For those who don’t know yet, Kings of Power 4 Billion has just arrived. Kings of Power 4 Billion is a short animated movie by Paul Robertson, which is part of Mechafutus (or at least posts entries in that awesome VISUBLOG). He is an artists who draws pixelart in 16-bit and while his work looks really interesting (I love pixelart) I’m always disappointed in the execution. The build-up is a bit messy and the music always seems to be non-fitting as if it’s just slapped over it in the end. I guess I just miss sound effects which makes the interaction between all the character and objects possible.

Nevertheless, it’s better than his previous work, Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006, which was cool to look at, but really boring as hell. As if you’re looking at boring gameplay footage of two guys who almost never get his. In this one the music seems to be synched better and there’s “non-gameplay-looking-footage”, which gives parts a more cinematic and dramatic effect. Also, it has more text!

Anyway, here’s the trailer:

And you can download the movie from one of his links in his Livejournal-entry about the release of Kings of Power 4 Billion. Too bad the compression is a bit crappy (it is hard though), because in pixelart you actually want to see the (hard) pixels and all you see now are blurry edges.

Oh, just for the sake of it, here’s Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006:

This guy should just get all his sprites and backgrounds together and make a game out of it. He has done so much I believe that’s possible!

Doug