Haggar is back with an all-new, scratch-made sprite, Burnov is in rage mode with a new sprite to celebrate Double Dragon II’s 25th anniversary, Shantae gets a kinda-realistic sprite, Hawk (from Konami’s Vendetta/Crime Fighters 2) gets a slightly improved sprite (and “Hawkamania” palettes in the GFX Generators) and his friend Kate just seems happy to get some fan art. That, and much more, is explained in the site’s news post, Unfinished Business (not be confused with the EPMD album).
WWF Superstars. Arcade.
Billy Lee from Double Dragon loves wrestling.
Today’s update includes more NES-styled sprites (RCR, Double Dragon 1, Mighty Final Fight and more) and RCR store backgrounds added to the Fake Screenshot generator along with some scratch-made Dragon’s Crown 8-bit sprites. You’ll also find a set of RCR sprites and sprite edits with a crazy amount of palettes. There’s more info on the latest site news post.
The Stunt People’s action pact ode to Double Dragon, “Triple Dragon.”
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Linda (Double Dragon)
I tried to match a sprite edit of Linda I’d done a few years ago with CvS sprites as a base (King’s head and Mai’s body, I think) with the same size and colors (mostly), but this still has my own sprite look to it. The pose is mostly based on old fan art I drew.
The Graphic Generators, pages that let you make your own fake screenshots, got a little update.
GroupShot Maker and Vs. Maker: New sprites include Linda from Double Dragon (DD1 arcade, DD1 NES and DD2 arcade looks + DD2 palettes), Radd Spencer in his NES look, Abobo and Williams in their DD2 looks (with DD2 palettes added). New palettes were added to Marian (her various hair and outfit color combos) and the Double Dragons (Doppelganger/Shadow from DD2).
Fake Screenshot: More Mega Man NES-style sprite edits were added to the those generators. The Custom sprite gallery finally has a page for all those hastily made Mega Man edits, too.
Get more info on the site’s news post: SuperDoubleBionicVigilanteman
Linda from Double Dragon and Double Dragon II.
I look back on this and dislike how I drew DD1 Linda with a typical bad girl smirk, something I avoided with the DDII head I drew later.
Marian (Double Dragon)
I drew the sketch while babysitting my little niece, who was dealing with the cold or flu or whatever it was that knocked everyone out around Christmas 2012. I didn’t have a pic of the sprite, so I drew it from memory and purposefully turned her around to make the pose more interesting. It wasn’t 100% accurate, but still a bit scary that I remembered the pose of that sprite even through a flu-induced brain haze.
Abobo (Double Dragon)
I didn’t want him to look like a generic big guy, so I tried to bring in as much as I could from the arcade and NES sprites. That NES sprite is iconic, so I tried to make a Capcom-ish version of it that you could still identify just from the head alone. I made the head for a Hulk-based edit a while ago, but the head was the only part that I liked.
The last ScrollBoss site update of 2012 is a tribute to 1987 includes new scratch-made sprites from the old Kid Icarus (finally!), some doctors from Mega Man, Joe Musashi in his original outfit, the original Bionic Commando, Wonder Momo, and quite a few new and/or improved shots at Double Dragon characters, including Marian and Abobo.
I also added some resized Mega Man sprites, an old Elecman edit (Mega Man MvsC base, of course) and this “Mega Man - The Power Battles” to the Graphic Generators.
1987 games were getting tributes all year on the site. Check out Halloween updates 1 & 2 for a lot of Castlevania sprites and the site’s 12th anniversary for Samus, Lance & Bill sprites along with some earlier Shinobi and Double Dragon sprites.