Having spent several hours on this games, I can heartily recommend it to fans of the original. This is a loving homage to Tarmin, and I would hope the original creators would enjoy this version.
The good bits were the intermission, the changing wall colors, having all the weapons and armor back, seeing the armor on display, the little bit of story, and the manual.
The bad bits would be the lack of food and the multiple spelling errors. I also would have had your stats and food refreshed at the intermission.
Luck is a huge part of the game, the reusable weapons break and break often. Many a game was quit because of a lack of weapons and food. Food only restores 2 war points and 1 spiritual point, and there are only six to one pickup. You can go several levels without food.
How I won on medium was picking up a couple potions that jack up your stats, hitting a number of gates to get the spiritual HP's up, and picking and choosing my battles. Despite that, I was in the teens in the levels low on food and out of reusable weapons; I had platinum armor though. I ended up grabbing two platinum crossbows and stomped my way to the end. Good times.
I cannot stress enough how every owner of the original should check this game out.
I would suggest this game's creator make a game called Happy Land and include one and two player modes.