So, about the bushes. Does this look any better?
Colors are all a shade lighter, and i've animated it myself so it does look more like swaying as opposed to "bubbling", it's still based on the clouds from the original game since I still used the sprite as a base.
Well, its good I guess.
Thanks I guess?
I'm loving that new Mario sprite! Are you planning to re-do Luigi's as well?
Chances are if I go through with changing Mario i'll do something with all the player characters, although I feel the Princess doesn't really need any changing in SMB2.
Wow, this looks amazing! Keep up the great work. Your sprites are phenominal
ShadowOne333 is a pretty great and well-known hacker. Maybe you two could collab. I know he was looking for a sprite artist to remaster a handful of sprite sheets for Mother/Earthbound too <3
Thank you! I have been wondering what I might do once this is all over. I'd really like to do something with Zelda tbh, BS Zelda in particular interests me a lot but there's not a lot I think I COULD do with it. The sprites already look really good, I'd really just be tweaking Link and Ganon and maybe some of the NPCs. I wish I knew how to do more than just sprite editing because I'd kill make BS Zelda into a proper Zelda 1 remake. EarthBound did cross my mind at one point, the overworld sprites in particular could really use some work imo, could be worth looking into if ShadowOne333 is still looking for someone when SMAS is finished.
Those SMB2 sprites are excellent, and you should reuse them for Super Mario Bros. 1 as well since the SMB2 USA box art was based on the Famicom box for SMB1.
I'm not much of a fan of the redone stances you made for those sprites anyway, since he's looking off to to the side instead of directly in front of him.
Also, are you going to be able to make the ground tiles different for "The Lost Levels"? In the FDS version it had a different, rocky look instead of the cracked blocky look of the first game. I don't know how the altered engines on All-Stars works and if it's possible to easily separate the graphics from both of those games.
I also made some slight tweaks to your Birdo sprite:
Mostly the eyes, which the pupils seemed a bit too small in the original, and looking too straight, and maybe above the player's eye level in their big forms, and I made other, minor tweaks to things like the bow and the cheek.
I will likely make a new, but very similar sprite for SMB1, I don't want things to look too uniform between all the games, part of the big appeal of Super Mario All-Stars for me is that you had these 3 Mario games on one cart with their own distinct look and feel. I'd still like to go with the original SMB1 stance, it's such a classic, even in Smash Bros he's doing a variation on it, and his idle stance in SMB3 isn't much better with his hands balled up at his chest, but i am open to tweaking it.
As far as I know, there is no way to give Super Mario Bros. The Lost levels it's own sprites, since the game shares all of it's graphics with Super Mario Bros., otherwise I absolutely would. Best I could do is make two different patches for TLL style graphics or SMB style graphics. Actually if you use Yoshifanatic's disassembly you could have all the All-Stars games as seperate roms, and theoretically I could make Lost Levels with it's own graphics, but unless someone can get the brick fix patch working for the games in seperated form, I'm not going to bother with that.
I like those Birdo tweaks lot. Birdo was the sprite I started with, so I suppose it could have done with some touching up. I also took the chance to tweak the body a bit too.
As for the Crab, I agree, I was really dissatisfied with it but I felt there wasn't many changes I could do. I'll do something about him soon.
"End of the line plumb-scum"
( don't worry, im not keeping this, just did it for a quick laugh. I love how the portrait of the real Bowser is looking hatefully at 'ol "King Koopa" there... but now I'm considering doing a Super Mario Bros. Super Show themed hack someday
EDIT: I realized that nobody but the most masochistic type of person will play this on an emulator in windowed mode at it's smallest possible size, I personally plan to play this on my TV when it's "Finished" So I'll be posting my updates in larger sizes and enlarging what i've done.