Thank you so much for trying out our game and for the feedback!
The intent was for the characters to announce their entrance, but in practice it gets too chaotic at the higher scores, so we will be looking into some alternatives. We are also trying to work on our game balancing (that would most likely be one of our biggest challenges with this game). And I agree about the animations, and we are still working on them, we simply couldn't justify focusing on the animations when the game was in the broken state that it was in.
We will keep on working on our game after the jam ends and hope to eventually release it on mobile!