Has a nice LOZ feel to it
The overhead view, old school NES graphics, and battle system are very well thought out. I also like the costume changes when he levels up, and the weapon, shield, and health upgrades.
One minor problem that I found is that the map doesn't scroll fast enough to keep pace w/ my chara when I'm moving in only one direction, so I often get in fights I don't want to get in or accidentally pick up the red things when my health bar is full b/c I can't see much of the screen ahead of me.
Otherwise this is excellent work, looking forwards to playing this a lot when I don't feel like studying :)