NES demake: Half Life

NES demake: Half Life

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NES demake: Half Life

Title: NES demake: Half Life
Pixel Artist: Metaru  (Level 8 Brigadier General :: 35884 points)
Posted: 4/15/2009 03:08
Statistics:  19 comments    11 faves    1 avatars

Originally, ~ToFB-The-Baconator request was to make him an avatar of a "Retro Gordon Freeman". and i did, i certainly did a sprite of Gordon freeman that meets the NES technical specifications quite well, and managed to be readable.

At that momment, i just got carried away... Tile after tile, pixel by pixel, ended making a whole Mockup of a NES version of Half Life. If did well, should be quite close to what a NES version of it would be, in both aesthetical and technical departments. I am uploading the Tileset if anyone wants to check it.

Why would I do this? because two years ago I faced myself in a challenge trying to understand the NES limitations and failing miserably. And now, it was so easy that it surprises me that I couldn't do it in the past. some sort of trauma? who knows...

And yes its for all of you, HF fags out there. its an awesome game indeed.


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sashhaa7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/29/2012 10:25

super!  and it is possible to download?

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/22/2009 02:52

so they would stand more agaisnt the background

ruhtrA (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/21/2009 01:43

 OMG this looks awesomeness!
Btw why are the headcrabs green :O

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 6/17/2009 19:28

you would be surprised on how easy it is to work under the NES restrictions, actually. it may look confusing with all the specific technical details and such, but once you get the color work right, you can lay the rest on the programmer's shoulders.

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/14/2009 20:21

oh yes, I know, I was just making a related comment.  I remember checking out limitations of the NES, and was like, ok that's kind of confusing, then I got to SNES, and actually physically died.

I actually looked up your gallery to find your awesome avatar, but couldn't.  I don't even know if it was the same as it is now.  This is awesome too ^_^

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 6/13/2009 21:41

its meant to be a NES demake :V

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 6/13/2009 21:40

the Crowbar equipped displays 999 ammo to represent it being unlimited. the rest of the weapons show their respective ammo limitations.

in theory, of course.

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/12/2009 21:48

The SNES limitations are absolutely dizzying :/  Anyway this is cool.  I wish there was a demake compo.  I love demakes.

FlamesTheGuy (Level 1 Private) @ 6/12/2009 12:38

999 ammo.


CommanderD97 (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/8/2009 11:55

cool...I love half life on orange box. *take that zombies!*

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/15/2009 18:00

My main concern when making this was the amoun of tiles i used to create the scenario. minus the sprites and the hud, i counted 35 diferent tiles for the enviroment. since i don't really know how many should be optimal or max allowed or recomended to use.

7Soul (Level 6 Garbage) @ 4/15/2009 10:19

I think that a HL game would have more textures and a more dark style... but im not sure this is possible with the NES restrictions

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 4/15/2009 08:52
I can even imagine 8-bit sound and music in this game. Nice work. )

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/15/2009 08:31

those crates needs to die. and there's plenty crowbar to complete the task.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/15/2009 08:06

Nice. I love demakes.

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 4/15/2009 08:06

ahah... great!

MFlanaga (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/15/2009 07:02

I'm an HF fag AND a NES fag so this is double the fun for me!

Shadow-gamer (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/15/2009 05:11

999 ammo??? How many unneeded crates did Gordon smash this time?

tripnfelt (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/15/2009 04:23

your preview would make a good idea for a collab/challenge.

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