Black Crypt, Amiga.
Thanks for the suggestion! It’s already on The List, actually - I was drawn in by that wonderful title.
Oh yeah, this went up on the VGJunk shop today. I won’t be happy until my wardrobe is nothing but shirts with pixel skulls on them.
Here’s Sonic setting a terrible example for children everywhere by not wearing the correct safety headgear on a building site.
Death animation from Night Creatures, which I saw a lot when I was playing it for the article.