Rukes, I don't you read the Author Comments ya retarded donkey
A great game and an original idea, i don't think the deadlines are a problem, but it does make the game pretty hard, i am one who can't upgrade enough to beat the boss, but the game is fun and rather inovating. You should consider making a big game out of that, without the deadlines and in which you would go around villages, buy equips, face giant dungeons and gauntlets and face gargantuan 8-bit bosses, like a huge adventure, because this game mechanic works well for such kind of game.
A very, very fun game. Probably one of the best Ludum Dare games I've played. Well done!