Well, the first version is done and although it still needs seriously optimised, it's in and working. I ended up using a slight hybrid between the one from Blood Money, and Dan's one from Armalyte. I loved the way he gathers sprites into blocks IF the hardware sprite your going to overwrite next has finished rendering, then it doesn't bother with a new IRQ, it just does it anyway! Very cool. I'll probably unroll the multiplexor IRQ and that'll help me get sprites closer to other ones. It looks like I'll have to redo a few paths from the Plus4 as they are a little close for the multiplexor (since they're 16x16 and not 24x21); theres an advantage to having software sprites... Still, it'll probably make the games a little different so you can have fun playing them both!
I'll probably try and get a C64 teaser done soon now, but I still have a couple of bugs to fix on it - and the sprites are still all actually only 16x16, even though its displaying 24x21! I might just "scale" them for now, just so they fill more of the screen.
Luca has also said he's not really interested in doing any changes for the C64 version - he's a Plus/4 man through and through, so nearer the time I'll be on the look out for a dedicated C64 artist to add some spit and polish.