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PonyKart Boss Challenge - The Flim Flam Brothers by Blue-Paint-Sea PonyKart Boss Challenge - The Flim Flam Brothers by Blue-Paint-Sea
"If you take your time to do things the right way, your work will speak for yourself."
- Applejack

Well since this took almost a week to complete, I sure hope she's right.

So here is another conceptual wallpaper for PonyKart, this time showing one of our ideas for the game that a lot of viewers have been asking about; Boss races Diddy Kong Racing style, featuring Flim & Flam and the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000. This piece would also introduce (to some extent) what AJ's new kart design will look like, which is now posted; [link]


With that said, there will be no Q&A's from me, and instead fans that are anticipating about PonyKart so far, can speculate in the comments below.

The Flim Flam Brothers intro song: [link]
(I swear I don't know how many times I listened to this while drawing those guys ^^;)

Also, special thanks to :iconmakkon: for the PSCS5 brush pack.

Hope you all enjoy!

*EDIT* forgot to edit the new logo/title :P

(My Little Pony series belongs to Hasbro)
(Friendship is Magic belongs to :iconfyre-flye: and Studios B)
(PonyKart project can be found at [link])
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mastermakar1347 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Student Artist
This art has great quality, could I use this as my laptops screensaver?
GreatDragonSeiryu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweetly designed and well done work.    Would you mind if I ask permission to use this piece as a title card for my channel when I get ready to review "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"?   
Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing :) just make sure to give credit.
GreatDragonSeiryu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
of course and thank you.   I'll upload a working title card ASAP with a link to the original as a show of good faith.  Your artistic donation is highly appreciated.
someoneelseagain Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Oh man, this has GOT to be in the final game... XD
misteridiot Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
See, its good ideas like this that make me hate Hasbro
Why, oh why did you have to die, fighting is magic, why....
gdquirm Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
The development team is still making the game. It's still a bunch of four legged equines beating eachother up...
...Just not the same ones we know.
As a side note, Lauren Faust is the team's artistic designer.
Site just went down for maintenance today. Should be back up by tomorrow.
jonadiah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
2 words: Hellz yeah!
Awesome stuff!
The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME concept!! I'd play it!
Cain-Bizarre Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AppleJakc Ford :P
HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps when the race goes on, they decrease the quality of their handling, so they end up turning badly while Applejack keeps drifting nicely.
CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Use the Blue Tortious Shell AJ. :XD:
MorphiusX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes me think of Diddy Kong Racing Boss Races...

Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance: :boogie:
MorphiusX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DewottMaster Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
PonyKart: Now sold at your local equestria daily and equestria nightly.
teh1legwonder Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Apple family is a bunch of cheaters!
XYZExtreme13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Just a quick question. How exactly did the Apples cheat? The contest was whoever made the most cider in the alotted time won and Flim Flam Brothers won but it's all about quality, not quantity
DrModnar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do iiiiit
Xiristatos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
If THAT was a REAL game...

