Like this? <- where 'black' is the floor color and white is the center of the laser. But wouldn't we need twice as many tiles?
I decided to see how many tiles I'm already using: The laser advances 8 pixels at a time (hard to tell, but see here):
So I only have to worry about animating the strafing movement: This alone is 14 tiles. The vertical laser animation would add another 13 tiles (the completely solid ground tile is taken into account). That's 27 tiles. So the green laser would need its own 27 (or 26?) tiles to make 54 (or 53?) tiles. The blue and purple lasers would just reuse the same tiles. Is this correct?
I thought he looked too much like Stuart Ashen. Especially now that he's bald.
This gives me an idea.