Read more backstory for this project here
We never made a great deal of progress on the fangame, but I think we did find a pretty solid art direction to take things in. Not quite modern, not quite NES! Every tile here draws from the NES palette, but the per-tile restrictions on color are absent. This here was a basic 1-1 recreation we used as a starting point for level themes. Eventually we would have designed other stages based off of Wario Land, Donkey Kong, etc.
The sprites here followed pretty loose restrictions. They had to draw from one of four team palettes and could use about 16-ish colors found in each. The only thing here that's not mine are the sprites, credit for those goes to
who was also art lead on the game!