Question about copyright using pixel art

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So I am working on some pixel art for my game, but I am basing it off of an old Nintendo game. If it looks similar, but I make it with some slight variations is that ok as long as I am not ripping the characters/sprites from that game? I just don't want to get some letter randomly from Nintendo or my game shutdown.
 

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Unless you're taking the actual sprites and modifying them or tracing them, Nintendo won't do anything to your original work. However, if you're basing it on a property like a few pokemon fangames in the past then they will probably get onto you so keep that in mind.
 

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Alright thanks. Yea I am not ripping anything, but working on a game based off of Rampage on the NES. Changing up the sprites, and making my own but using the game concept.
 

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