Just had a couple of shots of this and like it a lot. Only things I have a problem with so far are 1) - no visual/audio feedback when a bad guy gets killed (I want do see Ninja and Green Sumo Bloke go splat!) and 2) the continues seem a bit... pointless (no pun intended).
Lovely presentation, too.
Thank you for the feedback. I didn't want to mess with the sprites or the characters' modus operandi, which is why there's no splats. The continue option is really for up and coming gamers, not hardcore old-timers. :)