We got some mails regarding how to make a sprite animation. So we will use one of the explosions we have used in a new game as an example.
Here is the final animation. The gif was created in Gimp just to show how it looks in the game. If you are creating the animation in game then you have to loop through the three images shown below. We did a post earlier regarding 2d animation so you can have a look at that if needed.
Here are the three images we used to create the animation.
This is just a simple explosion animation. To make it look better you can add more frames to it.