That would be a DREAM!
ChinchillaShogunXam Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know the game already takes a lot of effort, but Diddy Kong Racers is one of my favorite games of all time, and if I had a MLP game like it in many regards, including the boss battles, that would be awesome! I hope you guys really consider it, but if you can't do it I sure as heck understand and won't be one to chastice you for it. ^^;
matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again,very good.
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
You're quite good at drawing!
SilentCarto Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AJ needs a motorcycle gang and do a Mad Max thing. :D
weirdnwild91 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks great~ 8D
ZanTheHawk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Oh I do hope you can manage to put it in game, I do love bosses in kart racing games :3
Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
This looks like an AWESOME idea for a game! I could spend weeks, NEIGH! MONTHS on end playing a game like this!:D
FezWearingDoctor Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you gonna do the Diamond Dogs sometime in the future as bosses or playable characters?
Freefox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Nice ride
yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I agree with Airship-King. If they don't appear as bosses, I would love to see them as playable racers! They would be good rivals for Applejack! Like Rainbow Dash & Gilda, Pinkie Pie & DJ PON-3 or Twilight Sparkle & Trixie! That could be a good way to unlock them too: By winning a Cup with a certain character (in this case, Applejack) then beating the corresponding rival (Flim Flam Bros.) in a race to unlock them!
Aurafan05 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
DJ Pon 3 Should Be In It Anyway
yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
PeppermintFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is epic right there
iamli3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
i like how aj's kart is the beverly hillbillies truck , so great lol.....
TiElGar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wonderful work *_*!
SuperPoko Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This is the most amazing thing in the history of ever.
Also, I love the way you color.
torchfang Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Man that would be one awesome boss :3
OpenYourHeart99 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I like this idea! I would love if you put bosses like this in the game. I would especially like it if they were Mario Kart DS style, where instead of always a simple race, each boss has a different method for defeating it. Examples are using speed powerups to knock them off the stage, shooting a projectile powerup at a particular weak spot when it opens, or a race where the boss is much faster than you, but constantly does a move that you can use to catch up (which fits this picture the most, I think). Another thing that this picture shows that I would approve of is having a certain character fight a certain boss, like Applejack with the Flim Flam Brothers, and Twilight against Discord as an example. Ultimately, of course, this is your game and you can do what you want with it. I am just saying what I would love to see. I understand how hard it must be to make a game like this, and I am extremely impressed at what you have now. Good luck, and I know I will enjoy playing this game when it is finished, since I like kart racing games.
Crossfire7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool design for their vehicle, but wouldn't a custom name work better? I was thinking "Super Speedy Turbo Breezy 6000 (or 7000)".

I would definitely like to see boss races. Would you want to draw more boss concepts in this fashion?
Airship-King Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Even if the game doesn't include boss races, I still think it would be pretty cool to include Flim and Flam as racers. And if it does, could we still play as them (with a different cart obviously)?
Slide-2-the-left Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
They would be wonderful bosses. I just imagine when Applejack overtakes them, they'll yell
'Double the power!' And speed up twice as fast.

I hope boss races do make it into the game, the extra work would definetley pay off!
SuperTamaru Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you thiking Rubberband-AI? XD
Slide-2-the-left Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
maybe! I'm not sure how game mechanics work, but I sure love to play them. If I knew about this project earlier then I would have tried to help out
SuperTamaru Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay.
CPU-Pi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
This is absolutely one of the greatest ideas in the history of fan games! That might just be my obsession for the Flim Flam Bros. talking, but this is seriously a good idea, and boss races were always a part of racing games I looked forward to. The picture is really awesome too, btw. :) *Fluttershy squee*
Catspaw-DTP-Services Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional
That’s a delightfully whimsical take on the 6000, and Applejack’s expression and cart design cracked me up!

You may want to take a closer look at the front end of the 6000, though. I suspect—but admittedly don’t know for sure—that it’s supposed to be what’s called a pilot or cowcatcher of the sort often mounted on steam locomotives. Later designs indeed were sheet steel or even cast steel, but during the mid-nineteenth century (the template period for the series), pilots usually were made of iron or steel beams, like pickets in a fence.

It’s hard to be sure, because the animation artwork is so stylized, but I think the broad light stripes are supposed to represent the beams and the narrow dark stripes are supposed to represent the shadowed open gaps between them. The first several images of a Google search for “cowcatcher” will show the classic design I think they may have had in mind.
Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it, and thanks for the critique! :)

Being a fan of steam trains I can definitely see what your saying about the cowcatcher, though it is difficult to really observe the one for the SSCS6000 since it was made so simple.

Its possible that the one for the SSCS6000 wasn't a real pilot/cowcatcher to begin with, and that it just resembled one instead.
Catspaw-DTP-Services Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional
Good points all, and they’re why I hedged with so many weasel-words. I wonder if any of the show’s staffers could clear up the uncertainty?

Sorry if I seemed to overdo the explanation—I hadn’t known you were a rail fan, and couldn’t assume you knew what a cowcatcher is. :-)
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
OOH! Now that's a cool idea for Ponykart: Boss Challenges! :D
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