Figured I'd post an animation, since it's been a while since I've done that. :P
This was something I did for an iPhone game (WordMonger should be coming out soon as far as I know). When I made it, wanted to get a kind of SEGA Genesis vibe out of it. Hopefully that's kind of there.
Aside from that, I think what they asked me to make was the bastard child of a chicken and Woody Wood Pecker (OK, so that's my own way of describing what they said...).