Shooting Game Heroes
A look back at the entirety of shooter history, from Space Invaders to the future!
This game is bad in ways I honestly can’t believe.
Wonder Boy – A Sprite History
There are six Wonder Boy games. There are two number threes. There is no number two, four, or six. …And it gets a little weird from there. What started as a fairly solid skateboard simulator (with a fruit-gathering side-quest) became a platform action-RPG, a shooter, and… Many other things.
Castlevania: A Sprite History
A look back at every pixelly protagonist in Konami’s Castlevania series.
Bonk’s Adventure: A Sprite History
A comprehensive look at the pixel goodness found in the Bonk’s Adventure series of games.
Ghouls n Ghosts Sprite History
Capcom’s Ghouls n Ghosts series had some brilliant sprite art. Here’s a look back at Arthur, the series’ protagonist.
Bonk Sprite History
Announcing the NFG book! Back in the day.
WonderBoy Sprite History
This is one of a series of articles about sprite histories (see: Mario, Sonic, Castlevania, Bonk, and MegaMan). There’s an updated version of this page right here!
Sonic the Hedgehog Sprite History
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. Also, if you haven’t already, check out the Castlevania Sprites and the original History of […]
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 of them is Castlevania. I’ve put it online, along with some updates and what I […]