you really need better instructions,
Thank you for the review. (and so goes to 3 guys below) May I ask what exactly are the problems of the instruction? I asked my friend, and he said he didn't understand what to hit or avoid until he pushed the instruction button, and suggested to display the instruction in the first place. Is that the case of you guys?
Anyone can make an 8 bit game and call it retro; with this game I feel like I am sitting in front of my old C-64 playing... okay maybe the graphics are more along the lines of the ZX Spectrum but still...
Sometimes I like old-fashion games, and with this one you nailed it.
The lack of control over the character really makes it difficult to grab the food when you need it, or evade an enemy as it comes by. Because of that, it felt like the main factor to winning this game is just luck.
You should add something more to the gameplay, give better instructions, and most definitely allow the player to have better control over the character; such as being able to move him up and down without having to pull him backwards at an angle.
Hope this may help you improve the game a bit.
Boring. Needs better instructions.