Pixel artist Paul Robertson has done it again, this time with art from the beloved cartoon The Simpsons. The re-imagined opening directed and animated by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon with a chiptune cover of the opening theme music by Jeremy Dower has gone viral, with warm receptions from pixel and cartoon aficionados alike. Check it out below!
Browsing Bandcamp for new chiptunes and video game music is quickly becoming one of my favorite pastimes, even if it is technically work-related… regardless, today I’ve got quite a gem of a soundtrack to share with you! Samurai Blitz is a mobile runner / platformer / hack n’ slash hybrid with beautiful pixel artwork and fantastic music. Kick back and take a listen to the OST right here:
The video is an animated pixel-art adventure as the two producers venture to defeat an evil volcano that turns boobs into monsters… or something. Even after multiple viewings I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I am sure I like it.
Sometimes I miss the days of low quality graphics like SNES’s Mode 7 graphics and ANSI art. There was something great about seeing an image not quite resolve properly and get all pixelated. It was so cutting edge to see Bowser fly out from the background, even if he looked like a bunch of blocks when he got to the front of the screen. I loved it then and I love it now.