A Question about sprites

Original Super Mario, did they use sprites?

Any Sprite Art Creation Tutorials?

Good paid and free sprite programs?

Are there any tutorials to create 2D Simple Sprite games like mario (not the idea just the concept)

or any 2D Sprite Game Tutorials!

Thanks guys

A Sprite is just an image, nothing more.

GIMP is free
Photoshop is not.

There are many other image and texturing programs out there, but it depends on the content you want to create.

http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/150901-Simple-game-demo

Please checkout above link.
You will be get one demo sprite game.

Pixel is really good and free for creating sprites. This is a really really good tutorial too for the art theory behind them: Make Games - Pixel Art Tutorial