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Poor cosplay (cospoor)

Cosplay (costume play) if you don't know, are people wearing and playing like their favorite video game/cartoon/anime characters.   Some are very well done, such sexy girls playing as Chun-li. Other are hilarious poorly made. Here are some of them :   Smurfs   Toilet Spiderman   Sonic the hedgehog   Kitana from mortal kombat 2 XD   Adventure's dragon   Silver surfer (the best!)   And to finish, sailor moon.

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Blaze Fielding

A recent sprite I did. Her name is Blaze Fielding from Streets of Rage (sega genesis).   I did backups every significant steps for you know the process of creation.   Well, that is for today

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Pacman RCA Studio II mockup

Why not?   The system display B/W colors, but some games has coded for display colors. There is a Studio II clone made in UK that display colors. I don't know exactly the screen resolution (64x32, pixel aspect ratio 3x4?) and how the color works. Anyway 64x32 I can display a good maze and I have lot of space for score and others stuff on right. The dots looks better flickering, I think. The image display both B/W and Color versions.   Freak!   Edit : Added DK mockup for channel F

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Persian Prince 2600 - Guardian sprites

I've finished all the guardian sprites for the PoP project.This gif show more or less the final result. I have better sprites here, just not update them to the gif (it's quite boring). The animations are : 1 - stand, atack pose 2 - walking - 3 - Touché! - 4 get hit - 5 die with pain!The block animation (defending the prince attacks) is done also. Hm... I need draw the special death such split by half if the guardian goes to trap (that kind of "wall blade", don't know the name of that).The dead a

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CosPoor 2 - Bad cosplays strikes back

Here is another colection of bad cosplay I found. My objective here is not to show only the worst costumes, but also the funny ones.   Solid Snake inside a box.   Paper... I mean, Iron man   Tetris! XD   Mario Kart gang   Samus Aran   Gundam - From japanese giant robot anime (I gess)   Star Wars characters. R2D2 deserve more respect.   Storm troopers

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Programming Chip-8 ( RCA 1802 )

In my last entry I've posted one mockup, Pac-Man for RCA studio II. At first a bizarre idea, today I did progress.   I've start to study about Chip-8 programming, and did progress!   In less than an hour I've written an hello word code.   Chip-8 is a language that come from Cosmac VIP computer released by RCA in 1977. It's basically a RCA studio II computer. There are many emulator for chip-8, even for gamming platforms such gameboy and vectrex. Today there is super and mega chip-8 varia

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Atari Jaguar homebrew mascott

Reading the topic about possible atari jaguar mascot, I have one idea and drawed my own mascot.   Edit :   Changed the previous character to be a lynx mascott and added the new Jaguar.   Jaguar and his little brother, the Lynx

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Simpsons NES

I was playing Simpsons - Bart vs Space Mutants for NES and I was disappointed by the game graphics. Actually none of the versions for other systems have good graphics. I played the Master System version back in the day, and I never pass the first level. Anyway, back to the NES, Here's my redemptions of the sprites, using the same sizes. I've spent more time on Bart, that's why it is more detailed. You can compare with the original (also Moe). One would think it's not possible to make

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Bee-Ball! Odyssey^2 mockup

Here is Bee-Ball mockup for the Odyssey^2.   No, I'll not code it.   Don't know if this screen is doable, is possible to change the graphics "on the fly" using line interrupts but don't know how flexible it is.   Odyssey2 support 4 single colored sprites limited by 8x8 pixels each, I'm overlaping 2 for each bee. The raquets are made by bios character, as well the ball and the bee's eye and wing. (I can use up to 12 bios characters at same line).   The net is not possible by this way, I h

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My first MIDI

I like videogame musics from 16 bit era most because in that machines (Snes, Genesis, Neo-Geo) the musicians used their full potential without much limitations, they have good chips with 6 or more sound channels and lot of rom to use. I collect Midi since end of 90's, vgmusic was one of the first internet sites that I visit and still downloading midis today, even with possibility to play original music files emulated by programs. Aways wanted to create midis, but I'm not musician and have no ta

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Two fan games that worth a look (part 2)

