Okay I took youre suggestions into account and I am going to edit the weapons and continue making them in the ways you suggested.
Second part is making levels, I am trying to make tiles to build levels with. Heres just a tiny token of the tiles so far, Im not going to bother showing all of them because they are all pretty much the same just on slants. Its fairly basic, little shading and coloured lines which is something you guys mentioned about the weapons. I made it based off of pixel games like Nitrome's stuff (Check out his games on NG by the way, they are sweet!) atari and gameboy consoles etc. It actually reminds me of them old 2d sonic levels with the loops and swirls and also super mario bros with those grassy platforms held up by pillars.
No, I havent drawn ground yet. Thats probably the part I want help with most now. Anybody can tell me what kind of texture to use, provide example images and example colours then that would be great because I kept trying and everytime I looked at the result it just didnt seam to look quite right.
Heres the grass, let me know what you think, suggestions, tips, changes etc. Those tutorials helped out quite a bit and your suggestions were pretty good for the weapons. Be harsh, ultimately youre the ones going to be playing this game when I finish and release it and I aim to please. So speak your minds. I also added a second larger version so you can see pixel by pixel how it was made.