Review: Astro Boy [GBA]
In every young robot’s life there comes a time when he must venture forth on a journey of self discovery and tumultuous kickass. This GBA game from Sega and Treasure is such a time.
Arcade Fonts: Only 64 Pixels
The letters and numbers in games are crucial for delivering information to players. And I love them so, so much.
Return of Grassy Platforms
Welcome to the third installment in the Grassy Platform series of pointless pixel pondering here at NFGworld.
More Grassy Platforms
Long a standard element in platform games, platforms with grass on ’em!
Talking about grass, the kind you find in good old games.
Interview with Henk Nieborg (2)
This is a followup interview I did with Henk Nieborg, focusing mostly on the Nintendo DS release of Contra 4. Sadly I promptly lost this text, and finally published it a loooong time later. And now I’m re-posting it because stuff and etc but whatever! Henk’s an awesome guy with awesome pixel skills. check out […]
Interview with Henk Nieborg
Near the end of 2005 I interviewed Henk Nieborg, one of the greatest pixel artists around. He’s been pixelling since the earliest days of the C64, and he’s still going strong today – he recently completed all the backgrounds and boss art for Konami’s DS release of Contra 4. The interview was printed in my […]
Remaking Street Fighter
So Capcom’s remaking their seminal beat-em-up with all-new high-def graphics for the XBox 360 Live Arcade. It’s gonna be the same gameplay we know and love with a glorious new skin. But Capcom’s not alone in doing a Street Fighter remix. While the PC Engine version of Street Fighter 2: CE was the best looking […]
Another Site Redesign
I just can’t help myself some days. In lieu of actual content, here’s another new look. I’m very pleased with the way this turned out. Still a few parts to fix, individual article pages are still broken, but the hard part’s done. Here’s the intro from Zoom’s Phalanx for X68000. This GIF is made from […]
NFG Book: The first review!
UK magazine Advanced Photoshop has reviewed the NFG book and has apparently been bribed into giving it a 5/5 rating, saying “…there’s inspiration galore here for you and although it may be out of your usual book budget, it’s well worth a splurge.” What were they thinking? I’m gonna go out on a limb and […]