It's done and it looks a damn sight better than what I had up here earlier.
Are you responsible for these awesome sprites / animations? If so, they are awesome! It seems like it will be pretty fun to play, too.
When you get them really close together and then make them frantically move left and right, it looks like they're having a tug of war!
Even funnier, if you rapidly mash directions you can bust out some crazy moves.
And I did all the sprites and animations, the game required the duelists to twirl their mustaches and snarl in a certain way and I thought that it would be easier to do it myself rather than try and explain it to someone else. And, hey, segmented animation is always good for a laugh.
You can score points now which means that it's an actual game!
The game is "finished", updated top post.