quick question on shading

in MZM sprites, where does the light come from for the shading on the sprites. i need to know 'cus i’m doing some sprites in the style of MZM, and it isn’t 100% clear where the light is coming from.

It looks like it comes from above.

m:zm is a bit funny when it comes to shading. To me it looks like they did it from straight on, which would usually make it look like pillow shading, but they did it in a doable way.

take a look at the sprites. i think some parts may be from above as well i haven’t played it in a while.