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4027793 No.4027793 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

It's about time we had another one of these threads.

>> No.4027795
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And here's the template.

>> No.4027810


How could you possibly think that, did you not have Ladybugs where you lived?

>> No.4027813
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>> No.4027826

My life won't be the same again.

>> No.4027831

Yes, I did. I just thought that since the legs were tiny and blurred together on my shitty TV, and you only saw them climbing vines, that it was some kind of weird living totem. I only realized it was a bug while I was replaying SMB2 earlier today.

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>> No.4027876

I always saw it as a face and never once stopped to question why they designed such an enemy. I mean games back then were often pretty abstract.

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>> No.4027935
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>> No.4028054
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I'm still not sure that I fully understand Porky's sprite

... or his design in general

>> No.4028124


Well your drawing there makes it look like he's got a fat upper lip instead of a piggly nose, and now I have something new I can't unsee.

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>> No.4028135
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Keep flying you crazy Space Dog!

>> No.4028241

To be fair to OP, he's probably not actually retarded. We are talking about a game where a flying mask chases after you when you pick up a key, so a face climbing a vine isn't totally out of the question.

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>> No.4028252
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We're doing this shit

>> No.4028257

Oh shit what.
I thought it was some kind of floating tower/castle/thing. Being a spaceship makes it seem a lot less ominous.

>> No.4028267


Didn't everyone see Happy Little Boy Wario?

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>> No.4028282
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>Its a spaceship, not a cone castle

My whole life is a lie

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>> No.4028290

Fair enough, I guess I was one of those kids who was obsessed with bugs so I made the connection immediately.

oh god, if I didn't have the Super Mario RPG strategy guide as a kid, I probably would have seen this too.

>> No.4028293
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That reminds me, my five year old self didn't know what Zelda was and I had no instruction manual to go off of, so when I saw my parents playing this, I thought Link was some kind of pig like goblin man.

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>> No.4028320
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In all seriousness though once I saw the star destroyer picture I felt like an idiot for thinking it was a tower all my life.

>> No.4028346

Holy mama

>> No.4028348

Are we sure that's true? There's the bigass elevator and the pyramid shape when it's all still underwater. Shadow does imply that it's rather tall, not long.

The guy who designed that sprite did an okay job, but it would've been more coherent with smarter shadow placement. Or somebody else, along the way, could've maybe noticed that it's hard to tell, and clarify what exactly it is in the dialog with Schala or some shit.

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Maybe this will help

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>> No.4028454

i don't remember from what game is that, could you tell me please?

>> No.4028468

i can't see the bird sorry

>> No.4028478


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>> No.4028505

Literally no one thought this.

>> No.4028507


Yeah that was always a weird one. I think I struggled with it a bit, and then eventually settled on the correct interpretation.

>> No.4028537

>what it actually was
>two ladybugs
>its hip to be autistic fail
>my obituary will be 'nothing of value was lost'

>> No.4028567

This is a strange one, because everyone in my family remembers that she was holding something a lot more dark-brownish that couldn't have been her hand way back then.

Maybe it was just the tv.

>> No.4028568

thats cute

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>> No.4029043
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I thought they were armored, flying eyeballs. Honest mistake, really.

>> No.4029129

I think this was discussed on Game Grumps when they did Zelda II

>> No.4029452

Ah, so it's a meme. Because you cannot even remotely think that looks like an arm. You can't even slightly convince your brain that it's an arm.

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>> No.4029856
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>> No.4029903
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fucking werewolves. I thought they were some kind of mutant. Thanks Dad.

>> No.4029912

it always looked like a flying medieval helmet to me

>> No.4029943



why the hell did they have a pellet floating in its mouth anyway

>> No.4030013

>Everyone thinks exactly like me
I think you might have actual autism.

>> No.4030016

holy shit, me.

I always though it was the arm that rises the shield.

>> No.4030020

No, you're just a tryhard faggot who resorts to lying to fit in. Literally no person could see it as an arm.

>> No.4030023

Also, samefagging.

>> No.4030024

>Assuming everyone who disagrees with you is the same person
Literal 'tism.

>> No.4030028
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Yeah, just a coincidence you posted that then someone else agreed with you.

Literally no one can confuse it for being an arm.

>> No.4030042


From the thumbnail it looks like Homer Simpson taking a shit viewed from behind

>> No.4031424


I don't like these threads. It's always retards quick to brag about how retarded they are.

>> No.4031452

pretty retarded of you to post in a thread you dislike.

>> No.4031460

They're just an excuse to make up some bullshit like >>4028284

>> No.4031526

i wanna play space dog game

>> No.4031535 [DELETED] 

this is capcom backpedaling from putting a knife nigger in their game

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>> No.4032898

>The Reapers are here

>> No.4033024 [DELETED] 

What? Looks nothing like the sprite.

>> No.4033040

I always thought the arm on a Bullet Bill was another eyeball.

>> No.4033056

Jesus, almost 20 years have passed, and only now I get to know the truth.

>> No.4033096

...I thought he was a bug. The green thing is antennae and the cape is open wing casings.

>> No.4033302

I find MSX stuff easy to fuck up sometimes.

>> No.4033334
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Amano's concept art was just meant as being "concept" in the early FFs to get inspired by, the actual sprite design was done by Kazuko Shibuya and Koichi Ishii

>> No.4034885


when I was a kid I even called that unit "the ballship"

>> No.4034915

Mostly all of the units had easily accessible hand drawn art in the manuals you received when you bought the games.

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>> No.4034975

People who saw this wrong need to learn to look at shadows

also final fantasy airships.

>> No.4034986
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Am i the only one who always saw this when I was younger until recently?

>> No.4035585

>Voltron Legendary Defender.png

>> No.4035594 [DELETED] 

I thought he was captain Haddocks and Mack The Knife illegitimate son. Of course they wouldn't recognize it because copyright reasons

>> No.4035602
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Apparently these are some kind of floating plant creature, but I always saw them as weird butt-bugs.

