Now, to be honest, I think you chose your theme very poorly. No offense, but nothing in you animations has truly said "Mafia" to me. Really. These guys don't look at all like mobsters, the setting doesn't fit, and you seem to be taking a Tricky-like Madness side to the story, what with the MMV2, zombies and Mike.
Which really doesn't seem to fit your title to the series.
HOWEVER, I did some research on some mobster-like outfits and ranks, and I made some new goons for you. The sprite sheet isn't complete, but I do want you to take the whole mafia thing a bit more seriously. It's like you ran out of ideas to make the bad guys and just took the AAHW and stamped 'Mafia' on them. When you say mafia, whatever is going on in this series is not what i think of.
Now, take a look at the pic I've included.
Now THESE guys are mobsters. I would suggest you introduce the Caporegime in your fifth episode, since you are introducing MMV2 in the fourth. Don't ask me how I got your MMV2 sprites. It's magic. Anyway, according to mafia ranks, the Caporegime (the guy in the purple shades and tie) would be a person who was ranked just below the Consigliere and underboss (who in this case would be Mike), who is under the Mob Boss (Mafialeader). Or, if you are planning on having a twist (Like a guy above the Mafialeader) then Mike would be the Consigliere, Maifialeader the Underboss, and Mr. Mystery the Mob Boss. Anyway, back to the Caporegime. These guys would be like your A.T.P. agents; they would lead groups of mafia men and basically order them around. They would also be a lot smarter then the other doods (they would use cover and not dive straight into bullets.
The hitmen, well I guess you can figure that out. These guys wouldn't be below the Caporegime, but not above him either. They are more like the head guy's private people who would get special jobs done, work as security, or of course, paid to kill off somebody.
Now in regards to the Mafialeader, I believe we should give him a proper name to use alongside his nickname the 'Mafialeader'. But it must be nice and Italian or Sicilian, especially since we need to make up for giving Mike the most unoriginally non-mafia name ever. I suggest calling him Gaetano, I don't care if you decide he needs a last name. Also, I hope to give him a new outfit. I mean really, people that high up in the chain wouldn't be wearing the same old suit as any other joe-schmoe. I suggest we give him a nice vest or fur coat. But of course, we can still see the bandages underneath. Take a look at the pic on the left here to see what I mean. And what's good about the outfit, is that it doesn't matter what episode we change it in. In fact, I recommend you change it in Mafia Madness 4. I'll give you sprites later. And then maybe later on in the series we can alter his beard like Jesus' beard changed, but in a different style.
And regarding Mike? Really, I don't care what you do with him, he's already strayed way too far away from the Mafia theme to make him seem like a mobster. You can go along with the crazy-zombie-nutball theme.
Oh, and you should give Kage some allies. That would be nice.
And regarding the buildings, maybe I'll do a bit of art for the backgrounds, but not full rooms. I'll do some nice mafia themed decor like pillars and couches and other stuff to make it feel more mafia-esque, but I don't want to do full backgrounds, I've already got to work on the ones for my Madness Assassin.
Last but not least, weapons. You should give these guys fitting themed weapons. For your standard pistols, I recommend you use the Ruger .357, the Desert Eagle, the .500 Magnum, the Snub .500, the Colt Revolver, Snub Colt, and the gun you have the Mafialeader holding in your menu bio. Any other guns non-pistol wise work, although I definatly recommend you use the Thompson and other classic guns.
Now, last but not least, if I'm going to be in this, I'd like to know what your plans are for the future episodes of Mafia Madness. Send me plot details in a PM on DeviantART, it's too public here. And I know even this message is pushing it on here, I had to post it here because it's really easy to include pictures. That, and the fact that you would likely check here first. :3
Kage will Have 2 Allys, Like Hank, But of corse they'll be different, and the New design for the Mafia Men and Mafialeader, I Like, So I Shall Change it once you've finish the spritesheet and the gun that the Mafialeader is Holding that'd be the old style M1911 used in any episode after MC5 and Before MC10. With the ".5" Episodes it'll feature those allys. Mike is Now a Mutant, so Mutant's are a definate Must. The Mafia men In Mafia Madness 1,2 and 3 are basiclly 1337 I Did have Plans on Changing it, But, I got the idea to leave it like that after Playing GTA3 for a while.
No don't change it, just keep a good variety of them all. For example, for every 15 Mafia men he encounters, he encounters 2 MMV2s, and for every 20 Mafia men he encounters one Caporegime (or 'Capo' for short). The hitmen can come in whenever they please. Remember, it's never bad to have a variety of different enemies on the field. Besides, facing the same looking doods over and over again gets old. Of course, I can also make another batch of sprites for say, guys that appear as often as Mafia men but look more mobster-like.
Oh, and whoops, I forgot to finish the shading on the Mafialeader's coat. Speaking of which, what do you think of the name? Gaetano?
And I'm sure you noticed, there are two options for the hitmen. Use both. Some hitmen will wear fedoras, some will wear bowler hats. Again, it's for variety so you're not just seeing 20 of the same guy in the room.
Gaetano, Yeah, that is a good name for a leader. With the Hitmen, they'd be like A.T.P soldats in MC7.5, they rarely appear, see if you can modify Mike, because I think he needs a more mutant feel to him as he's supposed to be one though don't Make him too distorted because he's going to be the only character that appears in all episodes gaining a more and more Monsterous look. I've already came up with Kage's Progression though the episodes, which I only predicted after Making the form i most often use in my Pics first. I think the Capo would appear at the same Rate as the A.T.P engineers, And you know that test i Made with the Zombie Looking man where he has Full Blue Shades shoots a Random Grunt, That what I'm planing to have as the MMV3 and the final look for the Mafia Men, If you can Modify it to Make it look more mobster look while keeping the mutant look.
Alright, well first of all, let me say that you should really watch your grammar. There are at least 3 spelling errors I found on the main page that I'll fix later. And also, not everything should be capitalized. For example, you renamed 'Mafia men' to 'Mafia Men'. You see, 'men' is not a proper name, and therfore shouldn't be capitalized. Just trust me if I leave something with or without capital letters.
Well I know this is still in development, but I really suggest you change the background. Really, I mean copying the background from the Madness Wiki probably isn't the best idea. Try something more original, more fitting to Mafia Madness. Or just look up something different on google images. Like this image for example; http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/draw/09b0c79da4d3b652ece0d03ec2947b69
Sure thing. You know, I really like this new chat system in the newer wikis. The only thing I don't like is the new navigation bar they made. I mean, sure it looks nice, but it's just a little tedious to get to certain things.