Todays Drawtober is a case of mistaking the simplicity of a sprite. I always saw the main character from Crystalis (or God Slayer in Japan) with a beard because of his sprite... So I drew him both ways, and with the cool sword from the cover and the intro screen. Why doesn't anyone ever rock the cool Pink Hair/Black Beard combo?
This game really gave me anxiety as a kid, I think it might have introduced me to the concept of "Post Apocalypse." But it also had a cool sword, music and graphics so I always really liked to play it anxiety and all.