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>My dad threw away instruction manuals and boxes
My parents did this too, goddamnit
Sorry for your loss anon

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This one I genuinely think you have to be a complete and utter retard to believe, as the "What it actually was" sprite is the creature jumping up just a second after you see the first sprite

>> No.4035640 [DELETED] 

Right is promo art for the SFC version, which takes some stylistic liberty with the original character designs. Damnd also looked pretty weird on the SFC boxart.

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Forgot my image.

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They may have been teeth back then, but i'm pretty sure this mistake has been rectified and now they're officially confirmed as buttons.

Pic related, its a Ninji from Paper Mario

>> No.4035669

you can call me an retard on that, since they show their full body after it jumping but i still keep seeing this way even when i know it's supposted to be his eyes.

>> No.4035687

Gaaaay. It was better when they were little black ninja owl things.

>> No.4035717
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Naturally, the middle render in my image was from Super Mario Run. It's just weird to see that the original artist never intended them to be red buttons.

>> No.4035724

>waist is 3 pixels wide

Jesus, DK really squeezed her hard didn't he

>> No.4035919

Did anyone know that Yoshi can eat them?

>> No.4035932

I think a lot of these are a matter of being unable to unsee the sprites as something else even when you know what they're supposed to be.

>> No.4035936

As God intended

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>> No.4036104

Yes. I only managed to pull it off once, as a youngling.

>> No.4036267
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It's hard to do

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>> No.4036301
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Im retarded

>> No.4036308

This thread is amazing y'all, thanks

>> No.4036323

Those are two different sprites.

>> No.4036343

what is the tool they use to do those black lines?

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>> No.4036358

Oh fuck, I remember this game, my dad used to try and beat this shit for like a month until he just gave up out of shitty clunky bullshit gameplay. Kind of like Darkman.

>> No.4036363
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similar but I thought the red part were the lips

>> No.4036367

a pen?

>> No.4036372

I always thought he looked like he had granny glasses in this particular sprite, like the kind John Lennon was famous for

>> No.4036469
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I feel stupid for not seeing the sword, I guess it's because it's the same colour as his skin.

>> No.4036497
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I still see it wrong sometimes.

>> No.4036560

I saw this too, they could've used a different color for his sword
who knew one autist would get triggered by this

>> No.4036563

how did you guys not see it as links dick tho? thats how I saw it. Link masturbating

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>> No.4036613


Source on that middle image? I want to own that.

>> No.4036620
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I thought the medal on this cover was a hamburger.

>> No.4036627

u dumb or need glasses

>> No.4036668


WHAT? Those AREN'T the eyes? Jesus.

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>> No.4036731

Dude, stop lying. If, IF, you could somehow see the sword as an arm (you can't) playing the game for 2 seconds and swinging your sword would CLEARLY show it to be a sword. You can't think it's an arm having seen his stab animation >>4030028. So cut the bullshit faggot.

>> No.4036748
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1990 official Nintendo calendar

>> No.4036751

Excellent analysis.

>> No.4036753

>Kobold link

>> No.4036762

I fully agree with you. It's just one of those things that I saw when I was 9 or 10 years old and never questioned it again.

>> No.4036769

Yeah, it looks like plain old black ink to me.

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Also, didn't notice you thought I was the same guy as the first retard. Don't suppose this will help.

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>> No.4036809

You aren't the only one

>> No.4036813


>> No.4036818

After all these years I thought it was a pyramid, I stand corrected. The first part of the shadow falls under the star ship. It's a ship of course.

>> No.4036820

Same, sister and I always preferred to pick that one because the hamburger was funny

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>> No.4037091
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NES sprites could only support 3 colors at a time. That's why Mario's hair was always the same color as his clothes in the NES games, and why he didn't have gloves until Super Mario WOrld.

>> No.4037106
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It's a clay model Nintendo used during the development of A Link to the Past, likely intended for reference purposes.

>> No.4037153
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>> No.4037154

The original manual does have a lot of good shit in it, but I think more people got the battle chest that came with a tiny manual for the expansion only, as well as those dumb prima strategy guides. I don't care enough to flip through them to see if the art or lore are in those, though.

Might not have always been the case, I forget when exactly I picked up my copy (probably '05 or something), but it definitely only had a tiny BW manual, the strategy guides, a tech tree chart, and a free trial for world of warcraft.

>> No.4037307


Source? Nothing on that page says anything about the clay models, and I can't find anything that says they used clay models during development.

I'm not in doubt I just want a credible source. Because if it's true this could mean that the Pink hair really wasn't a mistake.

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>> No.4037365
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To this day I still don't know what the prehistoric men are supposed to look like in Chrono Trigger.
I see a face with a giant eye on it,

>> No.4037370

b-b-but how can it be? w-w-why nintendo, WHY? ;_;

>> No.4037374

I remember playing super metroid in target as a kid. I thought it was iron man

>> No.4037378

They look like Chrono with a mean face and a beard.

>> No.4037382
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I look at it and I see a face like pic related

>> No.4037387

>"Can only support 3 colors"
Posts sprites with 4 colors (+transparency).

>> No.4037395 [DELETED] 

>"unreleased in the USA!"
>picture of hamburger

Really energized my white matter microstructures.

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Made me lol

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>> No.4037527

It's definitely supposed to be pink hair. That's from an official Nintendo magazine. I think we can trust it.

>> No.4037575

Almost like it's to illustrate the point...

>> No.4037967

Why is this guy so angry about this anyways?
Looks like different people saw it differently, to me it will always look like he's holding a green knife vertically and close to his face with both hands.
I think you might be autistic, with all this "you can't POSSIBLY percieve this aspect of reality in a way different than I do" and how you don't seem to realize that one can still see these vague low-res images as something else even when one knows what they actually are supposed to be.

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>> No.4038035

I always thought she was holding a weird banana and that's why Mike poses with them at the end.