In 2011 I've post about 2 fan games that I was looking at : Sonic 2 HD and Card Saga Wars   See the entry here   Time to update the status of them and talk about another 2 games, coincidently another sonic and fight game.   Sonic 2 HD was over. The group involved with this project release a working demo last year but soon after they quit to work on it. Doesn't clear why, it seems they fight each other about silly things. Ego, probably.   Card saga wars is not dead but they didn't update

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AtariAge on Odyssey 2

I was reading about Odyssey 2 programming and created a demo, it dysplays AtariAge on the screen. I think it's not bad for only 2 hours studing the O2 hardware.   I have no plans for this console for now, but I liked some of the 8048 assembly instructions (O2 processor). It's very similar to Chip8 language that I give a try last year. The hardware also.   Odyssey 2 support 4 sprites on the screen, they are limited to 8x8 pixels. You can draw them as 2x wide. Don't know yet if is possible

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Two fan games that worth a look

There are two fan games I following the progress and they are great!   The first one is Sonic 2 HD remake.   The objective is remake the classic Sonic 2 (the best of all Sonic games, although I love Sonic 3 because the graphics) in High Definition graphics. Everthing is done from zero, even the animation of the characters (wich are made by hand using cartoon drawing techniques). It's absolute great, all the people involved in this project are talentous artists. The game engine is coded by

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SMS Minimalist Cover Art

People say they're the worst cover art ever, and one of the reasons Sega Master System was a failure in the US. I kind of agree, but I like them, just not take them as serious. Here's my redemptions of others famous games as If they're released in this style. (Drawings from internet)

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Project Space Mockup

Today I have a good idea for a space shooter game. I'll not work on it, lot of others priority projects on to do list, so it's just an idea I'm throwing.   The game place in a solar system invaded by aliens. This means stages alternating between planets and space.   The aliens are displayed in rows just like Demon Attack, but each alien have unique behaviors. Some of them just stay shooting while others fall down to the player ship. After some alien waves, you fight against a mother ship,

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Homebrew Projects

Here's my to do list just the sake of curiosity.   1 - Spidergame (ArachnaMania)   This is my recent project and unique that I already start to work on codes. I want to return to code it this year but, well, real life stuff is a problem. Not the time really, but I'm a bit tired lately. Homebrew project require a huge effort, I need to work almost every day at least 2 hours to have a good progress. I, and assume most of us (2600 programmers) aren't here for money. Back in the early 80's e

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The Princess (Rescue) is in another castle.

Mortal Kombat HD Remix was a fan game project I was following since 3 or 4 years ago. I'm big fan of classic fighting games, the original MK was one of my favorites, so it was going to be special. The project goal was recreate the original MK game in high resolution using 3D graphics modeled after the original, respecting the animation, lighting and so on. Taking advantage of CG, the artist was making more animation frames and so on.   This is the link for the youtube channel if you want to

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Lemming 2600

Last year I figure how far lemmings could be in Atari 2600. Obviously you can't create hundreds of characters per row, the limit of VCS is two. Then I have the idea to create only one lemming and interesting, its looks cool for me.   Basically you have to control the main character around the maze, using limited number of tools to find the exit door. If you use a tool in wrong place, its over, you need restart the level. The lemming just walk. One very usefull tool on Lemmings is the stop.

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Fighting Games

Quick image edits I did for fun, because it's easier than code the games.   MK for the Neo-Geo AES Killer Instinct for the Genesis King of Fighters 94 for the Snes

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Game Gear Sprites

I don't put the title as Sonic 3 Game Gear to not let people think I'm working on it.   Just found these old sprites on my computer, years ago I was thinking about how good Sonic 3 could be in Game Gear / Master System.   I wish I could code this game, but man, too difficult to do it alone.   Sonic 3 is my favorite sonic game so far, everything is perfect, the artwork, music, level design. Too bad it's an "unfinished game", as you need to plug into S&K to have the real deal.   The

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SMS Minimalist Cover Art - Part 2

Second part of my take on classic games as they where released for Master System using this peculiar Art Style. The joke here is get a game and abstract more you can but yet keep some in-game elements recognizable, and use it as label art. Do not take them as a serious.

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