Looks really cool.
I like his smile.
A nice picture, but I agree that it's a tough comparison.
That's so good. Great idea!
Definitely liking the colors on this, they're pleasing to the eye.
The pose of the original sprite is somewhat similar to ThePixelKnights juggler - the skydiving hooded person. I changed it and it turned out like this. Not obvious at all, I know
The character is nice, but its likeness is hard to find!