Made for the weekly challenge, I was trying to impersonate the artist on here named Snake, who's work I greatly admire - particularly his mock ups. I'm new to pixeljoint, but spend time on pixelation.com, so this is actually my first submission here.
The original NES and SNES versions of the game didn't quite feel like a fun house. I really wanted to ramp up a particular mood that I saw hinted at in the originals.
Some things snake does in his art is use complementary colours, dark backgrounds, mildly desaturated but bright characters with round features, tried to scale things to be more to real life size when he recreates games, uses interesting textures with whispy details, and has backgrounds that are as detailed as the foreground. I think I have captured all these in the piece.