They are all good, I had to think hard which one to pick.
Gonken obviously added a nice winter flare to the continually developing MZC tileset. Yet, I felt MZC alone did not deserve my vote as other submissions tried for other effects.
Allison also did a very good job on her submission. The retro colors supplemented the design well, and it originally had my vote.
Norlornbon mixes winter gameboy graphics with a town scene effectively
OrinXD's winter scene alone was well designed, but the new health gauge was well designed, although it is a bit of a double edged sword, for the new health gauge feels a little bit too cramped and unfamiliar (but still it remains well designed)
Hubydweyer and Rambly both use Pure well, although Hubydweyer's submission feels just a bit plain, and the lack of Rambly's custom sprite was bit of a disappointment.
Feenicks also almost got my vote. A well designed frozen water screen, and the glossy sprite choice helped bring out some colors.
Ultimately, though, I had to go with William. I have deep respect for anyone who makes custom sprites. But respect does not earn a vote. But well-designed custom sprites are worth a vote. William's submission was clean, recognizable and colorful. It was a difficult choice, but William's work earned my vote in the end.
Excellent job by everyone.
EDIT: Grammar error, please don't kill me
Edited by Yapollo, 29 December 2011 - 05:17 PM.