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Nicktoons - SELECT YOUR HEROES!(X-Box 360 Version) by NewEraOutlaw Nicktoons - SELECT YOUR HEROES!(X-Box 360 Version) by NewEraOutlaw
...or villains.

EDIT: It just occured to me that the top of the TV Screen should say, "Select Your Characters!" because you'll be picking three characters, not just one. Oh, well.


After many painstaking days, I've finally finished the Character Select Screen...well, more or less, since some characters have yet to be voted for.
The inspiration for this came when I came across a Photoshop Tutorial on how to render a plasma screen TV. Gave it a whirl, and I figured, "Hey, this would be awesome if I could put this to use." Bam.

Since there are a -lot- of Nicktoons, I wanted to reflect that in the title screen, hence the hands with the remotes, deciding and vying for which characters they'd like to see (I'm sure those of you out there who can't decide what to watch or squabbled with your friends over the remote can relate.)

The screens on the sides are holographic projectors that show a 3-D image of the character a player has selected, hence why they're extending beyond the borders of the screens like that. Both players can choose 3 characters on their teams, colors (or costumes) for each and what Assists each of them will use when not active in battle. Can't decide on who to choose in battle? Choose 'Random All???' or 'Random One?' and let the computer pick for you!

As I've mentioned before, too, I've tried to assemble the characters in such a way that you can find them easily. This usually entails putting characters from common shows together (Hey, I can't find Kitty! Where is she- oh, there she is, right under Dudley) or even alignments (One row is made up -almost- entirely of villains, for example.)

Well, I hope you all like it. Take, care, folks!


All of the artwork and rendering is done by me, EXCEPT for the following:

:iconannfrost-stock: - Blood Brushes, used to create the splatters of Gak
Shandaman [link] : Outer Space Picture Tutorial
Google [link] : Image of the Hand with the Remote Control and the X-Box 360 Control Buttons
Capcom: UMvC3 Character Select Screen Concept and Design
Nickelodeon: I may have done the art, but all of the Nicktoons belong to them.
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Well I've never done a critique before, but here it goes...

The character select is very well done. The characters are neatly grouped in their series for easy finding, and related series are close by. I also like some of the subtler choices, such as putting Otto and The Gromble near the Rugrats cast because they are all from Klasky-Csupo, or how TUFF Puppy characters are with the Danny Phantom ones because they are both made by Butch Hartman. Heck, am I the only one who noticed Ren & Stimpy and Doug are near each other and they are both some of the first Nicktoons? Another subtle touch is that the top row consists of unlockable and DLC characters.

The concept is very original and clever. The whole 'TV screen and two people with remotes' concept is a neat nod to back when people used to watch these shows on Nickelodeon when they were younger. I'm not sure if it was on purpose, but their hands look a little fuzzy. I remember you saying something about a plasma TV effect you had, so maybe it was used to make it look like the whole thing is being viewed on a TV screen, and not just the character select one. I also think it's neat how you made the player colours Orange and Green (instead of the usual Red and Blue) as a reference to Nickelodeon's Logo and Slime respectively. Also, the the logos of various series being on the screen in the background is a nice touch.

The only issue I have with it is that the column with Rango and the random squares creates a semi-awkward space above it. Maybe you could move them all up one square, which makes the space lesser above and below, and neatly centres the random squares?

All in all, a very well done piece, and I hope that more people try to come up with clever character selects like this one.
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eijorgepMK2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
It's looks like a really cool game.
shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My gosh,this needs to be a thing.
Cartoon Network has Punchtime Explosion.
Disney has Infinity.
It's about damn time Nickelodeon got a brawler!
You should totally pitch this to them, force it down their throats!
RedTheHedgehog14 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Main Team:Jenny XJ9,Dora,Spongebob
Alt Team 1:Jimmy,Korra,Tuesday X
Alt Team 2:Zim,El Tigre,Rudy
Alt Team 3:Otto,Vendetta,Tommy
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Really good art.
raphaelfangirlX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
awwww. raphie here <333
1tailnaruto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Who else whistled the UMVC3 character select screen when they saw this. :D Another note, I'd pay for a game like this but Nick apparently doesn't want our money since they refuse to give us good games like this. :/
thekirbykrisis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Won't the character select screen music be the remixed version of the Nickeloeon theme song?
cartoonfanboyone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You forgot Crocker, Eliza, CatDog, Tenzin, Zuko, and Plankton.
NewEraOutlaw Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those characters were not around when I did this.
cartoonfanboyone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. But can you also update the roster?
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