Monthly Archives: February 2015

Star Wars X-Wing fighter and Stortmtrooper Perler

20150225_131417 20150225_131424 20150225_131434 20150225_131441One of my friends was looking at my webpage, and noticed there was a distinct shortage of Star Wars Perlers here, so I sought out some sprites online and found these two. I plan on adding a Millennium Falcon soon, as well.

I loved Star Wars since my youth, and vividly remember going to see Return of the Jedi in the theater with my grandmother back in the day. I really hope the new movies coming out will live up to the legacy of the originals more than the prequel movies did.

With these two sprites, I’m keeping up the theme of colored borders, and chose the turquoise blue to match the blue of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, and the red border for the storm trooper to match the laser rifle blasts.

Town & Country Surf Designs Perler

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When I was a tween on the California coast in the mid eighties, there were very few articles of clothing that I loved more than my  T&C Surf Designs shirts and board shorts. The clothes were stupid expensive compared to the stuff you could get at K-Mart, but I begged to be dressed like the other cool kids at school. I wore them until they were way too tight.

The NES game Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage wasn’t the best skateboarding game ever, but it was on a very short list of games that included “extreme” sports. Skate or Die was the only other one, and it was equally as bad.

Pictured above are Joe Cool, Thrilla Gorilla, and Tiki Man in action. I’m starting to put colored borders on almost anything I make anymore, and I particularly like the neon borders to give these a little extra 80’s flair.

Mappy characters and items.

20150121_112825 20150121_112739I wanted some smaller sprites to make, and after making the Burgertime set, I thought these would be good candidates. I love the little object sprites, especially the Mona Lisa one. I will likely be making more of those for fridge magnets or keychains.

Mappy is one of those games that shows up on the little joystick consoles, or Namco collections. It’s not my favorite game of all time, but it’s fun for a few games before going back to Galaga or Pac-Man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mappy

 

Batman Returns NES Perler.

20150204_100005 20150204_100016I made this for a co-worker who is really into Batman and the classic NES games.

This is from the game Batman Returns for the original Nintendo. I gave it a grey border to match the grey of the Adam West Batman suit, and I like the way that sprites with borders that aren’t the typical “black”.

 

I spit hot fire!

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I recently acquired a new domain name http://spithotfire.com and I have no idea what to do with it. It was free with the new hosting I bought for this site, and was inspired by this Perler piece.

Dig-Dug was such a simple premise for a game, and was super easy until you reach the higher levels of the game when the Pookas and Fygars came at you with a vengeance. When I had the Atari XE version of this game, I once cleared all of the dirt and rocks, just to say I did it.

I love the way this turned out, and I think I’m going to be making some more Dig-Dug action beadsprites, now. =) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_Dug