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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:30 am 
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Anybody notice an erie resemblence between the characters in these 2 games? The use of black cartoon outlines. The sideways facing characters. The pastel colored backgrounds. Marco even does Mario's iconic "jump for joy."


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:09 pm 
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No, not at all. What is your point? Metal Slug is a highly animated and great looking game.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Nowhere close, they may look sorta the same because of light colors, but Metal Slug has so much more detail, and the characters look the same outide of the black outline, which is a common thing anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Sorry for the misleading thread title.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:46 pm 
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This is more "General" than "Other Retro Dev" also.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:03 pm 
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I have no idea what "SMAA SMB" is, and google isn't helping much. Can someone please de-acronymize that for me?


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Super Mario Allstars SMB3 is what he is talking about.


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:57 am 
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Very weird thread..

Who else but Nintendo would design SMB3?

Metal Slug was designed by Nazca, former Irem employees.

If you like Metal Slug's art then play:

Air Duel
Armed Police Unit Gallop
Undercover Cops
In the Hunt
(Last Resort)

GunForce and Geostorm are basically Metal Slug prototypes with good art, bad gameplay in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:56 pm 
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related to the spirit of the topic, this is an interview that includes one of the primary graphics designers of the SNES remake.

http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/iwata/iwata_asks_-_super_mario_all-stars_23480_23665.html

of note (obvious at the time):

Sugiyama:
Right. In the collection, Super Mario and The Lost Levels, in particular, were different from their originals. We fashioned the characters somewhat after those in Super Mario World for the Super Famicom.

Mori:
Yes, that’s right. So we even put a black outline around Mario.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Mario's sprites in SMB1 and SMB2J for All-Stars looked more like the SMB3 sprites to me, not the SMW/Mario Is Missing sprites.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:57 pm 
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yeah. I agree in that instance.

But it was more about really trying to use all 15 colors and use black outlines so objects would stand out from the backgrounds.

Mario Bros 2 really stands out as having a facelift. Dare I swear to say they had a lot of fun redoing graphics for that (kinda annoying) game.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:00 pm 
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Games with black outlines also tend to look better on composite and RF than games without a black outline.


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