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Super Smash Land is a free PC demake of Nintendo's popular Super Smash Brothers crossover fighter. It imagines the game as a cart for the original monochrome Game Boy. More of a PC fan? The latest version of Team Fortress 2 demake Gang Garrison was released a few months ago. If you prefer just to look, there are some gorgeous demake mock-ups made by Junkboy. Previouisly.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
This looks great! And oh wow, this post is a demake treasure trove! Lots of those in the last link look fantastic.

My favorite demake is Soundless Mountain II. Some day, it'll be finished-ish! And so will Amnesia.
posted by byanyothername at 8:54 PM on October 6, 2011


I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't do this for real. Jump Ultimate Stars is basically Smash Brothers for the DS with anime characters, and its heaps of fun even when you're playing it untranslated and don't know any characters beyond Luffy and Goku. A proper 2D Smash Bros would be ace.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:56 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


around '09 something started to piss me off about 'demakes'

maybe i'm low on seratonin or something but they and their fans seem kind of artificial or affected, it's giving me this icky vibe

yume nikki is still great but it isn't a demake really
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:13 PM on October 6, 2011


maybe i'm low on seratonin or something but they and their fans seem kind of artificial or affected, it's giving me this icky vibe

Its okay. You can say the 'h' word.

You're worried that many retrogame fans are hipsters. Do you feel annoyed when you play the gorgeous, tight brawler Scott Pilgrm? Do you bristle inside when you see a Mario shirt? Are you sick of the 8 bit aesthetic?

But seriously it's partly a gag and partly the idea that this sort of style kinda works.

Plus, real companies are starting to do this with stuff like Dark Void Zero, Mega Man 9, and the weird gun-stacking Serious Sam 2D games.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:16 PM on October 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


yume nikki is still great but it isn't a demake really

Yume Nikki is one of my favorite games in the world. Part of me would love love love to see what Kikiyama would do with a proper budget and development team.

Although Yume Nikki is interesting to bring up, because there are like, scads of little fan games that popped up around it....
posted by byanyothername at 9:23 PM on October 6, 2011


Well, hell. It's not like I have a dissertation to write or anything.
posted by dhens at 9:42 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


If Gang Garrison isn't your thing, there's also Team Fortress 2 Arcade.
posted by sysinfo at 9:59 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


My favorite thing about Jump Ultimate Stars is that Arale, the turd-obsessed little robot girl from Dr. Slump, is a character.
posted by JHarris at 10:14 PM on October 6, 2011


@LiB

i havent got beef much with hipsters, they mostly do their own thing and thats fine. i mean it is sort of "exploitative" and "targeted" i guess
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 10:17 PM on October 6, 2011


I like one of the demake mockups is "Starcraft", except they show a screenshot of Starcraft II. The original Starcraft actually used an "8-bit*" (i.e. 256 color) graphics here's a screenshot

* by 8-bit I mean pixels each had 8 bits of data, giving 256 on-screen colors. normally when people say '8-bit' they mean graphics that looked like they came from a system with an 8-bit processor, which typically had much lower color depth. The NES could only have 25 colors on screen at once, for example
posted by delmoi at 10:33 PM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Uhh, this isn't a demake, it's a PC game. Great job with the pixel art, but fit it on a Game Boy ROM and I'll really be impressed.

And yeah, Yume Nikki is amazing... the almost complete reclusiveness of the author is part of the mystique.
posted by shii at 11:58 PM on October 6, 2011


Is this Junkboy of Minecraft fame?
posted by Jimbob at 12:41 AM on October 7, 2011


Neat-o! I'll be playing this later.

I also want to point to a previous reply of mine that mentions Super Mario War, because it's another Smash Brothers-esque remix using Super Mario World tiles. Its main developer has sadly passed and progress has halted indefinitely, but versions 1.7 and 1.8 are still endless fun.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 10:07 AM on October 7, 2011


This looks so cool! I got chills when megaman came in. Really great chiptunes soundtrack, too.
posted by Buckt at 3:38 PM on October 7, 2011


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