Was good but theres a problem.
I was very close to giving this a perfect score but sadly there is a game killing bug.
Like you said in the intro screen you can hit "q" to skip the dialog. I didn't skip any of it as it was actually quite entertaining. But then I get to the boss with the pop-goes-the-weasel music box thing, and he (it?) asks a question that I'm supposed to answer yes or no. The problem was I was skipping through his dialog and then ended up skipping the question! I saw it for a split second before the dialog ended and the boss fight music started. The life bar shows up, I start attacking, but the boss is still standing there and its life doesn't go down. The game pretty much ended there for me because I couldn't make anything happen. I even used the "mysterious blue feather", which had a nice visual effect but still nothing happened. I had to restart the game.
Other than that one bug, the game is great. The pixel art really works well with the music too. Good job! I want to see more.