Castlevania: A Sprite History

by NFG - 5th October 2016 in Games

Konami’s Castlevania is an unusual series. For the longest time it was a consistently poor seller in its native Japan, but incredibly popular in the West. Konami kept the series alive when many companies might not have. It has so […]

Bonk’s Adventure: A Sprite History

by NFG - 4th October 2016 in Games

It’s not well known that Hudson, the game developer, created the chips that powered NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 console. After an astonishing series of hits on the MSX and Nintendo’s Famicom, Hudson was sitting pretty. They dominated the 8-bit consoles and, with […]

Ghouls n Ghosts Sprite History

by NFG - 14th April 2013 in Games

If you’re a gamer beyond a certain age there’s a game you’ll remember from the old days called Ghosts n Goblins, or its sequel Ghouls n Ghosts. They were mid- and late-eighties Capcom games known for their unforgiving difficulty as […]

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A few years ago I did a Bonk’s Adventure sprite history for my book, and I put the whole thing online. Check it out if you’re into 16-bit sprites. ^_^

WonderBoy Sprite History

by NFG - 5th April 2013 in Games

This is one of a series of articles about sprite histories (see: Mario, Sonic, Castlevania, Bonk, and MegaMan). Unlike the other histories, this one is going to require a little bit of back-story, because there are games in the series […]

Sonic the Hedgehog Sprite History

by NFG - 1st February 2007 in Games

A large part of my book was sprite history analysis. I’ve been posting segments from the book here, and the newest one is now available: Sonic Sprite History. Please have a look if that’s the sort of thing you like. […]

Castlevania Sprites!

by NFG - 17th November 2006 in Games

As some of you might remember, after writing my Mario Sprites article I was given the opportunity to write a book focusing on video game sprites. Included in the book were several game sprite histories like the Mario one. One […]

Marios. 64.

by NFG - 10th June 2005 in Games

This is really awesome. 64 Mario sprites remade. Do check it out. Thanks to elend for the link. See also: Mario Sprite History.


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