>> No.4038040

None of those sprites have 4 colors. They're divided into sections, each of which only has three colors.
Mega Man uses a more advanced version of this trick. His face is a separate sprite.

>> No.4038049

What arm do you have that it has two elbows? Like I said, you cannot perceive it to be a sword if you just press the attack button ONCE. You're lying, simply put, to try to get some gay meme to catch on.

>> No.4038163

Jesus Christ. I got nothing.

>> No.4038252

This is fake but it's hilarious.

>> No.4038290

It's not fake, but it's also just a shitty Nintendo power calender or something.

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This calender is all kinds of fucked though, look at that fucking Samus in the upper left.

>> No.4038569

As someone who is used to watching people like you rant and rave about shit like this, I'm actually glad to be part of this. I'm >>4036469
and >>4036774. It's amazing how you can reply in a thread and have someone absolutely lose their shit over something like this.

>> No.4038573

Skip to 10:30

>> No.4038578

Mother fucking CANON.

>> No.4038582

Oh. Ohhh.

Samus looks like some kinda lego deep sea diver

>> No.4038767

T square and a set square?

>> No.4038770

I learn something new every thread

>> No.4038778
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And then they did it again

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>> No.4038825

Lego scuba Samus is canon. Get rekt Primefags.

>> No.4038830

This frog Mario is really weird.

>> No.4039008
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What the actual fuck

>> No.4039123

I need a better quality scan of that.

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>> No.4039390


I could see the white ribbons, bit didn't quite know what they were, so I thought it was some kind of weird burger looking jellyfish.

>> No.4040398


IT'S NOT A BALL? I always come to these threads to laugh at idiots, but I guess now I finally know the feeling of seeing something wrong for 20 years.

>> No.4040419

i wonder how that would feel like haha.

>> No.4040420

Is that simon?

>> No.4040586

Jesus Christ, I'm just seeing the snout for the first time.

>> No.4040589


>> No.4040710
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Super Mario Land on Gameboy

>> No.4041467


I mean, Goombas are actually mushrooms so you're not entirely wrong there.

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>> No.4041801

I thought they were chestnuts.

>> No.4041825


They're named after Chestnuts in Japan, but they're definitely mushrooms. They're even the same sprite as the SMB1 super mushroom but with feet and eyes and a different color.

I don't know which game said it, but they've been described as defectors from the Mushroom Kingdom.

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Forgot pic.

>> No.4041841

Name of the game?

>> No.4041853

kek, i still see this

>> No.4041863
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chrono nigger

>> No.4041875

>tfw no game with a moblin sidekick

>> No.4041879

what is that last sprite?

>> No.4041884


I'd kill for a Zelda game full of friendly monsters like Paper Mario.

>> No.4041885


Donkey Kong '94
Probably the best Mario game on the Gameboy.

>> No.4041889

I finished the game and I don't remember that black christmas tree.
I'm getting old.

>> No.4041890

im aware of it and i remember seeing someone play it and thinking it was a pretty good looking game
its weird that its just kinda never talked about

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>> No.4041924

Is that a Blue Mage design for FFIII? Weird.

>> No.4041946

Every time I play this game it takes me a second to see it the right way.

>> No.4043274
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I still see the cloud as doing some stupid anime face instead of just it being puffy.

>> No.4043304

Maybe that's why they actually gave the clouds faces later.

>> No.4044449
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At first I thought that the teeth were eyes, the white parts were lips, and that the one spike was an eye

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I could see where you would get that.

DESU there were a lot of cases in Super Mario RPG especially where the sprites were hard to make out. That game had such a bad art style. It's like they were going for "the first Donkey Kong Country but worse."

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>> No.4045746
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No matter how I look at her, I'll always see Nurse Joy as a giant head with a huge mouth instead of a petite qt sprite with her arms folded in front of her.

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>> No.4045774


I miss when pokemon centers looked like quaint log cabins on the inside.

>> No.4045797
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Seeing anything beyond Gen 1 always makes me sad because it painfully reminds me of the fact that they did not introduce anything really novel after that. They just kept regurgitating the same shit every two years, whereas Gen 1, while flawed in some (or a lot, depending on your view) aspects, did something really new and interesting when it first came out.

"The fanboys look unhappy." "Add more Pokemon!"

>> No.4045817

>it's real
Are you fucking kidding me...

>> No.4045823

They started out as chestnuts but were mistaken for mushrooms all the time (understandably, too) so they just thought "eh fuck it" and made them mushrooms from then on.

The round goombas in World are a subspecies intended to be a nod to the whole chestnut thing. 3D World brings them back alongside the original Goomba and they behave just like how they did in World.

>> No.4045830
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That's not true! That's IMPOSSIBLE!!!

>> No.4045831

I STILL can't unsee his nostrils as eyes in the heat of the moment. You can't really take in the details when you're running around and dodging rockets.

>> No.4045847

>they did not introduce anything really novel after that

In the 3DS games you can pull up a screen of your Pokemon and pet them with the stylus. They have a favorite spot they like being scratched in, and you can also hand feed them treats. I can't think of a single kid back in the day who didn't wish they could play with their Pokemon like that. Really glad you can do that now.

>> No.4045874
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As a kid, I though he was eyeless. Honestly it's more creepy like that. Seeing the eyes as an adult just makes him look goofy as fuck, like that one alien from The Last Starfighter.

>> No.4045884
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And it only took them, what, 15 years to implement that feature? Sure it's cute, but as far as core gameplay mechanics go, they've been reselling the same game for two decades.

>> No.4045909
File: 298 B, 24x24, silence2.gif [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I thought that in the Silence attack, the character grew old and that X was a white beard.

>> No.4046020
File: 3 KB, 383x383, SMRPG-silence.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Fix'd that for you.
Didn't even use a FILTER.

You're Welcome.

>> No.4046023

For you...

