Pixel Art Challenge: Retro Remake

Pick a scene from from one of your favourite retro games (preferably from the 80s, think NES/C64) and remake it. If you want, you may also change the graphics style, like Bomberman Act: Zero or Emroca's brilliant rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom. Just make sure it's still the same kind of game!

  • Canvas size needs to be the same as the resolution the original game ran on (Wikipedia is your friend!). If that's too small for you (the Game Boy's small screen comes to mind), make it twice as big.
  • Colour restriction: 32 colours max

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/17/2007 00:05  |    18


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Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/21/2007 12:36
It's basically like remake a scene from an 80's game you know.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/21/2007 12:24

now, as i finally understood what this challenge is about, it seems that i won't have time to join it =/

i wish back the times when challenge topics were as simple as 'year of the boar'..

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/19/2007 18:58
I find confusion too. I thought its a scene based on a retro game (one entry is doing this). Or remake the original using same style/colors but different sprites/tiles/BGs.

That B.O.B. challenge was way simpler : /

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 9/19/2007 17:35
" Pick a scene from from one of your favourite retro games (preferably from the 80s, think NES/C64) and remake it."

   I'm a little confused, as everyone in the forums seem to be making "mock-ups" of the retro remakes, but the quote clearly states "scene." Are we allowed to just make a revamped scene of the chosen game, or must it only be a remade mock-up?

   The B.o.B.: *request response*
CoMpOOter: " Super response, GET!!!"
  The B.o.B.: "hah, ha ha, conclusion!!!"(*little anime children laugh in the background spontaneously and in unison*)

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 9/18/2007 11:58

"Raid on Bungling bay" - i allways wanted to mock that up

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 9/17/2007 23:03

VS: You don't have to be old to take an interest in older games. I like the sound of this challenge.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/17/2007 14:25

and is it supposed to be a mockup or a like a scene??

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 9/17/2007 13:09
problem is im not even that old that i know any real retro game... maybe pong, but thats it xD anyway... but well, lazy man doesn't wanna spend time searching... anyway.... not joining... also too busy with school...

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/17/2007 12:28
Yes, the colour restriction only applies to your own entry, and not the game you're basing it on.

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/17/2007 11:02
Yes I'm assuming if you use a gameboy game you don't have to restrict yourself the those colors.  In fact, it'd be best to modernize it with new colors.  And as it says, you can change the graphics style. 

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/17/2007 07:46
Assuming I have the time, I will definitely enter this.

Rakszens (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/17/2007 05:11
Color restrictions have nothing to do with original ones, right?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/17/2007 05:10
@Chesshire, Yea right 9.9

Cheshire (Level 1 Intern) @ 9/17/2007 04:18
I doubt that many of local guys is old enough to have favourite 80s games...

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/17/2007 02:09
dammit...give us a cut off date for retro...I'd say for consoles anything that's 2 gens ago (ie 5th Gen...yes Wikipedia comes to the rescue again - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_%28fifth_generation%29)

For PCs...I dunno...10 years ago as cut off time?

spartan_117 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 9/17/2007 00:47
can we animate  

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/17/2007 00:19

OMGFossil (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/17/2007 00:16
its 2007, 90's games are retro just as 80's games were called retro in the 90's

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