Well I can answer that now with some authority: I don't.
The next few posts after this one detail my experiences with the game. The last thing I wrote before this review was this:
Ultimately, I can't decide if this is a punishing game designed for platform gaming experts, or if it was created by platform gaming amateurs. Is it rough and primitive, or polished and intentionally convoluted?
I'm about half way through the game and feel fairly well qualified to judge now. It's not a difficult gem of a game, it's a rough and poorly built game with a cute main character and very little else to offer. The English version is terribly written, and though I've tried, I cannot say for sure that the mistakes spelling, grammar and punctuation failed to impact my judgement.
The controls are just bizarrely implemented. One button to attack, one button to jump, another to jump in three different ways depending on how long you press it, and a fourth button to do a charging jump attack. Why the fuck are there three different jump buttons!?
It's terribly unpolished, which is sort of embarrassing 'cause platform games were really well figured out by 1993. There's not really any excuse for the poor control layout, the strange charging mechanisms that don't offer any indication of level reached, so the player just guesses if he's held the button long enough or not.
And, when you guess wrong, the game seems far too enthusiastic about your punishment, with many different ways to stun the player so they cannot move for several seconds at a time.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that any game where the player can jump so high they stun themselves when falling down again is probably poorly designed.
The graphics are passable, though if someone told me the game was upgraded from an earlier NES title I would believe it. There's not a lot of animation beyond the main character (who, it must be said, has a suprising number of animations) with backgrounds and NPCs that rarely offer more than two frames of animation.
So it's hard, boring, complicated, offers only rudimentary platform action, and delights in torturing the player.
Official verdict: Fuck this game.
Download the ROM if you want.