>> No.4046064
File: 128 KB, 1200x450, waterpin.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

In my defense, I never used the magic amulets, so I didn't know it summoned the mermaids.

>> No.4046089


>as far as core gameplay mechanics go, they've been reselling the same game for two decades.

The structure is the same, where the overall goal is to collect all the pokemon and also defeat all the gym leaders (Sun & Moon kind of changed that though) but the gameplay has had some major changes.

The most obvious examples I can think of are in Gen 2 where the Special stat was split into Special Attack and Special Defense, and then Gen 4 where the distinction of Physical or Special attack was based on what the move itself was rather than its elemental type, which is pretty huge. Double battles and triple battles are also a pretty unique addition. Pokemon also have different "abilities" now separate from their stats that can hugely affect their play styles. Then other features like the Battle Tower where you can infinitely battle trainers post-game with equal leveled teams, pokemon breeding, pokemon natures and re-worked IV/EV stat systems, the introduction of held items, the introduction of berries and being able to plant and farm them, pokeballs that have different capture rates depending on how you use them and also have different colors and designs that can be seen when you send out a pokemon you captured in one, the addition of rare "shiny" pokemon you can encounter that have alternate colors, etc

The series has evolved quite a bit from gen 1.

>> No.4046090

I can't blame you, who would want to summon corn

>> No.4046117

Hey, corn is tasty and rich in vitamins.

>> No.4046119

I think they were described as such in either SMB1 or 3, but it's definitely not true anymore, as the Goombas have had their own king since Paper Mario 64.

>> No.4046140
File: 219 KB, 1200x450, afro.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>> No.4046183
File: 557 KB, 1000x1200, spriteabortion.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Here's yet another horrible rendition from the same calendar. That artist could have learned from this thread...

>> No.4046342


You don't think the King of the Goombas could be the one that lead the Goombas to defect in the first place?

Besides, the Goomba King isn't a real king, he's just kind of a boss who gave himself the title. Bowser is the Goomba's only king.

Also, Paper Mario isn't Canon to the main games, not that Canon matteres in Mario.

>> No.4046465
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My take on this.

>> No.4046817

To be quite honest senpai, none of this really strikes me as a bold deviation from the base formula. Look at what other RPGs, like the Final Fantasy series, did in the same time. Pokemon has been mostly stagnant, while they did add some minor bells and whistles every new Gen to distinguish them from the one that came before.

>> No.4046837
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>a bold deviation from the base formula

The basic concept of the main series games hasn't changed. There's no reason to fundementally change it and they have several spin-off series for when they want to make a new kind of game anyway. The gameplay in gen 1 vs the gameplay now is like the difference between rock n roll from the 1950s and rock n roll from every successive decade. It's based on the same foundation but re-worked and made more complex. The way a pokemon battle works in the most recent games, especially in the meta, is miles away from how it played in gen 1.

>> No.4046838
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dude that metroid is aesthetic

>> No.4046848


They could at least try to make single player content a little different. How many different versions of "evil team wakes a sleeping legendary" do we need?

Pokemon stopped feeling like a 90's JRPG with Sun and Moon but it only started feeling like an early 2000's JRPG. I'm so tired of the same thing happening but a little remixed in every game. And it looks like they're about to make that very literal shortly.

>> No.4046854
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I might just be just out of touch, I guess.

I recognize that to someone who stuck with the series over the years these changes may feel like some genuine, big improvements (especially since they handle the gameplay so conservatively to begin with). I never played through anything beyond Gen 2 because I felt like they just kept shoveling out new ugly Pokemans so you could catch them allâ„¢. Maybe it's because I subconsciously feel my memories of Gen 1 devaluated as the original 151 now make up only a fraction of the pantheon in newer Gens, whereas they used to be all there was (and to my emotionally biased heart, they still are). Observing the development of the games from the outside from that point on may only have furthered my prejudices, I guess the games simply did not develop the way I hoped they would. I must be getting old.

I mean, the games still sell really well and you're not the only one who is still with the franchise, so Nintendo/Gamefreak must be on about something. Probably the fans would have shunned an entry that deviated too much from what they were used to...

Ah, well. There's no harm in people being happy with their product and having fun playing. Carry on.

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>> No.4046861
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Props to Super Mario Land 2, which also fucked me over in the same way.

Also, joke posting this motherfucker.

>> No.4046863
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>> No.4046902

God, fuck everything about FRLG's make over.

>> No.4046928


More creativity in the stories would be nice, yeah. As far as gameplay goes though, given that they can't really make huge changes to the main series without people complaining that it's not a pokemon game anymore, the changes they do bring with each generation add a lot to the gameplay.


I played gen 1 and 2, then later I played Platinum, X, and Sun/Moon. When you play the later games and then go back and try to play gen 1, it feels so primitive. On the surface it might look like the games haven't changed much, but the additional gameplay mechanics and all the refining and expanding on of earlier features are night and day.


This is about as new and different as you can get with the game without it just being a different game altogether. 3 pokemon on each team fighting at the same time, having been bred and trained in specific ways that give much more control over what role they play on the team, making use of weather conditions and unique pokemon-specific abilities for synergy, holding items that either activate and give bonuses during the battle, give passive bonuses to stats, or increase the duration of status moves, in a battle where the strategy revolves having your main support pokemon reverse the priority of the speed bracket. I mean shit, it's pretty damn different.

>> No.4046939

See, you've lost me there. You elaborated on all those intricate gameplay aspects I still don't care abut while disregarding my introspective self-reflection. It's OK. I don't need to understand or play the new Pokemans, but you go, girl!

>> No.4046953

>given that they can't really make huge changes to the main series without people complaining that it's not a pokemon game anymore

That's a risk they need to take for the series to grow. Zelda finally stepped into the modern age and there's plenty of people who are too attached to the old formula pissing and moaning about the lack of traditional elements, and yet this has been the most successful Zelda in years.

