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Best NES Graphics Hacks
« on: November 13, 2012, 09:54:05 pm »
So I've been roughly 10 years out of the romhacking community. My interest has been peaked lately, and I'm looking to see the best of what I missed.

In particular, I'm interested in NES graphics hacks. Other things such as level editing and what-not don't interest me, but if a game includes some solid new sprites and backgrounds, I'd like to know.

So, what are the best-looking NES hacks around?

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Re: Best NES Graphics Hacks
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 10:43:39 pm »
These are my favorites:

MDbtroid is a fantastic Metroid facelift: http://metroid-database.com/fanapps/
Metal Army for MegaMan (tho I personally reverted the megaman sprite back to default): http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/777/
AC Death for Gradius II makes the game more arcade-like: http://messatu.wordpress.com/
Mario DX for Mario (I should post my tweaked version up, perhaps): http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/144/

I hope others will share theirs.

Oh yeah...
And Cute Zelda: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/26/
with automap on top: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/796/
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 07:44:58 pm by darkanx »

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Re: Best NES Graphics Hacks
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 12:32:22 am »
if a game includes some solid new sprites and backgrounds, I'd like to know.

So, what are the best-looking NES hacks around?

The 2011 masterpiece, Donner Party, has pretty much every sprite and background updated:

Donner Party v_1.20

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Re: Best NES Graphics Hacks
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 12:45:23 am »
Might want to warn them BadderHacks is a site focused on ROM hacks with highly-offensive content. :)
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Re: Best NES Graphics Hacks
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 09:52:01 pm »
Might want to warn them BadderHacks is a site focused on ROM hacks with highly-offensive content. :)

Spasms, I knew I forgot something!  :o

So, yeah... BHDN is sort of the seamy underbelly of this hobby. And Donner Party is, arguably, the most offensive hack ever created (so far).
I think this sums it up best: Parents' Guide for Donner Party

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Re: Best NES Graphics Hacks
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 10:30:04 pm »
Thanks for the replies. I wouldn't mind a toilet-humor game if it were drawn well. None I've seen so far have been. MDBtroid and MarioDX both look solid though.




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Re: Best NES Graphics Hacks
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 01:19:11 am »
I wouldn't mind a toilet-humor game if it were drawn well. None I've seen so far have been.

Then by all means, give DP a whirl! Its artwork is sort of like weather in the Midwest- if you don't like it, just wait five minutes! (Each level was designed by a different hacker in a round-robin style process.) The ROM was even expanded and mapper upgraded to allow for animated backgrounds. Perhaps best of all is the music- 100% soundtrack replacement with 8-bit renditions of various Top 40 hits!  :thumbsup: