Originally posted by leod
The foreground itself is atrocious, if I was you I wouldn't use it at all, and the background makes the status bar nearly impossible to read.
Although the background itself is nice, I wonder why those dark-cyan spots are at the bottom of the clouds, that looks kind of weird, and, as you said, horrible style clash with a horrible foreground.
The foreground is actually on the site, and straight out of the original game:
Carol used a version as well, does that mean it looks mediocre in Twinbee, Brutal Mario and Scarlet Devil Mario 2?
I know there's style clash, but keep in mind I have what, two slots left for a foreground? I'm not sure a physically complex foreground would fit in that and two palette rows.
The status bar thing is much easier to read when moving. You see, it's white, hence works... poorly in still screenshots of levels where the background is generally light.
But its readable in game, because it moves with the screen.
But foreground recommendations? Even a game name would be awesome, because I can rip graphics myself.
Edit: The cyan spots? If you mean in the clouds, probably a mistake on my part. I had to rip the background in two parts and assemble it myself. That should be fixable.
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