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2 Souls' Tale (An 8-bit Metroidvania Adventure!)[[HELP WANTED]]
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This is a hobby of mine. I make well-animated (most of the time) 8-bit styled sprites. This was to be a game, but I lack a programmer. The overall story is based on the concept of Captain N except with two siblings trying to find each other and trying to leave the world of video games.

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Two siblings were on their way to visit family for the holidays when tragedy struck and the two were caught in a train accident. What would most definitely mean the end of them turns into a strange ordeal as they awaken in a world full of video game characters. Each kingdom, however, was torn apart by a being known as Dark Matter as it tried to make everything fall into its own version of order. After having awakened in this dimension, the two are marked by Dark Matter as intruders into its rightful kingdom and aims to have them eliminated. The two must find their way to each other and somehow leave this crumbling world. However, it won't be easy as everyone seems to be after them whether for good or evil intent.

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B.Coz
Black Jewel
Kamek
Amanita
Fuzzy
Goomba
Mekabon
Podoboo & Firebar
Pokey
Tweeter
Spook
Thwomp
Animated Objects
Mushroom Blocks
Princess Peach Toadstool
Phanto
Gotcha Wrench
Princess Rosalina
Zombie & Ghoul Shroom
Corkpedite
Interchet
InterNed
Reznor
Baron Brrr
Luigi & Daisy Statue
Chandelier
Bundt
Back Cursya
Batadon
Spiny
Interchet Arcade Tileset
Parabeetle
Key and Keyhole
Mario
Luigi
Princess Daisy
Angry Sun
Autobomb
Beaker
Bomb-omb
Bullet Bill
Chain Chomp
Roto-Disc
Scram

-animations for SMB-
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Carbuncle Magicite Portrait
Ramuh Magicite Portrait
Alexander Magicite Portrait
White
Reuben
Magicite
Kracken Summon
Death Mask
Benjamin
Bomb
Cloud (Not THAT Cloud)
Living Dead
Malboro
Delta Attack
Carbuncle Summon
Tristam
Ghost
Atomos
Chocobo
Chocobo Shield
Items
Aegis Shield
Bronze Shield
Comet Spell
Diamond Shield
Dragon Shield
Flame Shield
Genji Shield
Golden Shield
Gravity Spell
Ice Shield
Meteor Spell
Onion Shield
Ramuh

-animations for FF-
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Metroid
Ripper
Zebetite
Fire Flea

-animations for M-
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Crazy Cannon
Shield Attacker
Footholder
Peterchy
Dr. Light
Picket Man Bull
Eddie
Big Eye
Picket Man
Crazy Razy
Dark Man (Tank)
Crash Star Weapon
Laser Trident Weapon
Quick Boomerang
Rolling Cutter Weapon
Shadow Blade Weapon

-animations for MM-
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Medusa Heads
Zombie
Spectral Sword
Moth Man
Alchemist's Table
Geneticist's Table
Maiden Statue
Moving Platforms
Test Tubes
Torch
Corpseweed
Peeping Eye
Skeleton
Shady Merchant
Save Statue
Hammer Hammer
Flea Man
Bat
Alchemy Laboratory Tileset
Stopwatch Effect
Cross Crash Skill
Axe Effect
Cross Crash Skill 2
Holy Water Effect
Ferryman and Priest
Death
Frozen Shade
Legion

-animations for CV-
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Nu
Dragon Tank (Wreck)
Gaspar
Nun

-animations for CT-
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Like-Like
Patra
Anju
Malon
Medallions
Bomb
STR & DEF Effects
Fire Rod & Ice Rod
Items
Mirror Shield
Swords
Miracle Shield
Thunderbird (WIP) [NEW]

-animations for LoZ-
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Amy Rose

-animations for StH-
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Porky
E.V.E.
Bunny Statues

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Priest(Guru)
Lady
King Eolis
Store Clerk A
Store Clerk B
Chalong
Dwarf Zombie
Shadow Eura
Beholder
Isis
Mask Man
Mono Draw
Yuinaru
Zozura

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Krystal
Fox McCloud
Fox (effects A)
Fox (effects Cool

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Cornelius, the Pooka Prince
Cornelius (Human)
Belial
Wagner
Hindel

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More coming soon.

