I have played in game in my childhood and I liked it, but replaying recently has made some of my opinions change on the game. The game is pretty ok for what it is and what it brings to the table, but there are some issues with it that sour the experience a bit:
- For 1, the game can sometimes straight up softlock you if you are not careful, I had this happen like 3 times on my recent playthrough, and most of them were on world 6 SPECIFICLY, 1 of them was because an enemy threw a torch when I was trying to enter the "well" and I somehow passed through the wall/screen and I couldn't re-enter the screen without restarting and like 2 of them was because at the last sections of the level where you get like 4 different abilities to use, there's a section where you have to use the wing ability, but if you accidentally grab the stone ability you can't jump high enough to reach the platforms on top which also makes you restart the game since you can't go back or regain the abilities.
- The water ability as a concept can be interesting, but it feels really...stupid, because it's only used in like 2 levels and which 1 of them being the final boss(and you can even exploit the 2nd phase to not even NEEDING to use the water ability). The other abilities also are kind of on the more useless side of things, the only exception is the wing ability because that completely changes how you play the game and what action you do.
But not counting these 2 things the rest of the game is mostly fine enough platformer, it's short, it's simple, it's not trying to be TOO ambitious but also it's not identical to the Mario(Or general platforming) games.