I like it, the physics and sound effects feel good, and the graphics have a nice simple style that I like. Nice parallax background too. I would say work on a better HUD, and more graphics for the environment, like plants, water dripping, etc. Different enemies and obstacles as well, although I understand youre still in development. Whats done so far is flawless in my opinion though.
Edit: Im actually in my first run through cave story at the moment lol. I can see the influence now that I read that part of your topic title. Some advice I can give is, don't be too
influenced by Cave Story, try to throw in an original idea or something different from Cavestory if you plan on making a game of its own taste.
Edited by guitarman4545, 07 December 2009 - 08:07 PM.