Super Mario Suits Up [ IMAGE ]

I don’t really consider my self a purist, but there is definitely a feel from pixels/sprites that you cannot get from modern 3D games. Sure, titles like Fez or anything voxel can invoke a similar style, but that’s because they’re trying hard to replicate the look and feel of pixel games.

New Voxel Engine for the NES emulator FCEUX

I understand that pixel games are more of a niche now than something more mainstream. But there’s still a strong enough audience for them that they haven’t completely turned into something underground.

Here’s hoping that the retro resurgence of pixel based games becomes just big enough come back in the public’s eye, but not too big that EA buys, guts, and disposes of a company making them.


  • Armane

    But Fez doesn’t use voxels. In fact there’s almost no games that use voxels.

    Look at this list:

    Now cross off at least half of them, and then you’d get the amount of games with actual voxel graphics.

  • TNK

    What? No Hammer Bros Suit, Cape or any of the 3d exclusive powerups?

    • TNK

      Sorry I meant Frog Suit, Not Hammer Bros. Suit. Was thinking one and said the other.

  • thewood

    Or the big shoe, that was my favorite from 3.

  • Wryy

    Well, retro games with pixel art can often be found in mobile gaming nowadays.
    I wished it could be mainstream again myself.