Tip: Layer 3 backgrounds and tides disappear when you hit a message box, so plan your level around that. For example, you can add a sublevel without layer 3 at the start/midpoint, and include your message there.
I'm really glad you applied my suggestions. The hack is much better now, but most imporatntly, it doesn't have any major issues, and gameplay-wise, it's worth accepting.
It's not an extremly fancy hack, but, like the author says, it's a mostly vanilla hack, with a traditional design, spicied up in the castles for more difficult challenges.
A good hack, sure worth a shot. 3/5.