I would love to see a Coleco , Sega Master or SNES version..
How about the ability to swap between old school and new graphics or at least having a "Retro" room / level haha...
As much as I hated the decaying monsters killing you, they are major gameplay, I would like to see factors that can change dead monster decay. I did like that if you shoot a decaying monster it will start the decay process all over again.
How about one level that is inspired retro "Berzerk" with the graphics changed for that one level and Evil Otto as the old school Winky? Its amazing how similar those games were in terms of concepts and level design. I mean the hall dragon was evil Otto... hummm.. I guess Venture is Exidy's take on Berzerk.. haha
The control in Venture was pretty wonky, move the controller to point your bow and arrow first, then delay... then move, that control was crazy but also part of the game, I guess I would think keeping that would be important to me as it made me think of a different strategy to move at times.
More rooms that do not have enemies but are just obstacles, the Diamond room was one of my faves in the old game.
How about a 2 player simultaneous that lets you hit each other to stun the other player? Ha ha, I would love to play that with my friends..
In any case looking forward to whatever you do decide, as that looks like a great project!!