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Crocomire by SovanJedi Crocomire by SovanJedi
Like the Shadow of the Colossus image, this is another one using just MS Paint and the default 16-colour palette. The added luxury of a graphics tablet helps somewhat, and yet at the same time feels very much like overkill for such a simple program.

again, a great opportunity to experiment with using the same colour in different locations to create the illusion of new colours (the peach tone used in the rocks is the same used in the lava, but because of the surrounding colours they both effectively look like different colours.)

I was going to add Samus at the front here but decided that I was happy with it as it stands. I could perhaps have asked Microsoft to have included a darker grey colour for the smoke as their default MS Paint colour - perhaps using the dark green would have worked in its place?
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a73 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
This is so cool! Well done!
chillydeathdude Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
the brutality done to crocomire makes me sad
Finndragon92 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
He gave me nightmares, when i faced him first time
nazh3 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
jimmydinh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
This rocks!!!
Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Have you ever seen the M.U.G.E.N. remake of this boss fight? -->…
Demon242 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
First gruesome video game death I ever saw. Weirded me out as a kid to see it. Which caused me to scream all the louder when he made his skeletal return. 
presstartoplay Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
The only gory death I've ever seen in a Nintendo game. It really suprised me when I saw it for the first time!
Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Ever seen Bowser's death in the more recent "New Super Mario Bros" after beating him in World 1? It's very similar and also involves him getting his flesh burned off in a similar manner.

He also then returns twice in World 8 afterwards. First as a skeletonized zombie. Then he's brought back by Bowser Jr as his normal self, but bigger.
presstartoplay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
I've seen it. It used to scare me when I was younger. It's really a brutal death for a Mario game! But at least, you don't actually see his flesh melt off.
Such a gruesome death
Pikachulord Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artist
Pikachulord Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artist
oops i mean :(
hotrod2001 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
impressive, love the 16-bit effect.
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
that was a VERY painful day
great, now I have to play metroid again!
great.. now I have to play metroid again
Zarameus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
This is going to haunt me forever. Thank you.
In all seriousness though, it's amazing work.
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I always thought that stuff it lands in was acid, (sense it's more brownish & transparent then the lava in other areas of the game) but very cool take of that famous "death animation." :) Nice colors to.
BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   General Artist
It's... Beautiful, my favorite boss ever from Metroid ever. And you did this amazingly!!! I'm happy you didn't include Samus, if you did I think she would make this not as good.
Mare-Of-The-Sea Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist
I've always been horrified by its death
NintendoSensei77 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I'm not sure if I commented on this yet lol.

But that look like it hurt :P
yumifan Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Great work, I don't feel bad for him anyway.
ronnieraccoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Hot damn! Really hot! One of my favorite moments ever in gaming from back in the day was beating this miniboss for the first time. That and the fight with Mother Brain. BEST MINIBOSS EVERRRRRRR!
GauntletsTheArtist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat looks like lava he fell in. I'm sure dat's supposed 2 b acid. But dat's nice either way.
HeroicSword Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sonolad Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Awwww poor Crocomire. Great picture btw =D
Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Fracking hilarious!

Zyborggian Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Croco suffered a BRUTAL death!
Wait... did you say SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS!?!?!?!?!?
*runs straight to your gallery*
NeonZephyr Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is beyond impressive. MS Paint can be really rough to work in, and working under a color-limit's even harder, and you've made it seem easy. Great work! :+fav:
Almy-Nol Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
You have some mad skills to be able to use MS Paint like that. I really want to get this game now, just to fight this guy!
AdrianFarenheitTepes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Haha, owned.
KeeSomething Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Again, you are amazing. I remember seeing this for the first time on NeoGAF, and I was like "...What the fuck?"
Katzy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I'm amazed at the things people can do with MS Paint.:wow:

That battle really stuck with me. I didn't know he would come busting thru the other wall! Freaked me the hell out.
NeoTornado Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
wow. I can't believe this was made in only MS paint's 16 colors! :O
Rundas45 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
That is totally awesome. One of the greatest things I have seen on deviantart. Congratulations. This is so awesome I'm gonna watch you. As for this... going straight to my favorites.
Turbid-D Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Fantastic rendition. Would be perfect as an animated cut scene for good ol Super.
Poor Crocomire.
Sierously great picture.
lifelessbody Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
This was one of the first videogame scenes to really creep me out as a kid.
johnlewisbrooks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree! That was some HEAVY shit!
COlimar788 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... sums up Crocomire. And is really impressive for default MS Pain colors. o.o Great job!
JoeyVirginJr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
This is exceedingly impressive.
acn010 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Crazy-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
One of two scenes that have inspired the Orlox battle in Castlevania-Symphony of the Night.

And you did a hell of a job on it.
metaakumu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
poor croco, I always felt bad about beating most of the bosses/mini bosses in this game they're just wild critters defending their home... this guy is definitely my favorite though, good job with MS paint, looks better in the smaller pic than the enlarged though, but when working with pixels like that I'm sure it's unavoidable, excelent work.
Hyliaman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Crocomire yes, he was just a wild creature who got trapped in a place too hot for him to handl. But Ridley, Kraid, Phantoon, and Draygon were all part of the space pirates. Soo...they deserved it.
pyra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is pretty amazing! I showed all my friends. I want to try this with my tablet too, now! Love it.
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