Thanks Boo Boo, I had heard about this new WHDLoad install for Golden Axe, but I've been waiting for it to be included on a compilation disc before I play it (am I that lazy?). It'll make it so much better, shame they couldn't have added a jump button though. Then again maybe they could make one of the buttons act as Fire+Up. Dunno.
In any case, I really would love to get started working on this game. Thanks for the Golden Axe sprites, but I'm actually going to draw my own. I had an idea to make the game based on well-known fantasy sword swingers from the comics, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja.
I drew up a Red Sonja sprite this morning, whipped up a quick health bar thing, and stuck it on a background from another game (but with the same style I'd like to see for the backgrounds for this game). Tell me what you think.