16 Bit Unit

16 Bit Unit

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16 Bit Unit

Title: 16 Bit Unit
Pixel Artist: [thUg]  (Level 5 Sniper :: 12934 points)
Posted: 9/6/2010 9:42:00 AM
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics: 51 comments :: 84 favorites :: 0 avatars

Something I've started with a challenge a long time ago, that I finaly finished.

I've done a version with more colors but I'm not sure it's better, you can see it here and you can see a WIP here.

EDIT: You can find a vecto remake of "Holy Mech" here.

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-DE- (Level 11 General) at 5/18/2015 5:31:00 AM

Stylish work, love it!

bem (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 12/16/2011 9:50:00 AM

Absolutly excellent work :)

exocet (Level 6 Major) at 10/17/2011 8:16:00 AM

 Wow, great bunch of characters! I really like that 'sharp' style.

ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) at 9/9/2011 11:36:00 AM

The palette, the character design, the style O_O fave

QueenP (Level 1 Depressed) at 9/5/2011 4:20:00 AM

 Oh my god !!!!!! PERFECT.

Damcen (Level 1 Thug) at 7/30/2011 4:31:00 PM

 Wow, this is increadibly awesome :D

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) at 4/22/2011 8:16:00 AM

 Perfect !

NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) at 12/30/2010 9:33:00 PM

 those are pretty sweet!

Johnny303 (Level 1 Jukyu) at 10/17/2010 1:04:00 AM

This lineup reminds me of Darkstalkers!

Ankaris (Touareg)

Bishamon (Shogun Guard)

Huitzil (Holy Mech)

Jon Talbain (Mad Dag)

Lord Raptor (Alamo/Pool Jack?)

Pyron (Solar)

Victor (Big Kong)

I like this a lot!

Dweller (Level 4 Murderer) at 10/15/2010 10:15:00 PM

Fantastic, I like all of them, but Mad dog and mad dog are great

Markell (Level 1 Gangster) at 10/15/2010 1:53:00 PM

 Holy Mech looks shit hot. What a beast.

5angel (Level 1 Gangster) at 10/15/2010 1:23:00 AM

Omg, this is so awesome. Every character's design is great.

Roxerg (Level 2 Hired Gun) at 9/21/2010 6:05:00 AM

Truly Awesome. Colors fit for every one of those characters.

adscomics (Level 3 Stalker) at 9/13/2010 8:14:00 PM

this is win.

carrion (Level 6 Made) at 9/12/2010 10:43:00 AM

 This pallete definitivelly makes the whole effect, but pixels are perfect too!

MMM103 (Level 1 Thug) at 9/12/2010 8:24:00 AM

I want this palette so much. Nice!

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) at 9/10/2010 7:38:00 PM

 Nice. Bottom right is my favorite. I also prefer the recolored one.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) at 9/10/2010 4:45:00 PM

I prefer the versions with custom palettes, but it's true that the ones that become more monochrome lose some "punch".


iLKke (Level 9 Executioner) at 9/10/2010 7:40:00 AM

Nice, 8 colors FTW! You should have put 8cc among the tags.

Some of the designs are sub-par in my opinion, with 'solar' being the crappiest. by far.

Also I must admit this reminds me more of Ptoing's work than Dan Malone's :)


YOYOGiGi (Level 1 Rookie) at 9/10/2010 5:15:00 AM

yeah, it's great, i like the composition and the technics, it remind me Dan malone & mark coleman, good work :)

[thUg] (Level 5 Sniper) at 9/9/2010 11:49:00 AM

@ Jalonso: Thanks, I 've updated the typos.

@ DanielHyaku: Yep, Mad Dog is quite inspired from what I remember of the Witcher's box ;p

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) at 9/9/2010 11:12:00 AM

 Mad Dog = The Witcher? Hahaha I like it. Love the depth.

Helm (Level 5 Detective) at 9/8/2010 5:51:00 PM

I literally mean cardboard cutout. Single superbright pixels on all the edges make the volumes look flat.

Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) at 9/8/2010 3:12:00 PM

@ Helm, what do you mean by cardboard cutout?

greengun (Level 1 Gangster) at 9/8/2010 11:45:00 AM

this is fantastic, the colours and idea, ugh i love it. beautifully done. :)

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) at 9/8/2010 8:01:00 AM

This is nice, great style.

Ambient (Level 6 Major) at 9/7/2010 7:15:00 PM

 Neat collection, I really like the last one. The single pallet makes it more interesting for me, so I'm not caught up looking at the warm ones first.

jazcks (Level 5 Killer Klown) at 9/7/2010 7:37:00 AM

amazing work

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) at 9/6/2010 6:24:00 PM

Very very stylish! Text is nigh impossible to read at times and I can't Imagine Mad Dog to be a stealth unit but lovely work all round!

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) at 9/6/2010 5:50:00 PM

 i love this!!!... faveeed :DDD
looks like it was inspired into the ptoing robots somehow! but they has his own style :D

ProgZmax (Level 1 Depressed) at 9/6/2010 5:01:00 PM

The names are, at times, tough to read because of the letter arrangment but aside from that I quite love this. 

Stickman (Level 6 SWAT) at 9/6/2010 2:46:00 PM


Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) at 9/6/2010 2:40:00 PM

Makes my day. =8D

The preview makes it again.

This version is better.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 9/6/2010 2:08:00 PM

Only two flaws for me and they are just typos    o.O

more infos + escorte unit

Font details are fantastic o.O

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) at 9/6/2010 1:59:00 PM

Kick-ass dude!

Kiwi (Level 4 Shichikyu) at 9/6/2010 12:58:00 PM

 this is awesome! I prefer the monocolor one.

Designs in this are awesome, I love them!

also the font is lovely

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) at 9/6/2010 12:37:00 PM

very nice *ò* 

ShadeTornado (Level 1 Gangster) at 9/6/2010 11:33:00 AM

 This is awesome! I like the version with less colors better. This is pretty epic, actually :P

EdJr (Level 7 Ichikyu) at 9/6/2010 11:33:00 AM

Oh yeah, the other version is much better. But about this, it's just beautiful too, great design, colors and everything else. =P

And OMG 8 colors!? Simply perfect choice of colors.

Helm (Level 5 Detective) at 9/6/2010 11:14:00 AM

These are pretty great! Keep in mind the implication of all that single-pixel sharpness: makes stuff look like a cardboard cutout. Generally your selections in terms of pixel clusters could use a little work in my opinion.



ellie-is (Level 8 Cannibal) at 9/6/2010 11:14:00 AM

 Holy shit...

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 9/6/2010 10:55:00 AM

The version with more colors is much better.

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) at 9/6/2010 10:49:00 AM

Reminds me of Z from Bitmap Brothers, cool stuff! Wonderful work, I prefer this version over the one with more colors.

robotic76 (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 9/6/2010 10:49:00 AM

 omg, each character is awesome ! I also really like the way you wrote their names. Can't decide which one I prefer.

weezllane (Level 2 Quiet One) at 9/6/2010 10:46:00 AM


avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 9/6/2010 10:43:00 AM

 Though i like color version too

Mistiqueshis (Level 1 Rookie) at 9/6/2010 10:42:00 AM


This is amazing!

Favorited :3

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 9/6/2010 10:41:00 AM

WOW! Stylish! 

Delusion (Level 1 Rookie) at 9/6/2010 10:36:00 AM

Amazing style :O

Gur-B (Level 1 Rookie) at 9/6/2010 10:14:00 AM

Wow, wonderful spread with characters. Great design, I like this version.


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