(Update 1)Pixel-art cars: The Nuts & Bolts of it all...

Posted by HTTenrai (241 posts) -

So, an egg of creativity hatched in my brain, so to speak, and the fruits of my labor, I felt, were worth sharing. Thus, in light of some clever fixes, workarounds, and general how-am-I-gonna-pull-this-off wonderment, I give you...*drum roll*:

The Luigimobile
The Question Mark Boxcar
The Birdomobile
The Mariomobile










I've got an undying love for the 8-bit, and playing around in Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts, it hit me. I could likely make some neat looking pixel art with the grid-oriented building system. So, thus far, I have created Mario, Luigi, the Question Mark Box, and Birdo. All of them are, in fact, driveable, and three of them have abilities. Mario and Luigi throw grenades for the time being, though once I have access to the flamethrower...well... ^_^

Birdo, on the other hand, fires eggs from his/her mouth. They're not very big, and they don't do much damage, but they're eggs, dammit! The Question Mark Box is one I did quickly for the fun of it.

I've gotten a couple of requests already, so I'll be looking into Battletoads and Bad Dudes next, but we'll see what happens. There are, however, still limitations to what I can do. You can only go about 19 blocks high, 19 blocks wide, and I assume 19 blocks thick, and you may only employ 250 pieces. An 8-bit 16-pixel-by-16-pixel sprite is 256 pixels, and I currently only have 100 grid blocks of light and heavy, so there are some nasty roadblocks, but all in all, I've managed to over come them sufficiently to my satisfaction. ^_^

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them. If you really sweet talk me, I might send you the blueprints for the ones you'd like. Just send a PM and we'll work it out or something. Cheers.

Edit: I've produced a new vehicle, one I was anticipating the opportunity to make a great deal. I give you....Balloon Fighter:

The Balloon Fight Flyer
#1 Posted by HTTenrai (241 posts) -

So, an egg of creativity hatched in my brain, so to speak, and the fruits of my labor, I felt, were worth sharing. Thus, in light of some clever fixes, workarounds, and general how-am-I-gonna-pull-this-off wonderment, I give you...*drum roll*:

The Luigimobile
The Question Mark Boxcar
The Birdomobile
The Mariomobile










I've got an undying love for the 8-bit, and playing around in Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts, it hit me. I could likely make some neat looking pixel art with the grid-oriented building system. So, thus far, I have created Mario, Luigi, the Question Mark Box, and Birdo. All of them are, in fact, driveable, and three of them have abilities. Mario and Luigi throw grenades for the time being, though once I have access to the flamethrower...well... ^_^

Birdo, on the other hand, fires eggs from his/her mouth. They're not very big, and they don't do much damage, but they're eggs, dammit! The Question Mark Box is one I did quickly for the fun of it.

I've gotten a couple of requests already, so I'll be looking into Battletoads and Bad Dudes next, but we'll see what happens. There are, however, still limitations to what I can do. You can only go about 19 blocks high, 19 blocks wide, and I assume 19 blocks thick, and you may only employ 250 pieces. An 8-bit 16-pixel-by-16-pixel sprite is 256 pixels, and I currently only have 100 grid blocks of light and heavy, so there are some nasty roadblocks, but all in all, I've managed to over come them sufficiently to my satisfaction. ^_^

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them. If you really sweet talk me, I might send you the blueprints for the ones you'd like. Just send a PM and we'll work it out or something. Cheers.

Edit: I've produced a new vehicle, one I was anticipating the opportunity to make a great deal. I give you....Balloon Fighter:

The Balloon Fight Flyer
#2 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

Thats awsome, good work....makes me wanna buy Banjo EVEN MORE

#3 Posted by Yit (761 posts) -

Dear god. It blows my mind.

#4 Posted by Vash_The_Stampede (254 posts) -

wow...youve got some serious skills, and creativity...the Birdomobile is sick

#5 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Great job. I was looking through the online photo database you can access in-game, and there's a lot of impressive stuff people have made. Apparently there are a couple others doing the whole pixel thing as well, but I'm not saying that to discourage you in any way. it's pretty cool this sort of stuff can be done in the game. Man, I am loving this game.

#6 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

Very nice! I wish I had the creativity to make something as cool as that.

#7 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4238 posts) -

Those are epic.  Any chance of getting a demonstration video of Birdo firing off an egg?

#8 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -

*mind explodes*

#9 Posted by HTTenrai (241 posts) -

I have two video options:

  • A: Take a shitty quality video with my digital camera.
  • B: Hook up my shitty Composite PC recorder, which I will have to reinstall now that my computer has been futzed up, and hope it works.

So I'm not sure either will be terribly satisfactory....but I'll try if you really want, hooded.
#10 Posted by lamegame621 (975 posts) -

aww, man. I wish I had talent :( Seriously good work though.

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