Monday, December 2, 2013

Sprite Patterns December Day 2: Streets of Rage and Too Much Text

Hello! Today is the second day of this year's Sprite Patterns December, and after all of yesterday's fluffy cuteness, it seemed like a good idea to post some patterns from a needlessly karate filled old video game! Before I post the patterns for today, I have to say that I actually don't know that much about Streets of Rage. I have a Sega Genesis with a bunch of games pre-programmed into it plugged into my TV, and I do enjoy playing it. If I'm going to be playing a side scrolling beat-em'-up, I don't want to be dealing with all of Golden Axe's sword and sorcery crap, especially not when I can be a cop who for some reason is dressed like she's headed to a photo shoot and is, for some reason, kicking a lot of people. As is the case with a lot of beat-em'-ups, though, I am horrible at Streets of Rage. Usually, I can abuse an arcade collection's continue feature to get past this, which has allowed me to see the stunning cinematic endings of such noted games as Sengoku and Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja. On my Sega, however, there is no infinite continue thing, so I instead get to level two or three, accidentally use up all of the special attacks where stuff explodes because I get distracted and start talking to someone, have to start over two or three times, and then play Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, which I am awesome at.

After e-mailing back and forth with Gatchacaz (of the lovely blog Gatchastitch) about the games programmed into the Genesis, she suggested that I make some of the characters, particularly the ones from Streets of Rage, from the games as sprite patterns. I thought that it would be fun to make Blaze and the other characters that I never play as because I am shallow and want to play as the girl, so I decided to give it a try. Much to my shock, the guys who are not Blaze change from game to game, and, in fact, at some point, they befriend a child with a skateboard and let him kick people. This seems like a bad idea to me, but if the streets have too much rage, I guess someone has to take care of it.

For today, I just have the characters from the first game, because that seemed like the thing to do. I don't have much to say about these patterns, other than that I hope that they look as much like they're from the early 90s as the characters do within the game. I hope that those of you who are interested in these patterns like them!

With those patterns posted, I am done for today! These won't be the last Sega patterns for the month, as I already have one much, much frillier and more pastel character charted and ready to go. As always, though, if you have any requests, let me know in the comments! I don't know what I will post tomorrow, but I will be back with another post of sprite patterns before the day is over. Have a nice day!


  1. Hey, Have you heard of the RPG Aveyond? I was wondering if you could please make some characters from The Lord of Twilight Series? They are quite small and this is a link address for some of the characters if you want them :),d.dGI&psig=AFQjCNGkPrepFfjrtT9B_BIziqZRehYH-Q&ust=1386133581636811

    1. Hello! I have heard of the game, but have never played it, so I very much appreciate the link that you posted in your comment! Are there any characters in particular that you want?

    2. Yes Please :)
      May I please have Mel, Edward, Stella, Te’ijal and Galahad?
      Thank you so much, It is my favourite game of all time.

    3. You're welcome! If you're still reading this, for now, I'll be making the patterns in the style that I'm currently posting, but if you want a different one, feel free to contact me at allisonpbates(a) with more details. Doing requests is fun, and without them, my blog wouldn't have nearly as much variety as it does.

    4. It is alright :) I like the sprites that you make :) I have emailed you a lot before so I feel kind of bad about requesting again. I am only under anonymous so my name isn't out here. :)
      Thank you so much for doing this! You are amazing!!!

    5. Wow, how mysterious! Either way, though, even if you have requested a lot in the past, I don't care about that. As long as people are nice, I do my best to fill their requests, regardless of how many times they've asked in the past.