weekly challenge - only gave myself time for Max but i wanted to have Monica somewhere too. Screen size is too small for the ridepod - this would ideally be bumped up to GBA sizes.
Max, Skeleton Solider, and Himarra are all straight from the game, everything else is more "inspired by" than actually taken from. Also the gameplay would need to change considerably to accommodate the sidescrolling, replacing north and south with ladders and stairways.
didn't use a reference besides memory of playing, but galleries can be found online:
Oh and last but not least, semi-conscious inspiration from Opacus' recent work