I understand where you are coming from 100%. I played around with a few ideas like refreshing a jump when you hit an enemy earlier on and it was definitely fun but it always lead to the game becoming too confusing or too easy.
although I'm sure I could keep tweaking and improving this and it is a project I'd love to come back to and expand upon, so feedback is really helpful.
anyways thanks for playing and taking the time to tell me what you think. :]