Credit goes to these companies for the included characters (so far):
Nintendo, SEGA, Konami, Capcom, SquareEnix, Vanillaware, ...

Disclaimer: This is a love letter to gaming new and old and, without affiliation of any company, we do not wish to make or lose any money on this project.
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Your style certainly reminds me of Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon. Someone's probably mentioned that before Shy.
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Well, you wouldn't be that far off. It's actually a modified Wai Wai World 2 style, but they do look similar.
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Wasn't there an Mother/Earthbound category? I remember seeing EVE in this style. Unless I was mistaken.
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No, there was, I remember it was posted in one of the old threads.
Doofenshmirtz: This is a little bit awkward but have you seen my escape jet keys? (Perry nods) What, you have? Well that's great! So where are they? (Perry looks away) You won't tell me? Is this because you don't speak or are you just being a jerk?
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I'm aware I do, but, due to personal reasons for the moment, I am not at liberty to bring them up yet.

However, I have written some descriptions for some of the bestiary entries. If you see something in perenthesis, those are how you can get their entry into your bestiary as opposed to killing them (as some of these enemies can't be defeated and I wanted the game to be more involved than your typical Metroidvania).

Don't be afraid to ask me to change a description as I'm not the best writer and you might come up with something more informative/hilarious. These lists are largely incomplete (save for the Final Fantasy list. That one's done).

Mother series:

Spinning Robo: Doubles as a fun pool toy.
Energy Robot: He transfers energy into his injured friends. He can kill himself that way.
Spiteful Crow: To spite his parents, he took up smoking.
Mook: This is the reason Department Stores tend to close early.
Atomic Power Robot: He can replenish his health. Don't take him lightly.
Sky Yddet: A flying teddy bear. Has a creepy grin.
Smilin' Sphere: Don't be taken in by its friendly smile.
Barbot: Malnourished robot is malnourished.
B.B. Gang Member: Look out for the swears!
Cerebrum: A brain in a jar... now with feet!
Giegue: He seems invulnerable at first.
Giygas: His malice cannot be comprehended.
New Age Retro Hippie: His hair is unruly and he's... kinda smelly.
Nancy: Her friendly smile offsets her cruel mentality.
R7308xx: (inspect EVE's remains) His immense power was neutralized by EVE's heroism.
Star Man: A strong soldier from an evil long past...
Titanees: A strong insectoid from the desert.
Ullrich: Seems to like the Beetles.
Kracken: Strong undersea creature that eats boats whole!

Final Fantasy series:

Cloud: It prides itself on being the only living thing on the Phantom Train.
Living Dead: A possessed soldier from Narshe.
Oversoul: It can't quite keep its soul in its body for some reason.
Bomb: Living TNT.
Specter: These are the reason not to trust any of the ghostly passengers on the Phantom Train.

