Sprite Art

I've decided to occasionally keep a sprite or two as a souvenir from the games I've played, because that's a totally normal thing that people do, right?

Observe below a gallery of some of the best and worst sprite art in gaming history! Witness the evolution of 2D video game pixel art over three decades! See evolving game protagonist trends at a glance! Or you could just use it as a menu to browse through my articles I suppose.

Hovering over an image will reveal who it is and what it's from and clicking will take you to the game's page.
(Updated 20th May 2016)



RPGs and Action Adventure Games:

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Shoot 'em Ups (Vertical Scrolling):

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Shoot 'em Ups (Horizontal Scrolling):

1987
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Adventure Games:

1989
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1994
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Platformers and the Like:
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Scrolling Beat 'em Ups:

1991
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1995

Fighting Games:

1985


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1995

Batman Games:


Castlevania Games:

Mario Games:

Spider-Man Games:

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