Extremely vibrant and soothing colors and clean graphics, hallmark of ghettoyouth's style. The main character is a catgirl loli too so if you like cute-looking hacks, this is probably the cutest one out there. The ASM was state-of-the-art for the time and the hack still has a very unique feel since many of the sprites and powers are exclusive to this hack. Each world has a custom boss, but the weak point of the third boss is a little cryptic.
The levels sometimes have gimmicks like coin collecting while inside a tornado or gathering flowers for a fairy, but much of the hack is standard platforming. You'll sometimes have to grab a P-switch or turn off a different switch to move forward but levels are designed in such a way that after finding the item, you're brought near where you need to be, or you'll never get stuck, so these parts aren't as tedious as many of the item-babysitting levels that came after this hack's time.
There are three big bugs I found:
- The bonus room graphics are garbled
- Being eaten by a big fish beats the level for you (but you still lose a life)
- Re-entering Strawberry Castle from the midway point makes you unable to move, thus the level is unbeatable, so avoid this tape.
Eligible for a fixme badge. There is no custom music, so AMK vigilantes need not apply.