I've been working on trying to come up with a way to create a "jolt" effect when a character shoots in my top down game. I'm not really sure how to describe what I mean, but it's something like the character... erm, jolts backwards quickly on shoot. If you've played Counter Strike 2D, when you fire your gun the sprite of the player jolts back quickly.
I just can't figure out how to do it. Could anyone help me with trying to figure out how to do this?