I was just browsing through Newgrounds, then I saw this. Never played the original, but why not? Then... I realized it's AdventureIslands. The creator of the addicting SDD that I play everytime on my phone. So, here we go!
It's really an interesting concept. The gameplay is fine and it utilizes the controls, but they are really slippery sometimes. The level design is great, just like SDD. The music is alright. And now to the nitpicky questions/requests:
1. Controls are too slippery. You gotta fix it.
2. Why everytime Duke goes into a new room, the timer restarts? Is it an anomaly in the time? One quick idea for a new game mode: Perma. Perma because of Permadeath. You start off with a timer, maybe like 3-4 minutes, and you have to complete all of the levels in a dungeon before the timer runs out. If it will run out, the player needs to restart the entire dungeon.
3. I would like to hear a bit more variety in sounds and music.
But that's pretty much it! It's a really decent game and I love it. Thank you.