Obviously Pokemon doesn't need to do this, because it has it's fan\s by the balls. There's an alarming number of people who buy both versions of each game even though there's no real reason to, and people are still drawn to that dumb anime even though it's more formulaic than the games at this point and refuses to break the status quo. Pokemon doesn't NEED to change to be successful.

But I'm not going to listen to anyone saying that Pokemon is taking "leaps and bounds" in the games because it hasn't.

>> No.4046956


You don't have to play anything, I'm just making the case for why it doesn't make sense when someone says the pokemon games are the same thing every time.

>> No.4046971
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Like I said, they do spin-off games when they try something totally new

>But I'm not going to listen to anyone saying that Pokemon is taking "leaps and bounds" in the games because it hasn't.

I didn't use the phrase you're quoting but there's clearly a big difference in the way the games play now compared to gen 1 or 2. I've given a list of major changes and linked a video of a prime example of it. You should be able to agree at this point. It's like saying Mario games have been the same thing from Super Mario Bros to Mario Galaxy, or that there's no big difference between Shogun: Total War vs. Warhammer: Total War. They're series that stick to their core design but the features evolve and give a different experience.

>> No.4046995

Funny coincidence: gomba literally means mushroom in hungarian

>> No.4047001

>I didn't use the phrase you're quoting but

Yeah no shit, that's what happens when you make very small incremental improvements to the gameplay over the course of 20 years. Like I said, Pokemon has evolved, but it's still only at the level of an early 2000's RPG after years of being a 90's RPG.

I just don't think they've done enough to deserve the amount of praise that they get, especially since a lot of Pokemon players I know give other series shit for not evolving enough

It just gets under my skin when people pretend Pokemon has grown significantly as a series just because they reskinned gyms and HMs or some shit like that.


Right, I don't think the Mario Platformers are fresh enough, I could always play Mario Kart to scratch that itch for a fresh platformer.

>> No.4047014


>Pokemon has evolved, but it's still only at the level of an early 2000's RPG after years of being a 90's RPG.

What does that even mean? What should a handheld turn-based JRPG built around the idea of collecting, trading and training monsters for battling look like, an open-world action-RPG with crafting and survival elements?

Each game takes the previous game and improves and expands in almost every way. Your objections are so vague I don't understand why you think it hasn't grown significantly.

>> No.4047547

What were those spherical things? Giant barrels? They are fence now but I kinda miss them.

>> No.4047920
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They're bollards.

>> No.4048093

Huh. Didn't know those things even had a name. I thought they were just generic pillars.

>> No.4048101
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Gat-damn! thats some bootleggy looking shit

>> No.4048108

Wait, so which ones are the real eyes then?
Because all I'm seeing is >>4044478 type of eyes.

>> No.4048212


On top of the head, they're two little beady black eyes.


It may as well be a bootleg since it's not Japanese. Nintendo doesn't even acknowledge actually good shit that was produced for other countries, like the Legend of Zelda artwork by Ketsuya Terada, may be from a Japanese artist, but it only existed so americans wouldn't look think they were playing a babby game.

>> No.4048296
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That's nonsense. NES sprites could only be 8x8 or 8x16, which means that every single Mario sprite actually took up multiple "hardware" sprites at once that all moved at the same time to look like one big one. You could very easily just layer yet another sprite on top of those that added additional colors, and that's actually precisely what Mega Man did. Most devs were just lazy.

>> No.4048329


I never knew you could do this. Neat! And when you spit him out, you only spit out his eyes.

>> No.4048332
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Here's one I just rediscovered. It's from Aerial Assault, an obscure D-list shmup on the Game Gear.

In my defense, I had never seen a mecha anime before playing this game, so I had no reference for what this enemy is actually supposed to be.

>> No.4049170
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>> No.4049187

That picture is wrong and it's a common misconception about MM. This particular frame of Mega Man isn't "2 sprites", it's 9 sprites.
Out of those, 8 use the first palette (blue), and 1 use the white/beige palette

>You could very easily just layer yet another sprite on top of those that added additional colors

The more sprites you use, the quicker you hit the "8 sprites per scanline" limit.
Considering that a sprite is 8*8 pixels that limit is quickly reached, so I wouldn't call it lazyness.

>> No.4049191
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Forgot pic

>> No.4049204

You thought wrong. Bet you feel pretty dumb now.

>> No.4049413
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Gen 1 remains an odd gen for me due to all the sprites being weird for a kid like me.

I still can't get it into my head that the ledges are ledges. I just sort of see them as a brown barrier. All the rocks that block paths confused me as well. In game they must be fucking huge since you can't pass them, but to me they just look like big marshmellows. The bushes as well. They're everywhere and look like a blob of green, but they're meant to represent a bush or some sort of tree. Obviously there's the guard who everyone thought was a british guard.

I still don't know what these lines are meant to represent.

>> No.4049431

I always thought that Orpheus had rabbit feet.

>> No.4049830

Appears to be a sidewalk.

>> No.4051023
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I only recently noticed that he had a toothy frown, in my defense, the "slightly lighter purple" they used for the whites of his teeth do not contrast well with his skin.

>> No.4052235

They don't have hms anymore anon........

>> No.4052251

How fucking many years too late? That shit should have gone out the door by gen 3 or sooner.

And for the record, the same basic system is still there, it's whatever the pokemon ride system is called. They just made it so that you don't need to waste a party/move slot to use it.

>> No.4052261

>spit him out
Only in the GBA version.

>> No.4052272

>light in the center
Jesus, anon, everyone knows those falling platforms are apple cores.

>> No.4052302

Chrono Trigger.

>> No.4052319


>> No.4052342
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Holy shit, I can see it.

>> No.4053132
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Shouldn't have expected anything else from Action 52, though.

>> No.4053595

Why change a winning formula?
Each new game is basically just an update with dlc added, and considering how other games have much worse updates and much worse dlc, I'll go ahead and say pokemon get's a pass on this one
I do miss the comfy sprites though

>> No.4053617

doubtful. he learned something.

