Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Water Week - Cheep-Cheeps!

My blogging resolution is weakening. This is the second week in a row that I’ve missed a Monday. 3 posts today to repent.

Cheep-Cheeps are a virtually unchanged enemy from SMB. If you compare the old sprites (above) to the new sprites (left and right) you’ll see that the black outline and removal of the orange on their beaks and fins are the only changes. The Cheep-Cheep family has grown quite a bit in SMB3, including the ultra rare Spiny Cheep-Cheep.

The Spiny Cheep-Cheep appears in only one level of SMB3, and although it is faster than it’s spineless brethren its spikes don’t make it any more dangerous. You see, they only appear underwater when you wouldn’t be able to stomp on them anyway. What’s up with that?