It's a mockup... of a sort... again. See how the 1Up taunts and mocks the player with it's unattainability. Hence the mock and the up.
Upgrade of my previous GB title Echo the White Ninja.
Also an entry for the weekly challenge: www.pixeljoint.com/2010/06/14/3169/Pixel_Art_Challenge-_Tetris_Vision.htm
Very good colors and design. Agree about noisy grass; mountains and sky too.
Indeed... the grass ground seems strange to me too... it confuses a bit the visualization of the characters legs, especially the gray ninja.
But the work is amazing, I liked so much the background. Congrats!
Very good looking entry. My only crit is the grass ground being too busy.