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Rocket Knight in High-Def by anotherblazehedgehog Rocket Knight in High-Def by anotherblazehedgehog
A little over 24 hours of work for this one.

I've been meaning, just out of curiosity, to try and make a "High-Def Game Screenshot" for a while now. I even started experimenting with something like this related to Shantae, but when the downloadable Rocket Knight game was announced, I seized my chance.

Sparkster himself and the wolf enemy were drawn by hand (while looking at a sprite sheet), scanned, and then colored with vectors.

The crystals are 3D models that I made in Milkshape 3D.

For the background, I took a few screenshots of the SNES Sparkster game and then traced over specific tiles with vectors. It was mainly to get the tile-size right, so none of what I traced is 1:1.

Some of it's kind of sloppy, but... I don't usually do videogame tiles, especially at this resolution.
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HotCatcoa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whoa! This is gorgeous! Makes me kinda wishful we could get a remake like this, but I'm sure you already have a bunch of comments like that.

I am just envious of your skill level! You call it sloppy, but I can't really see a thing wrong with it. Very soft, yet bright and pleasing to the eyes.
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sureshot9593 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
This has to be Sega's most underrated games. It was one of my favs when I had a sega genisis, next only to sonic 2, and they never made a sequal for it. :(
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DR-WATCHAMACALLIT Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
SOMEONE MAKE THIS!!!
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Sortis86 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
agreed, I wish they would make another game too.
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MUMBLEPENGUIN Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wow: :la:
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tanookiboy17 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Pretty slick. Kind of wish it was an actual game now.
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Bandooo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EXCELENT!!
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thedaemon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Looks great, I've been playing the new 3d one with my 6 button genesis controller (usb adapter), it's been a blast!
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sonicteams Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Dude, I think you should totally remake Sparkster Snes, I mean this looks good, :D there could be Some game programs that could do this
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stupidog112 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
[link] done by the same style
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cobra10 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw this on youtube earlier this year, this is awesome man, good job :)
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rafaelpereira Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, excellent! The way you drew Sparkster and the wolf made the old game justice, yet it feels fresh and new. The sky could be a little brighter, but that's me being nitpicky. Congrats!
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gummybelly Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
omg love the game and love this art.
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toastypk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
That looks... so awesome. So well drawn and awesome.

I really miss Sparkster's hair in the new game, even though I'm really looking forward to the game. They said it was to keep Sparkster's modest personality didn't work with his hair. Though he was still cute and loveable and cool with it, I thought.
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rocketxknighter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I love this picture the game should stick to 2D sprites, climax did say they are to cheap to use 2D animation so they went with ugly 3D graphics instaid.

I know about the new games flaws but I'm still gonna get it I'm just glad there is at least a new sequal but next one shouldn't be made by climax only konami should work on this game.
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UpaUpa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
So much better than the new game.
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Clownboss Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Nice.
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Metalix-Reshef Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Student Filmographer
dude thats freakin bueatiful well worth the time and effort
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joshyartist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Excellent stuff i must say. I am kinda missing his punk hair that he had. Axel Gear managed to to GAIN the punk hair and have his armor go blood red. Lucky SOB
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OSM1017 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Looks 100 times better than the new game. I love it.
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i agree
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joshyartist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
oh give the new game a break. we're lucky we're even getting it.
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