Sandy Sunset

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19 Jun 2004 at 06:00 (Minor update on 19 Jun 2004)

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sandysunsetex.j2l Sandy Sunset 6.03 kB 19 Jun 2004
Sandset.j2t Sandy Sunset 39.80 kB 19 Jun 2004 Metallica: Enter Sandman 373.51 kB 24 Aug 2001


Two hundred tiles.
Eight layers.
Five animations.
One tileset.

Made over a period of ten days for Olsen’s 200 tile tileset contest. Featuring brief showers, dust storms, buildings, snakes, and a layer 8 which looks much better in 8-bit color.


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User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 7.8

RecommendedReview by Saphir

4 Oct 2004, 20:16
Frog (13 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings13 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness68%

Hi, it’s me again. You haven’t gotten rid of me yet!
I think this tileset is quite the Disguise style, meaning: the ground, the rain and the sandstorms (if you mix in a bit of his older sets in the rain and sandstorm). Sadly, the BG is really not that good. Well it looks really nice in the example level, but it doesn’t leave too much room for improvisation with the background eyecandy (that’s my opinion). But still, the set is nice and the theme (desert/beach evening) is not too overused. In my opinion one of Violet’s best non-conversion tilesets.

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Review by Black

Posted more than 18 years ago
CTF Bug (1 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings1 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness0

(Unsupported rating removal. You may not know this, but there has to be at least a little review to go along with the rating. ~Violet)[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]

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Review by Spazie

Posted more than 18 years ago
Frog (19 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings19 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness25%


Image quality
This is really good, especially the ground tiles and the Quicksand/fountains with sand. Although the clouds look a little strange. They look alittle like stones. But if they are stones then don’t mind me.


Basic Tiles
You included almost all the needed tiles, hooks, vines, poles and blocks, but you do miss some of the weapon blocks.


This tileset has animations. Quicksand and Fountains. They all look great. The dust storm looks a little strange.


You can use the same tiles, yet it doesn’t become boring. They are of high quality. The stones are really good, and you can make any shape with them. You also have poles with stuff on them, likes a snake and stones. You included Exit signs. Furthermore you have some decorations (Snakes and stones..)


Easy to use
This is quite easy to use. The tileset is small, so you can quickly find the tiles you need. I think that newbies can make quite good levels with this cool tileset.


Example Level
You have used all the tiles in your level! Really great! You have shown what we can do with it, and what for effects you can make. The background is used well.

The tileset gets an 8.5!
This is really great. Making levels with it is quite easy.

The level gets an 10, just because it shows everything you can do with the tileset!

[This review has been edited by Spazie]

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Review by MoonBlazE

Posted more than 18 years ago
Turtle Goon (91 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings87 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness73%

Holy pancakes. I was expecting more for a 9.7 tileset.

Funny enough, if this is supposed to be a sunset then why is there no sun? The absent of a sunset in the tileset colors is quite sad, in fact the clouds rather look like floating rocks and the cactus rather looks like spiked jelly. Sorry.

Speaking of sand, I think the ground is supposed to be sand? Or is it dirt? I can’t tell, it’s too blurry to see. Being an artist, I find it strange that the background sand is lighter than the walkable sand, which made my level look quite confusion. Peharps it is a reversed world? Who knows.

The tileset is decent. It is not worth to consider over Agama’s Egypt tileset because some of the unique details Violet CLM tried to draw are rather messed, the snake looks more like a rope of rotten bananas than it looks like a snake. If it had border lines and possibly been a bit animated it would’ve been cooler. I only suggest you download this if you feel like create a world of confusion with jelly plants and floating rocks.[This review has been edited by Moonblaze]

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Review by PHT

Posted more than 18 years ago
Spaz Slackrabbit (109 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings97 Featured reviews2 Average helpfulness83%

I agree with Moonblaze, I don’t think this is a 9.7
We’ll see, here’s my review.

When I was looking on the set the first time in the example level I thought ‘Wow! This tileset looks great!’
But when I tried to make a level with it I fastly noticed that there just wheren’t the tiles I needed.

Spazie sais: ‘You included all the needed tiles, hooks blabla…’

All needed tiles?
There’s a txt sign but only for one background, I would’ve needed a text sign for the stones. Also I miss some platforms with thin masking, but not too thin for a puzzle. I tried the cactus tiles, but they don’t work for it.

Also, what Moonblaze said, the background looks weird, the sand is lighter than the sprite layer ground, the clouds don’t look like clouds.

What I like is the foreground. The sandstorm and the rain looks cool. But what is good foreground without good background? Nope!

