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This is a simple animated mimic chest for an RPG (action or turn-based combat) or adventure game. The mimic is around 32 pixels high but is not limited to that space. Each frame is centered in a 64x64 pixel cell on the sprite sheet. Each sheet is 256x256 in total and comes in SEVEN unique color variants. It comes with the following animations:

  • 4-frame hopping idle/move cycle
  • 2-frame attack
  • 1-frame "got hit"

Note: the move/attack animations come in 2 directions (up-angle and down-angle), which can be flipped to represent movement in any direction.

This asset also includes a 4-frame peeking eye animation if you want to provide observant players with a hint that they're facing a mimic. Or you can just use the non-mimic chest variant (open and closed frames) for regular treasures.

Additionally, you can choose from four different visual variants (perhaps as higher-level monsters):

  • One-eyed mimic (basic version)
  • Two-horned mimic
  • Multi-eyed mimic
  • Horned and multi-eyed mimic

But wait, there's more! I've also included a 48x48 portrait for character dialogue, and a full sprite image for bestiary listings in both 64x64 and 128x128, each in all 7 color swaps. These images are based on high-res art from Kendall Hale (go check him out).

The background used in the preview image is from my Castle Dungeon tileset:

Look for other creatures in the Mana Seed collection:

Updated 14 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorSeliel the Shaper
GenreRole Playing
Tags16-bit, 2D, animated, chest, mana-seed, mimic, Monsters, Pixel Art, Retro


Get this asset pack and 5 more for $19.99 USD
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In order to download this asset pack you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

22.07a - Malevolent Mimic 1.1.zip 409 kB

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looks great, probably my favorite monster from you yet!


They just keep getting better! ๐Ÿ˜

high quality! - also love the portrait idea

Thanks! Over the next few months I'll be adding them to all my old monsters as well ๐Ÿค—