> You have your point, Haze! > > I agree that ZEUS shadowing/lightening are kinda weird, but it is what made the game > to look great.Even reviews that did not like the gameplay back in 1997, praised the > graphics - that could be easily checked also on alt.google.groups > > However, I do believe we are not talking about those effects only, as whole layers > might be missing: > > > Please, notice the grid in the background. I'm sure you will agree it is not only > brightening difference. > > I can also check if YourMKArcadeSource can provide more clear screenshots if you > want, as I saw people think the video quality capture was bad. He has already > contributed with several rare MK roms and said to ping him, in case of any > assistance, as he would be more than happy to help.
it's just a shading effect, looks like some kind of Gouraud shading or similar, different darkness / colour levels for each corner of the polygon with the value interpolated across it.
obviously without the shading things look a little more 'flat' but there are no missing layers.