Pause and Effect

Pause and Effect

by Steve Napierski to Videos

It’s amazing to watch what characters do when they’re not being paused and/or just being left alone to be pummeled. Just think of all the extra time and effort go into animating what happens when nothing is actually happening.

source: YouTube

Discussion (12)¬

  1. Akoi Meexx
    Akoi Meexx says:
    September 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    No Sonic? I want my 7 minutes back damnit!

    • Lord Milkman
      Lord Milkman says:
      September 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

      This appears to be made solely of SNES games. I know I can’t get close to listing them all, but there were several that I KNOW weren’t US releases.

  2. Ryan
    Ryan says:
    September 13, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    Didn’t have Commander Keen mooning the player either.

    • TheyCallMeTomu
      TheyCallMeTomu says:
      September 13, 2012 at 5:22 am #


  3. Jeff
    Jeff says:
    September 13, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    All the “getting pummeled in a fighting game” shots don’t really fit. That’s not a waiting animation, that’s just the game continuing. Nothing special or “look what they took the time to animate” about that.

  4. Maleketh
    Maleketh says:
    September 13, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Meh. The vast majority of those shots either weren’t idle animations or weren’t interesting.

  5. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    September 13, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Et tu, Steve? “Their” instead of “they’re”?

    As for the video itself, as soon as I read «Based on “Go Right”» I knew it would be an awesome vid. Really enjoyed it.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      September 13, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      I corrected my grammar.

  6. Aesclepius
    Aesclepius says:
    September 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    What about the animation in Bubsy is 3D where he take out a remote control and purportedly messes with your TV settings?

  7. Tokoshoran
    Tokoshoran says:
    September 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Interestingly, there’s one game I played where you have to idle if you want to continue. There are idle animations in it, but it’s just the fact that you sit there for five minutes, not what the animations are, that lets you continue. It was Breath of Fire 3, after you find Teepo again. I remember when I first got there, I spent a few months trying to figure out how to get past it.

  8. PorkRoll
    PorkRoll says:
    September 14, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    Going all the way back to the Apple //, there was an awesome game called Captain Goodnight where he would start playing with a yo-yo and show other signs of boredom if you made him wait.

    Also, was very happy to see Blackthorne in that video. Awesome game.

  9. thewood
    thewood says:
    September 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Awesome video! I used to find a safe place to sit in most games just to see these animations! Makes the characters more real.