I've liked it a lot. That's cause this game's been very well and it's been very thoroughly, done!
Now, it might not be the properest of places to do so, yet I will not quiet my complaint. The medals! None of those have I received, despite them being easy to get. Must be some short-termual glitch!..
NEEDS MOAR GLITCHSs
Love the pre-loader
From the start, I want to point out that I feel that QUALITY of this game warrants a higher rating, because you have presented of good quality here but seems the score could be better. Fun game kind of short it seemed but was really loving the pre-loader with your game cartridge nice idea there and glad this won an award aswell as having a good amount of medals so congrats on all that good stuff, This game was nastalgic, it was kind of tricky with everything but was still pretty nifty of a game. I just can't rate this badly because it's really well done, and there has been put so much time in this. And your effort and creativity does show off very well with this one, so try and keep that aspect of ideas going into new and wonderfull ideas.
~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
Now you should try to improve on what you already have achieved. Some additional Extra's here and there would be very nice. Some sort of bonus stuff aswell, here is my take on some options that could help drive this even to some more success With this one i wouldnt mind a much larger screen and such, maybe to see more of the details.
Hard to believe this game came from the same maker as "chickaboom". They have nothing to do with each other and this is so SO much better. But there's a mystery here, it says it was uploaded at the end of 2010 but I'm POSITIVE I played it in 2009! Because I know where I was when I played it, and I haven't lived there since August 2009. And this game really sticks in my mind, it made quite an impression on me. Are my wires crossed or was it existent somewhere else before being put on Newgrounds? Or maybe it was removed from Newgrounds and put back up? Or did my computer reach into the future and let me play a game that didn't exist yet?
Rotten cat, ha ha. Mine would never betray me like that. But then she never acted like a stereotypical cat in any way. NOT lazy, always running around the house at top speed so noisily she sounded like a hoofed animal, rather dependent, not just aware of other people's feelings but empathic to a possibly pathological extreme, and not even affected by catnip.
6 More levels, 2 more bosses, make it for gameboy, change reallife-year to 1992 - and as a result there would never ever be a super mario necessary. This game absolutely beats it! :D
Seriusly, without your quick-save-mode after every room this would have been a pain in the ...., but with it it s a NICE piece of cake! Ya got te story, ya got the controls, ya got the atmosphere, ya got the sound/music! The only thing left needed I d say would be a rework of the asteroid-slaughter, which is really difficult. If this is done, you could add a requirement to enter the levels, maybe sth. like "kill 200 asteroids to enter first leve"l, "300 to enter 2nd level", 400 to enter3rd level, 500 to see the end-sequence. But only if you easy up killing them, i couldnt kill more than 20 i think at the current rate.