Breath of Fire 7

Breath of Fire 7

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Breath of Fire 7

Title: Breath of Fire 7
Pixel Artist: Snake  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 9401 points)
Posted: 4/22/2014 11:37
Palette: 88 colors
Statistics:  52 comments    382 faves    0 avatars

Decided to do another one.

I've always been a huge fan of the BOF series, 4 being my absolute favorite. Not just in it's gameplay, but the consistent quality of the pixel art in the game.  So when I got the news of what Capcom had done for BOF6, I was... not very satisfied? So decided to take a swing at it myself.

The characters are my own of course. Just a reimagening of Ruy and Nina. Ruy being a prisoner, and Nina being a secluded noble treated like a god.

The layout is directly inspired by past games. BOF3-4 used 3D stages, so I made it so I could make it all in 2D. There are no overlays used. I simply resampled the old colors to achieve the darkening effect in the top right menu list. I loved the menus in BOF4, though this is an attempt to give more room to the AP stats which got a little cramped previously.

The mine enemies are references to the Gonghead enemies from BOF2.


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 07:35


carrion (Level 7 Underboss) @ 9/3/2021 07:17

great one as always. I love the colors and lights and shading.

mupixl (Level 4 Knight) @ 2/19/2021 06:45

BOF4 is also my favourite. I can see that the UI instantly feels like that game. Actually the entire mockup feels like it, while being more polished and completely 2D. You did a great job, I'd love to play a game like this.

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/17/2021 19:11

So amazing

pixelFunBR (Level 3 Dryad) @ 12/11/2019 14:06

Man this is incredible! I wish so much this game existed! 

Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 8/18/2019 02:29

He means rather than using a tool to darken the colors he simply picked from existing colors to imitate that effect.

RollToNotDie (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/13/2018 20:20

Love this piece! Extremely well done. I've been doing pixel art for more than a few years, but I'm garbage at actual terms - what do you mean by resampling the colors for the dark parts? Just changing the colors, or is there another meaning?

Heehahou (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/5/2016 19:45

Looks awesome

VaxKun (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/5/2016 12:17

Nice work!!

MasterGrand (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/2/2016 18:22

Wow I like your work !!!

My Best games bof series

tepoytepoy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/6/2016 08:06

hey man great artwork I'm a fan of BOF 3 and 4, 6 is just a garbage they destroyed this beautiful game XD, when i saw your work I was amazed and i have to register and send some comment, I'm planing to make BOF myself as i do make game design, and i got inspired by thank you I wish i can see more of you art 



Aerun (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/11/2016 11:58

Great job !

rocifier (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/28/2016 16:48

You understanding of form is incredible dude. Love this whole piece.

AKA_Mathieu (Level 2 Peon) @ 10/8/2015 06:59

Sorry, I'm kinda gravedigging but...

I'm a big big fan of BoF1 and your gonghead artwork is amazing!

The character design of Nina is gorgeous too!

I would love to play this game :') ... capcom, please!

Decroded (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/28/2015 06:02

mate this is really good seriously its just beautiful

gunswordfist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/22/2015 21:00

Great art! I love how Nina is so much more powerful than Ryu.

wzl (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/22/2015 09:33

This is just adorable. I find the art of BoF 3 and 4 just mesmerizing and i'm trying to get a better understand of it. Seeing this piece just makes me go for it even more so! 

Amazing piece!

I am curious though, why you used dithering in the background? i havent seen dithering used in any of the original pieces.

Peperinus (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/3/2015 10:33

I love it! We urgently need another BoF that resembles BoF4, not that generic anime style mobile crap Capcom's about to publish... Man, what a way to destroy a franchise.

Sunjammer (Level 3 Chief) @ 12/16/2014 09:55

this is the most beautiful thing

Drawordye (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/27/2014 02:08

This is awesome! I would love it if this was the actuall next installment to the series! Great work!

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 8/17/2014 02:31

Simply brilliant! Very inspiring!

allaze-eroler (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/28/2014 11:47

i wish i could play this game if it was actually real D:

Papermoon (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/2/2014 09:52

woah! hold on tight everyone, we're going retro! XD
man, that is the only way BoF is meant to be played!
awesme sprites, I love your Ryu design.
( and man, BoF 4 was my favorite style.. ^^ )

Snake (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/30/2014 07:10

While I'm sure I'll hate the designs later, the idea for Nina came from BOF2's black wings. I figured if the winged people become rare, she would be regarded as devine, and would grow up as an aloof, sheltered monarch. Ruy would be one of her castle's prisoners, and would originally be from the plains. (I liked that feeling about Ruy's design from BOF4)

I would love to animate this, though I'm afraid I would be too tempted to keep working on the game if I did.

