This stage looks cool and I will definitely be keeping it.
- The wooden fence sprite is upside down. The top of a wooden fence can be staggered heights on the top, but should always be perfectly straight all the way across on the bottom. The sprite allows this, it just needs to be flipped. It's not a big deal, but I couldn't stop glancing at it when I was playing that version. Other than that, great stage for me to spill Naruto enemy blood.
- It could help add some more visual appeal if you added some random grass or plants or something along the bridge edges, and maybe some subtle grass blades in some of the cracks of the floor boards. Maybe an occasional bird or two flying in the background and/or some floating leaves would be cool too.
- Both versions could maybe use some contrast and minor saturation adjustments too imo
Here's a quick visual example (color is still not perfect, but it's only for reference)
- top image has flipped fence, bottom has recolor and some subtle grass made from tree sprite in stage.
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