How about having each character have his/her own powerups? Confused? I'll explain. Say you were playing as Link, and you hit a block that would have a Mushroom come out. Instead, something else pops out, but it does the same thing as a Mushroom. It's just basically altering the sprites, not the function of it. Here's my ideas: Link- Mushroom: Life Potion Fire Flower: 2nd Potion 1-Up: Heart Container Star: Fairy Bill- Mushroom: Machine Gun power-up Fire Flower: Spread Gun power-up 1-Up: ??? Star: ??? Simon- Mushroom/Fire Flower: Whip Upgrade 1-Up: Healing Item Star: Cross Mega Man- Mushroom: Mega Man's Helmet Fire Flower: ??? 1-Up: Energy Tank Star: (I don't know the name of it, but it's in Mega Man 1 and 10, maybe 9, I don't remember, and it looks similar to a Bombos Medallion if I remember correctly. It's like an Mystery Tank; it refills everything) Samus- Mushroom: Long Beam power-up Fire Flower: Wave Beam or Varia Suit power-up 1-Up: Energy Tank Star: Missle Tank or Screw Attack power-up? SOPHIA- Mushroom/Fire Flower: Upgrade (appears when you beat a boss) 1-Up: P Ball Star: H Ball I don't have Ryu up there because I have no idea what to put for him.