I'm making this thread so I don't bitch out and not do anything to one level in the hack that needs change the most.
-introduce conveyor-belts early on w/e direction changing gimmick
-combine the two later, and devise sfx beat like beat block galaxy
-redo pallet and aesthetics (seriously, what was I thinking? It looks gross)
-make it look like it's in a freaking cave, hehe