9-bit Lava Level

9-bit Lava Level

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9-bit Lava Level

Title: 9-bit Lava Level
Pixel Artist: FraGMarE  (Level 2 Kukyu :: 1122 points)
Posted: 4/1/2009 03:01
Statistics:  15 comments    30 faves    0 avatars

Here's a (large) animated GIF i made of how the final level of Xymati will scroll.  I decided to go heavy on the parallax here to show off a bit.  You see, the system we're making this shoot-em-up for (the PC-Engine aka TurboGrafx-16) was not capable of true layer-on-layer parallax like the Genesis and Super NES were.  If you wanted to pull off something resembling true parallax, you had to resort to tile animation.  That's what i've done here... all the "inner" magma columns are animated tiles (of 4 colors each which halves the space in RAM they eat up), and the dark red rocks and the metal parts are just normal parts of the background scroll.

I'd like to thank Squirrelsquid for helping out with the darker rocks.  He's one awesome mammalian cephalopod 


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clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 6/21/2015 02:29

wow, a real sense of depth!

beevance (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/7/2012 23:51

 Love the colors and shading!

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 2/27/2012 15:27

 This is several kinds of awesome.

MFlanaga (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/7/2009 13:38

it was cool at first, and then it got up speed and now i'm reeeally impressed!

God_Is_Evil (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/6/2009 13:51


Ky3bMu4 (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/5/2009 19:33

Evil parallax =) 

Pocket Clouds (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/3/2009 04:20

Wow! Exemplar parallax scrolling! Nice timing and color effect!

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 4/2/2009 10:49

Very nice! I like the shading and the highights!

Crylar (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/2/2009 03:26

mm, parralax scrolling.

KwIjL (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/1/2009 23:18

great work on the background :!

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 4/1/2009 12:27

Looks pretty good and hot.

taquito143 (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/1/2009 11:51


Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/1/2009 09:18

Incredibly cool. Only crit I have is that I think the layer of rocks right underneath the closest one seems to be flickering too much.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/1/2009 09:01

 I love everything about this.
From the scrlling to the choice in colours.

Zccc (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/1/2009 04:01

Simply amazing! The animation really adds action to the mockup.

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