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Amiga Tribute: Wolfchild by LukeTheRipper Amiga Tribute: Wolfchild by LukeTheRipper
Saul Morrow from Wolfchild.

Part 17/24 of my Amiga tribute project >3

Heh, I really wish this game didn't need an introduction, but let me introduce to you, Wolfchild
Hooo boy, could I talk about this game for hours |D
Damn, if I didn't randomize the charas for this project, this would be the first I'd do... hell, I would even stick multiple entries for all I care XD
Yeah, Wolfchild happens to be one of my biggest favs among video games, and for good reasons too. No, it's not just because the main character is a wolfman (and it's wolfman, not werewolf, he's a genetically altered "chimera"), I mean, lots of games have werewolf/wolfman charas and it's not like all are my favs. Wolfchild just had the charm and the gameplay to keep me entertained.
First, the graphics, I say it a lot about Amiga games, but the design was really breathtaking, from a masterpiece of an airship, to a run down jungle, followed by a bug-infested temple up to a futuristic fortress, each and every stage was brilliantly designed (especially the temple... damn, so many animated details it blows your mind how long they were workin' on it), of course, the music isn't any less than awesome as well, it might not be the best OST ever made, but it's catchy, upbeat and just enjoyable to listen to (again, the temple got the best track IMO), and of course, the overall gameplay, very responsive, fast-paced, challenging yet not frustrating, it's pretty much one of the best pieces of pure platformer action that you could come across (think castlevania-style platformer rather than Mario XD).
To top it off, excluding the Mega-CD version, all ports were downgraded to some extend, both visual and audio wise. The SNES version was hands down the worst port (in other words, the fabled SNES couldn't handle the whole extent of this game's awesomeness), especially the new OST which was mediocre at best, and the Genesis port was as close to the original as it got (before the Mega-CD version came out that is). SO yeah, yay Amiga >D

So what else can I say... I could really go all fanboy about it, describe each and every detail, and I actually cleared it over 50 times (the only game I ever cleared more times would be Robocop, but that game is special for me >3), well, I could mention I had a tough time deciding the setting, first I thought about drawing Saul in his human form with his wolfman form as a silhouette behind him, then I thought about drawing both versions doing their attacks (as human Saul can only punch while his wolfman version throws a variety of fireballs), but finally decided to go with his wolfman version throwing some fireballs around. Hope it pleases you guys |3

Other parts of the project - Shadow Of The Beast, Shadow Fighter, Zool, The Chaos Engine, Superfrog, Skeleton Krew, The Speris Legacy, Flashback, Agony, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Fightin' Spirit, Ruff 'N' Tumble, SwitchBlade, Lionheart, The Lost Vikings, Brian The Lion, Wolfchild, Gods, Entity, Franko: The Crazy Revenge, Hired Guns, Turrican, The Killing Game Show, Yo! Joe!


Saul Morrow (c) Core Design
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016   General Artist
Amazing.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Alexisfem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I always do my best ^^
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Alexisfem Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see!! congratulations!!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly ^^
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Alexisfem Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome dear Luke!!
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Kai45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I'm not entirely sure why, but I LOVE the pose in this one!!! And that affect you did, not sure how to describe it...around his hands? Really tops the piece off! Good work, as always!!!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I know why I love it XD
And the effect around his hands are fireballs he's about to hurl at his enemies, hehe, part of the pose, as I wanted to make him look wild and dynamic, while staying in character. And since all kinds of fireballs are his primary attack in werewolf form, wanted to draw him throw some around XD
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Hercu-Liz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Awesome!!!  Such a superb piece, from such a classic game!  Wolfchild was always one of my top Amiga games (close behind Shadow Of The Beast).  You have done such an amazing job with this one buddy!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, for me Wolfchild is still among my most fav games ever ^^ hence why I really did my utmost best to do justice to this great title ^^
Great to hear it looks good ^^
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Zajefajna gra, kiedyś grałem w to na amidzie :) strasznie podobała mi się muzyka.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, no cóż, jeśli gra trafia na listę moich najulubieńszych tytułów, to dzieje się tak nie bez powodu >3
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks cool :D i so much like werewolves
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Werewolves are always cool >3
But not every wolfie can shoot so many kinds of fireballs like he can >D
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GunSlingerDante Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Oh awesome!

I kind of remember another Werewolf game, but it was for the NES.

Awesome work.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, there were countless of these, werewolves were always popular monsters after all XD
Hmmm, the NES one you're referring could be Altered Beast, where the first beast you turn into was a werewolf, or Warwolf (called Werewolf: The Last Warrior in the States), as these were some of the better known wolfman themed games for NES.

hehe, but for me, this wolfman was just a notch above others, and stayed one of my favs to this day ^^
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GunSlingerDante Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Wait! It was this one!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP_NX2…

It had some kick ass music. The one you mentioned.

Werebeasts are some of my favourite monsters. 
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And if you like werebeasts so much, why not grab an emulator and give Wolfchild a try?
It doesn't have to be the Amiga version, the genesis is the most decent port, or Mega-CD if you can \emulate that one.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, told ya it's probably Warwolf >D

Hmmm,a nd it depends which of the ones I mentioned, Altered Beast, Warwolf, or Wolfchild?
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trumi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Najbardziej lubiłem 1 planszę,czyli statek powietrzny.

Temat muzyczny wpadał w ucho !
www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4pQmw…


Dynamiczna praca jak zwykle,widać pozy w ruchu to twoja specjalność:thumbsup:

Tak trzymać !
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jak dla mnie każdy track był genialny. Choaciaż ten z pierwszej planszy najbardziej rozpoznawany, bo słyszysz go za każdym razem gdy rozpoczynasz grę XD

I nie musisz podsyłąć mi linków, cały OST znam wyjątkowo dobrze i nawet gdybym nie miał go ściągniętego cąłego już daaaaawno temu... to i tak każdy track mam utrwalony w pamięci barzdo dokładnie XD

Well, i nie powiedziałbym, że "pozy w ruchu to moja specjalność", raczej "chce być dobry w pozach w ruchu więc ciagle nad nimi pracuje i wychodzi mi najwidoczniej coraz lepiej". Po prostu cały czas staram się rysować postacie w co bardziej wymagających pozycjach by naprawde kiedyś były moją specjalnością, aczkolwiek wiem też ile póz zdecydowanie jeszce mi nie wychodzi i co jakiś czas na nimi pracuję XD
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trumi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Jest spoko.Przyjemnie się na nie patrzy,trzymają poziom.
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