Have you been searching for some retro tiles to create a jail? Do you need some pixelated balloons to bring some extra emotion to your cutscenes? Have you been missing RPG Maker 2003’s hero Alex? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then it’s time to check out HITAITARO’s dungeon pack!
HITAITARO’s thread, RPG Maker good old days… The return of Alex!, brings us a set of pixel art tiles perfect for making a short game based in a dungeon or prison. The itch.io link a little ways down the thread includes three sizes for the resources, original, Ace-sized, and MV/MZ-sized, so you can use it in your favorite RPG Maker!
The pack has wall tiles, floor tiles, and decorations such as spiderwebs, cracks for walls, and prison bars to help you make a creepy dungeon. Animated sprites for objects can help turn an empty building into a threatening location. Place torches on the wall to light the way for your heroes while they search for a captured friend, and set spikes to shoot out of the floor whenever your hero tries to enter a boobytrapped room.
Choose the right floor and walls for your dungeons. Dark brick is perfect for the prison under the evil king’s castle, while a long-abandoned dungeon full of zombies may look better with mossy stone walls.
While Alex is shown a lot of love in this pack with his own sprite and faceset, he’s not alone on this possible adventure. Armored sprites can act as prison guards or your own unknown hero, and a brightly dressed jester sprite is ready to offer up some rhyming clues to find the dungeon’s key. Or give your hero access to some more powerful weapons by having the hooded seller offer items in exchange for zombie brains (or just normal gold, but zombie brains are easier to find in this dungeon).
HITAITARO has even made sure that battles have their own makeover, with SV battlers for Alex, guards, and the zombie Create the most rag-tag bunch of heroes ever, or grab a plugin to let Alex battle against hordes of zombies to escape an undead-infested ruin!
You don’t want Alex to battle barehanded, so make sure to give him a weapon with a pixel art icon! The pack’s iconset completely replaces MV’s default fantasy icons, giving you options for potions, spellbooks, ingredients, and quest rewards to help you create useful items in your game.
Don’t forget to dress your heroes for the part! HITAITARO’s iconset also includes a bunch of clothes and armor icons to make sure your heroes can survive their battles.
The iconset isn’t the only thing that has been pixelated in the Systems folder, the balloon sheet also has had a retro upgrade! If your hero continues the tradition of being a silent protagonist, make sure that your players can still know how your hero is feeling by using these excellent balloons.
Beyond all that we’ve talked about, the pack also includes a custom windowskin, pixel art replacements of the weapon1 sheet, and an example project showing how you can use these resources, so make sure to check out HITAITARO’s resource thread!