I've been working on the graphic elements for my game Super Awesome! for awhile, and I feel like I've hit an art block for the heads-up display. I've been looking at the same references for awhile (mostly 2D platformers/RPGs/adventure games from the SNES, genesis, and old pc eras), and they're not doing much for me so far.
I was just thinking that y'all might have some idea of some other games that had some interesting HUD designs that could jump start my creative juices again.
Just to give y'all an idea where I'm at, here's a half finished design I had floating around awhile.
<img src="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w89/Popowigeon/HUD01.png~original" border="0" />