>> No.4053618

Even with the reference drawing, I can't see is as anything but a snout.

>> No.4053712

You're pretty good at drawing

>> No.4053840


also note it's a 1991 and 1992 calendar with 8-bit Nintendo characters and this was at the time the SNES was sold and advertised everywhere in developed as people were forgetting their old 8-bit NES. Only underdeveloped nations would still be stuck with old stuff instead of more recent stuff to bootleg

>> No.4054157
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Carrots are healthy, right?

>> No.4054342

That's a cute mermaid, did you draw that?

>captcha: Sushi shop

>> No.4054889
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>> No.4055097

Is there nothing that won't trigger you faggots?

>> No.4055878
File: 386 KB, 640x364, wasp guys.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

While playing the game I saw these wasps as having some kind of police cap, must have been the speed and backgrounds.

>> No.4055919
File: 74 KB, 1200x450, cecil.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

This one always pissed me off...Square did this frequently with the earlier FF games.

>> No.4056834


>> No.4056860


I was going to explain to you why this is wrong but it is much easier just to call you an idiot.

>> No.4056923
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>when you realize they had the concept of Bioshock back then

>> No.4056991

Wait what... Source?

>> No.4057282

What's wrong about it?

>> No.4057332
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it's a lot more obvious in the (unofficial) remake

>> No.4057681

oh yeah! i thought it was either that or like a cookie or something

>> No.4057686

wait they're not evil ghost owls?

>> No.4057719


>> No.4057780

Can you explain what's wrong with it?

>> No.4057884

There's nothing wrong with it, he's just trying to bait

>> No.4058209

Honestly, I'm not trying to bait. Frequently the sprites didn't match portraits.

I'm also thinking of Wedge and Biggs from FFVI.

What's the deal with being butthurt about it?

>> No.4058227

Hold on hold on... those aren't some weird ninja socks with exposed toes. The tan is the bottom sole of the shoe. Krillin wears shoes like that in Dragonball. Half the characters in kung fu movies wear those shoes. Whats going on here

>> No.4058484

I thought so too!
That is a creepier concept, being eyeless yet able to sense you with ease.

>> No.4058849
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>> No.4058851
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I saw a guy with an orange rugged shirt and a helmet.

>> No.4058895
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I think it's some huge fucker, with a handlebar mustache and an Assault Club

>> No.4058949
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>I think it's some huge fucker, with a handlebar mustache and an Assault Club

It's a nose ring, ya dip!

>> No.4058960
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>> No.4059261


If memory serves right, it is a highway under construction, with the equivalent of four lanes by four lanes.

Remember that Pokemon Red and Blue is just real Kanto region with landmarks and weird monsters.

>> No.4059823


fucking 8-bit theater ruined these sprites for me

>> No.4059861


well, I'm glad I'm not alone on this.

>> No.4059871


I still find it more terrible and imposing as a giant black tower.

>> No.4059885


you drink a good soup there fucker

>> No.4059902

I went back to read the instruction manual for Metroid 1 and that's pretty much the official artwork of the game dude, did you not read through it before even playing?

>> No.4060016
File: 28 KB, 500x611, 1d7bd9b56f2c5863f13af9c1ec331022.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>switch to punching
>glove magically comes off
>brass knuckle magically comes on

>> No.4060358

Not the first time I played through it, no. Of course I did at some point, which is were my error become apparent to me.

>> No.4060492

This calendar was probably made by some homunculous at nintendo of america who didn't gie a shit. it should never be used in reference to anything.

>> No.4060553


>> No.4061913

you're clearly the most butthurt one here

>> No.4062018

wait it was a nose? I always thought he was doing a face like that meme>>402812

>> No.4062128


>> No.4062914

omfg I thought I was the only one to ever see it like this

>> No.4062992
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I originally thought that the think at Wave Man's face was a beard, then I realized it was a snorkel.
To be fair I have no idea how that looks like a snorkel.

>> No.4063787
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Anyone else? I still see it every time I replay the game

>> No.4063946


>> No.4064407

Mein neger

>> No.4065504
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>> No.4065521
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fuck, now I can't unsee it as spurdo

>> No.4065697

no. you're actually retarded.

>> No.4065818
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Holy shit dude. That's terrifying.

>> No.4065975

which version?

>> No.4065983

The mistaken one. I perceived Draygon how the artists intended. Kinda a retarded fetus.

The misperceived version is scary AF.

>> No.4065991

Yeah, I was actually somewhat disappointed when I played it again a couple years ago and realized I was looking at it wrong.

I remember after I first played it as a kid I had a nightmare where I looked out the window at night and that face was outside screaming at me.

>> No.4066035
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>> No.4066049

I feel in terms of aesthetics and atmosphere Pokemon has deviated too much from what it used to be.

Also a big part of the old Pokemon was exploring the overworld and having a hard time figuring out what to do next and having to ask a buddy where to go or how to get out of a dungeon. With the new ones there's too much hand holding, scripted events, pointless attractions that water down the experience.

The core game hasn't changed much but it's like playing the same sport with whole new set of people you don't recognize, it's just not the same anymore.

>> No.4066407

>having a hard time figuring out what to do next

Anon... what? It's a pretty linear game that was made for 6 year olds. How could you get lost?

Though I do agree the newer ones are way too dumbed down even from that.

>> No.4067078

The core progression was always pretty linear - follow a route, hit a city, fight the gym, go to the next route, maybe stick the odd additional dungeon or plot event in once in a while - but a lot of the optional areas were pretty satisfying as far as difficulty went. Compare the Sky Pillar from Ruby and Sapphire to the Sky Pillar in their 3DS remakes - the original was 10-ish floors of tough Pokemon, boulder and bike puzzles, whereas the one in the remakes is literally just five floors of exposition about some ancient dragon people or some shit with no puzzles or battles. This only really started to be a problem with the 3DS games, though.

