this one's a little ugly, but it shows something i was wondering about. how far should the spear reach? we definitely need it to stab out further than the sword can.. the sword can reach out 2x units - should we double that to 4x for the spear, or just go with a 'better' 3x? the 4x looks too wierd to me. also, the thought of someone using a spear and sliding it all the way out to the end and then back.. it seems wrong. i know the spear's just appearing when link uses it above, but its more likely that my sprites will be visibly carrying the spear in the end.
i'll do an angled version next of the 3x reach, and then we'll get to the bow.