Ahhh too short!
But very well done! I don't usually review sprites, but you're in luck because I'm in a good mood today and very willing to review your movie!
I generally base my graphics/animation scale of the top best graphics and animation for flashes I've ever seen (which are generally those on the Top 50) so if this seems a little low don't seem discouraged, a 8 is actually fairly high! Everything from the beginning was great though because the character movements were perfect, and everything looked smooth. I liked especially when there was an explosion and the pressure from the explosion threw her into the wall. Great job with the effects in this movie. The backgrounds were dull, but hey that's sprites for you. Another important thing you did was you spellchecked. I can't emphasize enough how extremely important a good spellcheck is when it comes to making sprites. Great job in this area, but if you add a little more to the special effects of your flashes, your graphics/animation score will go from an 8 to a 10 in no time. Nice work here!
All of the sounds were exactly where they belonged and there were even sounds where they somewhat didn't belong, but trust me, this is what you want. I'm so huge on reviewing for sounds because they're so important. Audio is key to a good flash, especially sprites. An important sound I noticed was when Samus ran into the next room, heard the crash, and then heard the "mushroom" sound? I think it was? Well, whatever it was it was a key sound that gave the viewer an idea of what Samus was about to encounter. This was key to the movie so nice job. The music was also very well done, all of the music in all of the right spots, and it sounded very clear. You did a great job in this area, please keep up the good work here!
It was a very understandable plot, but it seemed to have been missing some things, such as how did Mario get there? And why are they battling? These are just two of many questions that you should be asking yourself when you make the flash. I understand it was a fairly short flash, but try and make a bigger storyline so that the viewer understands exactly what is going on. Too many sprite artists out there try and make such a simple plot not realizing how crucial it is. Hopefully in your next flash it will be at least a little bit more detailed in the Story department.
This is a low score because there is just so much Samus and Mario out there in sprites, but this is another area where you shouldn't be discouraged. This usually doesn't count towards your overall score, but I add it in because I like to really see originality. If you throw in some randomness with something, anything, then it will be original. Your flash, however, was somewhat more serious, and did not need the extra randomness to make it "original." Nice work either way.
I'd say if you got an 8/10 after 1-2 years of not creating flashes, then your doing pretty damn good. You've got a lot of talent for making sprites, and I'm really looking forward to anything that you come out with in the future. Just one important thing is: LISTEN TO YOUR REVIEWERS!!!! If we're all asking for the same thing...give it to us! I feel like your the type of person who will listen to us, and give us what we want in terms of improvement, which is something that will win your awards. Great job man, honestly. Bring me more, and soon!
p.s. Your score was looking a little low...so I fivened. 2.28 is better than a 2.27 any day.
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