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Games that uses background drawing instead of sprites?
Post Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:42 pm
A user recently commented on the Reviews section about the special technique that games like Golden Axe and Altered Beast used back in the day for drawing big sprites on the screen: those weren't sprites, but background drawings! Which SMS games used this technique? Can we sort them with a tag?
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:55 am
Many games use this in places, eg for bosses. Not many use it for literally everything, though, so it's a continuum between always and never using sprites and thus hard to tag.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Ron_Stard wrote
Which SMS games used this technique?

Mortal Kombat is quite an interesting example .. it draws one character using sprites and the other using the background. Which character uses what technique depends on a couple(?) of factors and generally changes back & forth a number of times during a fight.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Great example for me is "DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY", only P1 and P2 are sprites, rest is all background, game is very fluid at all.
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