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I recently downloaded Mighty Switch Force onto my 3DS. I very much enjoy it. Though I wish it were more of a full title... mix in a little metroid powering up and progression... I'm a sucker for pixel art.

I took some liberties with the design, the biggest of which was making the bill on her helmet transparent like a Gatchaman helmet.

The game is from WayForward and is like 6 bucks. Give it a shot! Nintendo download doesn't have much else going for it.
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XyE01 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This may likely be the best mighty switch force art I've seen on deviantart. Not only did you stay true to the art style of wayforward, you improved on it.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I love the style in the game, it was kind of hard to come up with an image I liked. I gave a copy of this to someone from WayForward when I had a booth at Anime Expo one year.
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XyE01 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How'd they react?
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Seemed to like it... but maybe they were just being nice, lol
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XyE01 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I would've lost it if I worked at wayforward! I'd have been like "DUUUUUDE!"
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Oh yeah! I love Mighty Switch Force too!
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I want to find time to do a new image for the new game. And some Shantae stuff... just... no time...
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
You're welcome, though I'm not much of a fan of Shantae though. I've played some of them, such as Risky's Revenge, just wasn't my thing.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Really? Oh well. I'm a sucker for side scroller games that call back to the games of my youth. I've actually only ever played the latest one, Risky's Revenge. But I'm looking forward to the next one coming on 3DS, and I funded the kickstarter for the HD sequel as well. ^^;;

I've also met with a few of the creators. I support what they're doing. ^^
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absolfusion Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Wait it's not transparent? 0_0 My life is a lie...
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sorry to rock your world like that. XD
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Israel42 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaw impressive! first time i heard of such a game too!
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
If you have a 3DS and $5.00 on the eShop I suggest giving it a shot. There's a sequel out now as well where she's a firewoman-robot. Apparently she's a robot. I guess the light is part of her head and not the helmet? Kidding.
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Israel42 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^W^ heh awesome! thanks for telling me.!
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved how weird and cute this game was. I love Wayforward's stuff lately, they've been doing a lot neat things and now they're even working on an NES Ducktales' remake! It's just good to see some folks keeping 2D platforming alive.

For this pic, I like the dynamic angle and lighting!
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I gave a print of this to the president of WayForward at Anime Expo. XD
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, wow, awesome! I bet they liked it, right?
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh, I should have put that in the comment... he came to my table and his daughter pointed it out to him. So I gave it to him. I was going to do an illustration for Shantae... but then I got really busy on Korra. o_o;
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, well, sounds like it went to a good cause, then. =)
I only became a Shantae fan more recently when I downloaded the DSi game on my 3DS a year ago; I'm very excited to see how the new 3DS Shantae game comes along. I heard today that it's supposed to come out this summer.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really liked that game as well. I did not know about a new 3DS game... I wonder if that's what I was supposed to do an illustration for? 9_9;;
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, it is going to be a pirate-themed game, apparently. :)
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LighttheChao Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I actually think this is the best fanart of the game I've seen!! I mean, Patricia looks epic with this design! Too bad she's getting a reboot in HD for only the Wii U. If possible, they should bring a sequel to the 3DS and give the players the option to switch between the hand drawn or pixel graphics(they made it possible for Rayman Origins on 3DS, so why not?)
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I actually met one of the designers at Anime Expo and gave him a copy of this image. And basically signed it, asking for a sequel with longer levels and more complex gameplay. So I know there are people at the company who want to do it, but just need to convince the bosses that there is a demand for it, and it'll make money.

I love the game! It's got a sort of Mega Man feel to it. I don't HATE the HD graphics of the WiiU version, but I do like the pixel art more. Probably because I've been playing games since the 80's and the whole nostalgic love for the style.
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LighttheChao Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha, that sounds epicly amazing!! But, yeah, the pixel art is growing more and more as I get older, but I grew up with both pixels(starting with A Link to the Past remake for GBA) and Wind Waker(but I got a taste of 3D because of an experience that I failed at with the N64 version of OoT, but the console belonged to my cousin, so I grew up in the PS2 and GC era of console three-dimensionality).

But, I really would love to see it come back on the 3DS again, but hopefully with the added option to alter the graphics depending on what the gamer wants
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ZDForrest Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome!
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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megadrivesonic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
i still needs to play this game
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's really fun!
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megadrivesonic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
well cant wiate to play it then
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DKLreviews Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This game was amazing...

But it was so short.

Way Forward just needs to make a new Shantae already; THEY CAN HAVE MY MONEY.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well.. they made that one like... what? A year ago?

I need to re-buy it ever since I upgraded from a DSi XXLT to the 3DS. And cave story.
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DKLreviews Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Came out in October 2010, so it has been a while.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I guess it doesn't feel like it to me because I'm always so busy with work and so many games are stacked up that need playing...
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Biggysix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
the game reminds me of megeman, and since megaman is kinda gone now, I might try this game.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I know... I really wish they would expand on it to make it MORE of a Megaman... or metroid... with bosses and power ups to be found. The art style is great and the pixel work is spot on.
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ceroxide Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I just got this game and Mega Man X much :P
but its such a great fun title, really worth the 6 bucks :D
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magikartz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang, nice perspective dude and interesting pose I really like it! Yea I picked this game up a week or so and have been killing myself trying to get those pars XD.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!

I would have liked a version of the game that had normal kind of levels and boss stages and such.
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Neo-Draco Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Awesome!
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
You better tell the fine gentlemen at WayForward that this picture of yours just made me buy the game. :)

I didn't know about it at all until now. And now I'm buying it!

Pixel art. It's awesome. I should always buy everything WayForward does.

And your picture is a wonderful rendition of this character, for sure.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ha ha! And i found about it when Genzoman did a fan art of the character! XD
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Yeah, I saw that one when I was looking for more fan art of her. Genzoman does great stuff, as always.

I've been playing the game all weekend, and it's addictive. And I totally suck at getting good times.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I know... I've only made par on like the first three or four.
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Excetera-ZEN Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Writer
This is a lot fun for such a small price. Nice rendition of heroine!
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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DinsFire03 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is awesome!
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This sort of reminds me of the turbo justice video I saw on youtube.
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will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I had to look that up. Wow... cool stuff. And I DEFINITELY see the resemblance!
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wizard11 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg eoe this so AWESOME
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