>> No.4067291

I know that feel

>> No.4067306
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>> No.4067338

>I ruined it for you. You're welcome

Fuck off.

>> No.4067475

Huh. Never realized how... Penisy he is

>> No.4068175
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>> No.4068248
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dude , that's kinda awesome .

>> No.4069458
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>> No.4069925

I had this. It was my favorite ever calendar until I knew about boobs.

>> No.4069928
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I salute you Captain Vidya

>> No.4070373

Well done.

>> No.4070442

wait what's that middle guy from, i forget and it's bugging me

>> No.4070450

Don't worry, (you) are the biggest retard

>> No.4070686
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>> No.4070695


It's less a snorkal and more an oxygen tube which still raises the question of why would a robot need an air tube?


See that's a lot cooler. Kind of got that whole Poseidon thing going

>> No.4070714
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I was 9, and didn't realize it was BJ in baby attire until I got an ugly first-gen LCD monitor years later

>> No.4070878
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I have the same problem with wall signs in castlevania 2's towns. They're supposed to be scribbles, but they'll never not be smug.

>> No.4070952

>I still don't know what these lines are meant to represent.
Bike path. It's cycling road.

>> No.4071110

AAAHHH!!!! Real Monsters

>> No.4071147

Same reason your PC needs vents, good ventilation to prevent overheating.

>> No.4071806

This couldn't have been a mistake. They had to code unique color in the palette that's not used anywhere else, and Link's sprite ALREADY HAS YELLOW ON IT. If they wanted his hair to be blonde, it would actually use LESS colors than pink hair because they would be able to use yellow from his belt, or brown from his sleeves - but the thing is, green and pink make a nice color scheme together, so they didn't give a fuck and made it intentionally pink.

I could wax poetic about how supersaturated color makes link stand out, or how his sprite includes cyan, yellow and magenta - three basic pigment colors... But really, I can't imagine this being a mistake.

>> No.4071809

What you're both forgetting, and the reason that noone does it, is that, wait for it...
NES can have only 8 palettes on screen. Four background palettes, four sprite palettes. That Megaman face? That cost them an entire new sprite palette to draw it, which is why they also use these beige palette for energy capsule powerup, and for your lifebar.

If they gave Mario gloves, they would've had to sacrifice a sprite palette that could be used for unique enemies.
Ever noticed how Mario enemies are brilliantly colorful - reg, green, brown, black etc - while Megaman enemies are mostly blue and orange with thick black outlines? That's part of the reason, Mario had one extra sprite palette on-screen to work with.

>> No.4072138

Someone posted once an edited sprite of Link with yellow hair, it looked like shit. Bland and you couldn't even tell what was what. It was pink specifically so he'd stand out better, I'm sure.

>> No.4072142

Not him but I really don't get it.
I need some explaining.

>> No.4072154

Fancy Dad Blazkowicz for Quake Champions

>> No.4072171

>they just look like big marshmellows
I agree with that one.

>> No.4072173

I was told it was a palette issue. His hair is pink because they wanted rabbit link to be pink.

>> No.4072370

I don't know anything about programming but they're two different sprites, I don't see why one would affect the other.

>> No.4072543
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Wiggler was another one who confused the shit outta me. I couldn't see that the dot there was a nose, I thought it was some kind of weird mouth.
I still refuse to believe that was a nose. It looks way too big to be that.

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I always thought there was some sort of bird Pokemon that I'd forgotten about.

>> No.4072853

In my defense, I was 7 and playing the game on a tiny green screen with no backlight

>> No.4072903
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>> No.4072917

No need to defend yourself to some fuckstick cynical cuntmuscle.

I totally got it.

>> No.4073043

was about to call bullshit on naruto but then i got the joke

>> No.4073076


what the fuck shitty game is this some Action 52 shit

>> No.4073129

Maybe they wanted to use the same palette for rabbit and regular Link to simplify things?

>> No.4073198
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I still to this day see Yoshi's in the rocks, sometimes they have a nose.

>> No.4073537 [DELETED] 

I saw this too, i thought the bone fish was like a watchdog for it or something.

>> No.4073796
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FF6 had me seeing things wrong for years. Even disappointed me in most of the things when I figured out what it actually was.

>> No.4073914
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I don't get it.

>> No.4073925

Those FFVI monster sprites are all brutal. Even as an adult know I struggle with them.

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>> No.4073964


I always saw the bottom one as a smoking blue lion too. I just realized now it was a skellington with a blue aura. But to be fair I haven't looked at this sprite in over a decade too.

>> No.4073965

Also the third one I think is supposed to just be a big nosed monk with a necklace.

>> No.4074032
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This has gotta be a common one right?

>> No.4074041

>it actually had arms with scissor hands


>> No.4074090

>Nose under helmet in sprite
>Lower Chin under shadow in sprite
>Draw helmet on head and eye under shadow

>> No.4074106

>green nose
lol no
>squinty eyes
how in the nine hells do you see that? Seriously I've looked at it all over, from all kinds of angles, shrank it, blew it up, inverted colors, b&w'ed it, and even squinted MY eyes; I legitimately want to know how you saw that.

>> No.4074118

what the fuck did you think the eye was??

>> No.4074124

I saw a skeleton blowong a blue smoke lion. Like it was the essence of his soul coming to life from the remains of his body.

>> No.4074125

Draygon flies around the screen faster than any other enemy in the game. I never really got that good of a look at him, I just thought the eye was another gross bulbous lump on his body.

>> No.4074134

>cartoony game
>"noses can't be that big!"

>> No.4074143

I always saw him as having no eyes.

>> No.4074340
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is this better?

>> No.4074668

did you draw this?

>> No.4074686

Well, technically what you saw isn't entirely incorrect, seeing as there are a bunch of skulls on his forehead.

>> No.4074880

I'm with you on the lion ghost. I think the monk is wearing a Bane mask.

