Sorry i've been kinda neglecting these thread! torn between work and too many projects, keep forgetting about it D:
Conte, razorb, those are so damn cool.
I really dig the basic shapes and proportions of tbe blood redesign, the squat, wide shape is evocative of the games' sprites.
I'm kinda torn about whether to change the theme or not. A stronger focus like bomberman would be cool, but on the other hand it's still a redesign and totally within the current brief, and I don't want to exclude potential newcomers
Makkon, yes, get in on this! http://hardcoregaming101.net
might be a good start -- will probably dredge up some nostalgia and give you some ideas.