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Super Duck Hunt drops the famous characters of Duck Hunt into an 8bit, war torn Nintendo world, where only one unlikely, four legged hero can to save the day…. viewers are not advised to hold their breath!
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HISTORY and CRITIQUE
Started late 2004, completed 2012
Created in Adobe Flash & MS paint
Super Duck Hunt is a fully featured and stylised animated short, presented with authentic 8bit video game visuals. This project uses thousands upon thousands of painstakingly dotted, original sprites created specifically for this film.
Only a handful (12) of sprites originally existed for the Dog before I intervened.
Please forgive the dips in quality at times; this was my training piece, where I cut my teeth in the field of animation.
Complaints about the story are warranted; this short film was not made in a linear fashion; The intro and ending are the newest footage while the middle is the oldest, with touch ups.
Super Duck Hunt is essentially a series of difficult animating challenges, presented to myself, with a further effort to seamlessly string it all together in an entertaining manner.
The story was of course an after thought, but I am really pleased to see the negative reaction to an unresolved premise from a few viewers, which tells me that those people became invested in the story initially presented, telling me that I did something right.
There are pacing issues throughout that I am aware of, this seems to be my biggest problem when it comes to animation, I overestimate the patience of the viewer.
Create a grand pixelated Super Mario animation minus Mario using another infamous, exciting but under used retro gaming character in his place. Create original sprite assets to accomplish this goal.
GET THE SPRITES HERE:
This animation is a nostalgic trip for those with fond NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) memories, with a booming 8bit Sound track to match! As this is not only a square cartoon but a compilation of some of the best NES music ever.
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4) Bionic Commando
5) River City Randsom
6) TMNT 2
7) Megaman 4
8) Journey to Silius
9) Akumajō Densetsu: Castlevania 3
10) Final Fantasy 1
11) Final Fantasy 3
12) Ninja Gaiden
14) Dr Mario
15) Metal Gear
18) The Legend of Zelda
22) Dizzy Adventure
23) Silver Surfer
25) Double Dragon
27) Gradius 2
28) Kirby Adventure
29) Lagrane Adventure
31) Duck Tales IN SPACE!!! (Credits) Shout out to Brentalfloss!