Good game. Resets too quickly to main title if you run out of time at least I assume I ran out of time? Boat moves too fast and accelerates too quickly. Liked the unusual gameplay and the fact you have to bounce shots to do different things. Had a good NES feel to it, liked the graphics - did you make them all?
The graphics was made by Joan and Leif-julian, all from scratch :-)
We tried to apply the theme several times: throwback to Nes games, throwback to the viking era, story with throwback to a defenseless state, throwback bullets to enemies and even whirlpools that throwback the player to early stages of the level.
The timeouts are too strict, I agree. I'll tune them better for after the game jam. For the boat acceleration on windy areas, I have an idea for making it feel better, also for after the game jam :-)
Ah! O forgot to mention that the game is best played with dual analog joysticks like Xbox, ps3 or the Android touchscreen. There you can regulate speed much better.