>> No.4075019

I'm trying hard to see it, I really am, but I think you've won the thread.

>> No.4075023

what the fuck

>> No.4075740

I see a circular area from the ligaments converging.
But i don't see how you could perceive that as eyes, since there is no contrast there. Even more so when the actual eye is animated.

>> No.4075929
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Perhaps playing doom so young caused a pareidolia effect on me.

I also saw the crusher from the castles in SMW as slightly burnt toast, don't expect anyone saw similar.

>> No.4076060

I don't know what I thought it was, but it certainly didn't look wooden to me.

The stuff at the bottom made it look mushy to me. Like it was made of the same stuff that that guy from batman, clayface, is made out of.

>> No.4076120

It is mushy. That's how wood should look like after endless banging against the floor, frayed and mushy. I probably wouldn't have recognized the material without it.

>> No.4076160

If they remake VI like they are VII (for better or worse) I'm really curious what the monsters would look like. If they don't completely redo them I imagine quite a few monsters would look fucking terrifying in 3D.

I can't even begin to imagine how the final boss fight would work, though.

>> No.4076185

Well, it looks like treated cork wood(bottle stopper).

>> No.4076216

>slightly burnt toast

Well i can surely see it, Bowser's toaster really needs its heating rods recalibrated.

To me they always looked like made out of cork.

>> No.4076589

The way the bottom "splashes" out makes it look like a waterfall of diarrhea

>> No.4076668

>not running ad blocker

>> No.4076778
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they used to sell those in the book clubs they'd give you in elementary school

>> No.4076796

oh man, the flimsy paper those were printed on. I used to get John Bellairs books from those. the memories...

>> No.4076831

>Brass knuckle
I thought it was a fucking ring

>> No.4076931

What the FUCK?
This changes everything. It's a disc, a fucking disc, not a ball

>> No.4076945

Oh cool, I can totally see it now. Thanks Anon.

>> No.4076957

Can't see it. It even closes its eye when it shoots its fireball.

>> No.4076961

I had to study that sprite to see what you meant. That said I'm sticking to the giga-lips.

>> No.4076967

It's kind of funny these were even allowed to be distributed since they're blatant propaganda. Didn't stop me from getting a lot of crappy books as a kid though.

>> No.4076981

how were they blatant propaganda?

>> No.4077007

Kids don't know a lot about literature and are incredibly impressionable. You're handing them a 4 page pamphlet with some books that paid their way to be advertised in it and, not knowing better, they eat it up. You think any kid would have read "Merry Christmas, Miss McConnell" if it hadn't been plastered on the front page? Some garbage like that isn't what kids should be reading, but they're more or less "told to" (by being given barely any other options) so the publisher can make a profit off them.

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I've got an old issue of Gamest with reader-submitted fanart showing cursed Victor here with his pacifier misinterpreted as a clown nose.

>> No.4077018

oh, I guess we have different definitions of "propaganda". There's nothing political or state sponsored in Scholastic book orders. I'm sure the school districts probably got some kind of kickback for having that program, though. Or rewards for teachers who got the most orders.

>> No.4077140

That's literally any book list though. Usually they make it into the book orders because they are already getting good circulation.

I used to get every joke book I saw in those things

>> No.4077332

>joe montana
>jerry rice
shit, man

>> No.4078537

I think seeing the fake nostrils as his eyes makes it even more scary

>> No.4078548

hey James

>> No.4079365

Oh fuck. When me and my brother played this shit we would always call it I "hamburger Mario" fuck man.

>> No.4079917

>if mainstream games players could cope

based shiggy

>> No.4079984
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When you work on PRE modern computer games, you need a artist to draw/clay/figma/origami stuff, so you get good design referances, and can improve design before burning in the first sets of ROM or make the first set of sprites for playtesting.
Because if you make something for playtesting, there is a good chance you will keep it for the final game: So you want final art to enter the pipeline as early as possible.
Otherwise you get things like Symphony of the Night's pause screen, which is a color set from the beta stage, instead of being decorated in some manner. But at the least they where lucky on color palette.

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>> No.4080695
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That's strange. I prefer the teeth, personally.

>> No.4080698

What game is this from?

>> No.4080706
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Super Mario Advance. Looks like the art for the game also showed Ninji's with buttons.

>> No.4081357

You actually keep the glove on, the brass knucles are over it

>> No.4081367

George Liquor?

>> No.4081570
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A few things were at play here. 8-year-old me had only played Kirby's Dreamland before this game, and maybe some Crystal Shards at the local McDonald's (blast from the past right there). There was no art of Mr. Frosty in the manual, he is never mentioned by name anywhere in the game, and appears only in a single water level:

> 0:40
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6fg9L3Edg

His yawning turns and the constant horizontal flipping after Kirby takes the star don't really convey the effect of someone swimming ahead of you, a bit closer to flying. Also take into account the danger of dying in three seconds if you touch the water - not much time to get a good look at that sprite as you physically tilt the GameBoy all over the place in a scramble to safety.

And that's how this misunderstanding came about. No context to their presence in the game, no name to put to their odd sprite, all during a frantic struggle to not drown. It would be many years before I even knew who or what Mr. Frosty was.

>> No.4081651

I think the person is red green blind or colorblind.

>> No.4081727

>Seeing anything beyond Gen 1 always makes me sad...
Hi Genwunner! Can I loan your nostalgia goggles? They look very strong!

>> No.4083113

i just realised; have they had a single black character in pokemon? brock doesn't count because he's tibetan or some kind of mountain-asian

>> No.4083120

but you can see his hairy arms, and no visible separation between his arms and hands

>> No.4083123

by separation i meant difference

>> No.4083695

HA neat

>> No.4084315

I always saw it as a dark curvy star destroyer

>> No.4084335

jesus fuck, general art skill on this planet has come a long way in a few decades

>> No.4084486

Has it now? The biggest improvement is minimalism, and doing the work in layers(digitally)

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