Demon Returns Spinning Items Poll

Discussion in 'Skins' started by TheomanZero, Sep 11, 2013.


Should the power-ups in the Demon Returns skin spin or stay static?

  1. Spin

    7 vote(s)
  2. Don't spin

    0 vote(s)
  1. TheomanZero

    TheomanZero Level 9: Spike Top

    As you can see in this footage from Demon Returns, the power-ups (represented as coins with Moon, Sun, or "1up" symbols on them) spin around a little and then stop facing forward.

    SMBC's skinning system supports power-ups that animate continuously (like the Fire Flower and Star), but not ones that animate for a fixed period and then stop, so we can't be completely faithful to the original game here. My question is, should the power-ups spin without stopping, or not spin at all (which is the current situation).

    Points in favor of spinning:
    • More visually interesting
    • Uses more of the original sprites
    • You usually collect the power-ups before they'd have the chance to stop spinning anyway
    Points against spinning:
    • Easier to tell what power-ups are
    • Power-ups spent a short, fixed period spinning and a potentially infinite period not spinning
    • Upholds the status quo
    Please vote your opinion!
    Mitewing, aliceandsven and Develon like this.
  2. Develon

    Develon Level 5: Spiny

    I support this idea, in fact, have the sprites:
    and here's how they'd look like:
  3. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    Since the powerups always stay stationary in Demon Returns, I've been thinking that the moving powerups (mushroom, 1up, star) spin, while the Fire Flower stays static.

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