The houses for layer 4 are ok, though they remind me a bit on one of Blades tilesets. However, the whole tileset reminds me on one of Blades tilesets :P

Well, to say something good (don’t wanna see Violet crying :P) the ground looks good (tough, darker than the bg sand) and I like the quicksand.

SCORE: 6.5 out of 10

The example level isn’t bad, tough I don’t understand why there’s all those regenerating ice ammo. The level doesn’t have enemies, but shows well how to use the tileset. I really like how Violet did the Quicksand, and I didn’t knew that you can use sucker tube speed 0 (I thought 1 is the lowest).

SCORE: 4.0 out of 5

I really like the music Violet found, it fits perfectly.

SCORE: 5.0 out of 5

So, I hope these are enough reasons why this tileset doesn’t deserve 9.7 (Beware!). Don’t get mad please, I know you can do it, Violet. You have the ability to make very good sets (and not many people have that ability). Your next tileset will be better I think :D


See ya, PHT

EDIT: lol, Spazie started with rating it 9.7, now it’s 8.2 lol!

@ Cooba: Even if it’s ripped from JJ1, does it matter? No! (in my opinion)

@ Violet: It is a race level? OH! sorry :D I didn’t knew that :P

Rating raised to 7 because I’m dumb :P

Oh, and another note to Violet, please don’t mind Bjarni, it isn’t his fault (read JSZ Jazz’ article about autism)[This review has been edited by PHT]

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Review by cooba

Posted more than 18 years ago
Carrot Juice Addict (325 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings112 Featured reviews32 Average helpfulness85%

Note that Quicksand is ripped from JJ1.

PHT : Bjarni, is NOT autistic, after all. Also, this article is JelZe’s, not JSZ Jazz’s.[This review has been edited by Cooba]

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Review by Disguise

Posted more than 18 years ago
Turtle Goon (56 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings52 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness60%

I really like this tileset, you did a good job with it. A nice variety of tiles, lots of different colours, the texture is sweet and enough background layer eyecandy to prevent it all from looking boring. Don’t see any problems in the mask either.

Nice drawing style too, I can see some sweet levelmaking potential here. Good luck to you in the contest, personally I think you did a better job than me.

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Review by Unknown Rabbit

Posted more than 18 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (27 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings27 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness50%

Cooba, Spazie: No, the quicksand is not ripped from JJ1. I can easily create hundreds of duplicate tiles in no time at all, if you’d like me to prove that. Few things are more simple than drawing that tile. Your confusion may be due to the fact that I used palette swapping for animation, like in JJ1.
Moonblaze: YES! I forgot a SUN! I ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …the textured background colors are the sunset itself, though.
PHT: The example level is a race level. Races have ice ammo and no enemies. Ask anyone except maybe Bjarni.

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Review by WaterRabbit

Posted more than 18 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (33 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings33 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness50%

Ok here is my review.

Eyecandy: The eyecandy of this tileset is awesome! There is tons of eyecandy in this tileset. I really like the green hills and the three blocks you can shoot and buttstomp.

Graphics Quality:
The grapahics quality is pretty good. The graphics of this tileset are awesome! Make more tilesets with this quality of graphics.

Example Level:
The example level is really good. It shows all the stuff you can use in this tileset really well. I like how the sand and rain come at different times it makes it look more realistic.

Music: The music was an excellent choice! I think it fits the level very well. The name of the music also fits the name of the tileset.

Conclusion: This tileset is the best tileset I’ve seen. Wow! Make more tilesets like this Violet CLM.

Overall: I give this an 8.0.

Download Reccomendation; Yes! Everyone should download this. I hope to see people make good levels with this tileset.


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Review by Blackraptor

Posted more than 18 years ago
Way better than Aiko (862 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings464 Featured reviews35 Average helpfulness92%

Wow, for a set with 200 tiles, Violet did an awesome job. The tileset is just awesome, the eyecandy you can make with it is awesome the houses are pretty awesome, the quicksand rux. The only thing is Violet couldnt fit in a bg, so it had to be a black tile, oh well. I absolutely love the sand waterfalls and the quicksand, as well as the sandstorm and rain in the foreground. There is even backround eyecandy, signs, vines, destruct blocks etc. An amazing peice of work, shows what you could fit in 200 tiles. I hope, in the future, you will consider making an expanded version of this set, since right now, it definately scores high from me.

Tiles Included (keeping in mind the 200 tile limit): 8.8
Important tiles: 7.5
Masking: 8
Color: 8
Animations (keeping in mind the 200 tile limit): 8.2
Overall (not an average): 7.5
Final rating: 8 (exactly). Definately a good tileset and definately a download reccomendation, and sorry for the short review.

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