‘Togekiss watching Doduo take a crap’ and other mistaken sprites

I still struggle to see Emperor Gestahl correctly

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Instead of taking a proper lunch break away from my computer today, I got caught up in this funny, nostalgic NeoGAF thread about “sprites that look like things they’re not supposed to.”

Older games allowed and even encouraged us to use our imaginations to bring their lo-fidelity worlds and characters to life and, sometimes, what we saw clashed with the artists’ intent.

The biggest offender for me is the dark wizard Agahnim from A Link to the Past, illustrated above, but I’ll to admit to thinking for years that Bullet Bills in Super Mario Bros. had grins, not arms.

The most entertaining example, though, has got to be the old sprite for Hitmonchan:

Sprites that look like things they’re not supposed to [NeoGAF]


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