Capcom picked the BOF name because it would bring free publicity. I'm just not a big fan of this kind of tactic. I feel like the hard work of the series deserved more.

Snake (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/30/2014 06:46

Actually, the idea was to use Gongs and Goos since they are the most reoccuring enemies in BOF. The thing is, I wanted something that fit with the walled off sewer theme (a water mine fit that and I already had an idea for a design) but you want to add something new to trigger the imagination a little bit. If I just went for old enemies, it would just be me mimmicking the series, not so much what could be.

Granted. In retrospect I'd probably redesign the Rattler enemy.

RealmRPGer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2014 16:55

Awesome. I want to play this game.

My only complaint is that you came up with a cool new Gong but not a cool new Goo. Poor goos. =(

CyanideKoolaid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/27/2014 22:02

Very nice. One of my favorite games as well, always enjoy seeing art inspired by it. Everything is very clean.

Jo (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/27/2014 11:52

I love it through and through, but I can't help but agree that your Nina reminds me more of Bleu/Deis. But of course, that doesn't matter at all. The Irongongheads are just gorgeous. 

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/27/2014 07:53

Let's add some mood music!

I love this. Very good character designs and concepts! I love this take on Nina especially (I have a sort of kinship with her since we have the same name, haha,) she has a sort of BOF2 Nina meets Deis. Everything about it is just so right and I wish this was the reality of the series instead. I would love to see this animated! /hinthint

It's really sad that Capcom is such a crap company. They take the name of a well-known RPG series and slap it on a cellphone game that likely had absolutely no relation to the series at the beginning of development. As far as I'm concerned, it would have been alright for them to make a spin-off cellphone game that had some elements from the series and simply had a subtitle like "BOF: blah blah" or something. Naming it Breath of Fire 6 is just inane.

Bynine (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/26/2014 03:56

This is beyond gorgeous.. the shading and perspective are making me feel humble indeed

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/26/2014 03:44

Lovely homage that! <3

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 4/25/2014 04:51

there are a black pixel in the nina´s "AP" ;)

albertov (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/24/2014 02:03

Very cool character design and colouring! Man, why there are no more games like this anymore?

sapoirlandes (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/23/2014 13:09

i love the style, and the colors  

neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/23/2014 12:39

I know and we love you all at D-Pad! <3
I wasn't trying to pressure you! Just expressing admiration. And some more admiration at how you manage to keep track of your 88 color palettes :)

junkboy (Level 2 Peon) @ 4/23/2014 07:49

Amazeballs, snake!

Snake (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/23/2014 07:14

I'm sitting here making art assets for Owlboy right now, and have been for years. It's on it's way, just hang in there.

neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/23/2014 05:44

As ever, fantastic work! I'd play the hell out of this, but just finish owlboy instead. It's the 6th time I've played the demo

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/23/2014 02:34

love the colors

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 4/23/2014 01:00

Now that is one fine looking Breath of Fire mockup. Really nice style on the characters.

Ottbot (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/22/2014 22:48

BoF, as it should be.

Really awesome stuff.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 4/22/2014 22:11

Your Nina character is more like Bleu with feet, but that doesn't mean I don't love this :).

wonman321 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2014 21:30


Cheetah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/22/2014 20:58

I can't stop looking at this, it is so great. I really love the theme of your character designs. Please do a couple more characters to round out the party :)

yumbie (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/22/2014 15:18

i've never played any BOF before but had a read into the previous players hate comments. interesting how they threw away the original type of designs. might try pick up BOF 4 if i have time

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/22/2014 14:58

Should be titled BOF6, because this is beautiful and this is what I truly want over that crappy excuse of a game Capcom's doing.

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2014 14:24


Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/22/2014 13:27

OMG is awesome piece!!.

Ergg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/22/2014 13:07

Beatiful work. Just  little lack of contrast on background stuff on my mind.

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/22/2014 13:04

Your palette choices make the large areas of flat colour work to your advantage, and you get a nice sense of form.  Good use of more subtle contrast, as well!

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