Coeurl: Its BlasterX attack can rip through your defenses.
Behemoth: Giant lumbering beast that specializes in martial arts.
Sahagin: Sea creature that floats around in the air somehow.
Ahriman: One-eyed, flying beast that can use the spell Meteor.
Hein: An undead magician sent by the judgemasters to stop your progress.
Cloud of Darkness: An evil being that disguises itself as a Judgemaster.
Golbez: A conflicted knight that disguises himself as a Judgemaster.
ExDeath: Once a tree. It seeks control over the Void.
Kefka: A soldier who went insane after being infused with magic.
Sephiroth: Once a Shinra soldier. Can use Black Materia.
Odin: Noble Eidolon who rides atop a six-legged horse.
Bahamut: Dragon Eidolon considered to be the most powerful of Eidolons.
Leviathan: King of the Seas and a powerful Eidolon.
Atmos: Living gate to another dimension. Feeds off the miasma that plagues Ivalice.
Gold Dragon: Serpent-like dragon that dives on you from above.
Silver Dragon: Serpent-like dragon that erupts from below.
Cindy: The middle sister of the Magus Sisters.
Sandy: The tallest sister of the Magus Sisters.
Mindy: The youngest of the Magus Sisters.
Iron Giant: Lumbering giant made of iron. In no relation to an animated star of the same name.
Pao: The females of the Tonberry clan. Uses a magic hammer to weaken opponents.
Tonberry: It's always the quiet ones.
Enkidu: Gilgamesh's long time friend.
Gilgamesh: Warrior who hunts for rare swords.
Omega Weapon: Incredibly powerful robot from another dimension.
Shinryuu: A crystalized dragon who is the rival to the Omega Weapon.
Cactrot: A humanoid cactus that tears everything apart with its needle-based attack.
Malboro: A tentacled plant-like creature with terrible morning breath.
Mover: No, they haven't come to help you move your furniture.
Presenter: Rare enemy that holds valuable treasure in its maw.
Hidon: Creature that hides from view. You have to light up the room to reveal it.
Hidonites: Small creatures the Hidon gives birth to.
Sword Dance: Strange creature that can hypnotize with its graceful undulating movements.
Adamantite: Its shell is made of an indestructable metal that most weapons can't penetrate.
Absolute Virtue: (take his picture) An indestructible force. Maybe we can zoom in on the text some more.

Star Fox:

Attack Carrier: A mothership carrying a plethora of smaller ships inside.
Flipbot: It's shielded on one side.
Garuda: Robot that was MADE for chucking steel beams.
Wolf O'Donnell: Ruthless leader of Star Wolf.
Panther Caroso: Self-important fop of Star Wolf.
Leon Powalski: Needs counceling. Also of Star Wolf.
Red Fang: Wolf's Wolfen.
Black Rose: Panther's Wolfen.
Rainbow Delta: Leon's Wolfen.
Phantron: Strange enigmatic starship that casts illusions.
Hop Bot: Small craft that leaps about when shot.
Monarch Dodora: Two-headed beast that crowds the play field.
Moth Glider: Basic enemy starship.
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UPDATE:

Added these:

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Porky
E.V.E.
Bunny Statues

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Priest(Guru)
Lady
King Eolis
Store Clerk A
Store Clerk B
Chalong
Dwarf Zombie
Shadow Eura
Beholder
Isis
Mask Man
Mono Draw
Yuinaru
Zozura

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Krystal
Fox McCloud
Fox (effects A)
Fox (effects Cool
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I've been working on the optional boss from Final Fantasy VI: Hidon.

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Point out any mistakes if you see them.

If anyone is able to: you may suggest how his idle animation should well, ... animate.
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Added these. They're not new, but they had to be put up.

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Cornelius, the Pooka Prince
Cornelius (Human)
Belial
Wagner
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I'm working on the hero character and this is what I have so far.

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It cycles through his idle, back dash, and walking animations.
There's an Easter egg in his back dash animation. See if you can spot it!
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SmithyGCN! Hi!

Sorry, I took a close look at your animation but couldn't find anything out of the ordinary. That's some well-hidden easter egg! :B

And I really love all of your 3 Souls' Tale stuff! I've been following it for a while and it's really amazing what you can do with the NES's palette but none of it's restrictions. You pulled a Shovel Knight before Shovel Knight did!
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Well, thanks, but Shovel Knight beat me to the punch with the benefit of having a programmer or two. XD

Oh, well. I'm not sore about it.

In the 2nd sprite of the back dash animation (and frame 16 of the animation as a whole) there is something in his hair.
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Are these all sheets you made so far? I think there was a Dark Matter from the Kirby series.
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(08-31-2014, 12:30 AM)SmithyGCN Wrote: In the 2nd sprite of the back dash animation (and frame 16 of the animation as a whole) there is something in his hair.

I had to zoom in just to see it (at 1x, it doesn't look like anything special), that really is a hidden easter egg.
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There are more things I've made that I haven't shown yet (either because they aren't finished or because I have to redo them). The Dark Matter Knight needs some redoing in certain areas before I decide to put it back on here.
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