Was a good game. :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 4/16/2014 12:25

I like this a mighty lot =D

Ottbot (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/16/2014 11:56

I love the little details, like the bouncing antennae on his backpack thingy.

Awesome stuff!

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/16/2014 09:47

Thanks people )

@Helm - I heard about that. Think, just that long time ago it was depends of the program code. Maybe that time it was the only way :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/16/2014 09:22

I can't  exactly remember what I wrote but I know for sure that I'm still blown away by this piece.

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/16/2014 09:21

It's lovely. You're aware that a cel on the ZX can only have two colors and both of them have to be either from the bright or dark row, right?

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 4/16/2014 09:14

Wow this is so impressive. What you accomplished with these colors is mind boggling. The animation is so juicy too. I'm in love with the plants.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/16/2014 08:58

OMG, nice animation!!!
Good use of color regarding the ZX spectrum

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 4/16/2014 08:14

dayum [again]

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/16/2014 07:53

@all, something in a post in the previous submission broke PJ.
Please repost your comments and rate and fave...sowwwy :(

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 4/16/2014 07:17

Time to fave it again then ;P

dethnero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/16/2014 07:08

it is also very cool

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/16/2014 07:00

Something was happen at pixeljoint, and I resubmit this

Related & Tags

exolon, Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup) avatars, Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup) icons, Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup) pixel art, Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup) forum avatars, Tribute to "EXOLON" (remake of screen mockup) AOL Buddy Icons

Sponsored Products


Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.

Play party games with QuizBash app
Play party games with QuizBash app

Report Problem

If you are going to report an issue with this piece please provide relevant URLs/Images to back up your claim.


If you would like to be a team player why not register? It's quick and easy and you'll be able to comment on, rate and upload pixel art.

Already Registered?