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Super Smash Bros. Retro Skinning Contest

Prologue

With a dizzying 2 kilobytes of RAM and a state-of-the-art 8-bit microprocessing unit, your Smash mods are now only limited by the power of your imagination! With up to 1MB of storage space you can work at galactic proportions, crafting mods in brilliant 16 colors on massive canvases as large as 8 x 8 pixels!

What an exciting world of computer gaming we now live in - there's virtually limitless computing power at your disposal! What can you create with this raw power?

The Contest

Bananites, set your entertainment computers to TURBO MODE! GameBanana challenges you to come up with a Retro-themed Smash mod.

Requirements

  • A retro-themed character mod for any SSB title.
  • Despite the dramatic intro above, there are no technical restrictions on entries. They can be any disk size, any amount of colors, etc.
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What is "retro"?

You are free to interpret "retro" in different ways:

  • Pixelation
  • Long-gone retro game characters
  • Old gaming platforms and accessories
  • Styles and colors from the 80s
  • Classic retro movies (TRON, Wargames, etc)
  • 80s culture (Arcade parlors, bad haircuts, etc)

Please note, this is a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS only contest. We've got another one planned for PC game modders.

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    Posted by Arman Ossi Loko

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    Can I make a stage?
    This is a skinning contest only. So, unfortunately, stages don't count for the contest.
    Oh, Okay.
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    Posted by Kirby Star

    Can I make a stage?
    This is a skinning contest only. So, unfortunately, stages don't count for the contest.
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    To clarify this further since people are still asking me about it.

    Retro has a wide meaning and it's up to you guys to choose how to interpret it.

    The judges will be told to keep an open mind when judging how the submission matches the retro theme. Now saying that, for example something based on a NES game will probably score better on the theme than a game from the PS2, so it's up to you to choose what to make.
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    Posted by Paysus

    Is N64 considered retro enough for this? I have a certain several month old project that might be perfect for this.
    Retro doesn't just mean 8bit or tiny dimensions for textures, retro has a wide meaning. Remember that we will allow you to enter a wide range of things as long as you can justify it's link to the theme but one of the things submissions are judged on is how well it fits the theme of the contest, so if your link is flimsy, you might not score as well.
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    Posted by Paysus

    Is N64 considered retro enough for this? I have a certain several month old project that might be perfect for this.
    In my opinion, N64 isn't retro. It's nostalgic and old school, but came a generation after what I would consider retro. Mario 64, Zelda OoT, Goldeneye etc were full 3D games with massive worlds and a huge leap forward from "retro".
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    Just pointing out: 

    Pretty interesting contest theme.
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    Posted by Sir Demyx

    Could 2005 be considered retro?
    Retro doesn't just mean 8bit or tiny dimensions for textures, retro has a wide meaning. Remember that we will allow pretty much anything as long as you can justify it's link to the theme but one of the things submissions are judged on is how well it fits the theme of the contest, so if your link is flimsy, you might not score as well.

    The newer the game is the harder you have to argue it's retro but we're not going to stop anyone from entering stuff based on 'newer' games.
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    Posted by Sir Demyx

    Could 2005 be considered retro?
    idk but i think not really anyway
    i ask the same for the 90s 
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    Could 2005 be considered retro?
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Schedule

End Date
May 14th, 2017
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Prizes

1st Place:
$100 Cash + Stardew Valley, Super Amazing Wagon Adventure and Duck Game
2nd Place:
$50 Cash + Stardew Valley
3rd Place:
$25 Cash + Timberman
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Rules

  1. The submitted entry can be of any skin type provided it fits within the Retro theme.
  2. Skin submissions MUST BE A PLAYABLE (RE)SKIN, REPLACEMENT OR A NEW ITEM FOR **SSB Wii U and / or SSB 3DS**!
  3. Entries must be submitted to the relevant category by the deadline.
  4. Submitted content must be considered 'original', or have permission from the original artist or copyright holder if based on an existing concept/item.
  5. The submission can use pre-existing assets such as existing models, textures or animations, but should be a new release made for this competition and **must not** have been previously available for public download.
  6. Multiple entries are allowed, however quality is better than quantity and every entrant may win a maximum of ONE (1) prize.
  7. Team based entries are allowed, however the entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded.
  8. Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).
  9. Entries uploaded to external sites must state that it was created for the GameBanana 2017 Retro Skinning competition.
  10. Submissions that require the NSFW toggle to be on cannot be entered into this contest.
  11. Judges cannot enter or assist entrants.
  12. **Upon entering the contest you agree on receiving your cash prize via Paypal or as an equivalent in Steam games.**

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